Brooklyn Nets forward Mason Plumlee (1) reaches for a rebound during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. Photo by Howard Smith, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Nets 105, 76ers 101
Guard Deron Williams had 19 points and nine assists as the Brooklyn Nets held off a furious finish by the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Nets (42-34) won their second straight, snapped a three-game road losing streak and improved to 32-13 since opening the season 10-21.
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Bulls 96, Wizards 78
Guard D.J. Augustin scored 25 points as the Chicago Bulls used a dominant first half to win their fifth straight game in a canter over the Washington Wizards.
Augustin made six three-pointers and Joakim Noah recorded his fifth straight double-double for the Bulls (45-32), who led by 28 points in the first half and 52-26 at halftime.
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Pistons 115, Celtics 111
Reserve guard Rodney Stuckey had 26 points as the Detroit Pistons staved off playoff elimination with a home victory over the short-handed Boston Celtics.
Pistons center Andre Drummond notched his fourth consecutive double-double and Eastern Conference-high 52nd this season with 19 points and 20 rebounds.