Indiana Pacers center Roy HIbbert (55) takes a shot against Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Orlando 98-79. Photo by Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Pacers 98, Magic 79
Danny Granger scored a season-high 16 points to lead a dominant effort from the Indiana Pacers' bench in a blowout of the Orlando Magic.
Indiana (37-10) is 25-2 against teams that are now below .500 and went on a tear midway through the second half to dispatch Orlando (13-37).
Lance Stephenson had 15 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for Eastern Conference-leading Indiana.
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Thunder 86, Grizzlies 77
Kevin Durant scored 31 points to lead Oklahoma City to a victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Durant, who returned to form after his 12-game streak of 30-point games ended in Brooklyn on Friday, also racked up eight rebounds and eight assists for the Western Conference-leading Thunder (39-11).
Zach Randolph paced the Grizzlies (26-21) with 13 points and 13 rebounds.
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Mavericks 124, Cavaliers 107
All-Star forward Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a routine victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Five other Mavericks (28-21) scored in double figures, while All Star guard Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 27 for the Cavaliers (16-32).