Mavericks rout Grizzlies; Magic crush Pistons

The Sports Xchange/Reuters

Posted at Feb 06 2014 02:32 PM | Updated as of Feb 06 2014 10:32 PM

Mavericks 110, Grizzlies 96

Dallas Mavericks beat Memphis for the third time this season and moved two games ahead of the Grizzlies for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas (29-21) with 26 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Power forward Zach Randolph led Memphis (26-22) with 25 points, nine rebounds and four assists.


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Celtics 114, 76ers 108

Jeff Green led the way with 36 points, 17 of which came in the third quarter, and Boston beat Philadelphia for their second straight win.

Boston forward/center Jared Sullinger had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics (17-33) while Thaddeus Young scored 20 for the 76ers (15-35) who lost their fourth straight.

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Magic 112, Pistons 98

Rookie guard Victor Oladipo scored 20 points in a reserve role and the Orlando Magic breezed to an easy victory over the Detroit Pistons.

The Magic (14-37) reserves outscored the Detroit reserves 49-20 to key the victory. The Pistons never got closer than 10 points in the fourth quarter.

Pistons (19-29) forward Josh Smith led everyone with 25 points and 12 rebounds.