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Pacers top Pistons to snap 3-game skid

– Roy Hibbert had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 98-79 win over Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

David West scored 14 points and Lance Stephenson added 12 points and 11 boards to help the Pacers snap a three-game skid.

Greg Monroe had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Rodney Stuckey scored 14 points for the Pistons, who have lost four of the last five.

The Pacers went on an 18-2 run in the second quarter. Stephenson made a three-pointer and a free throw to help the Pacers take a 54-36 lead at halftime.

The Pistons played without forwards Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye, who learned they are part of a trade that will send them to Memphis for Jose Calderon.

“We had an edge, which is important when you have a losing streak,” Pacers coach Frank Vogel said.

BULLS 104, BUCKS 88: In Milwaukee, Nate Robinson scored 16 of his 24 points in the second quarter to lead Chicago.

Jimmy Butler, a second-year pro from Marquette, had 18 points and five rebounds in a return to the arena where he played college basketball.

Samuel Dalembert had 14 points and a season-high 13 rebounds for the Bucks. Ersan Ilyasova added 18 points and seven rebounds.

76ERS 92, WIZARDS 84: In Philadelphia, Jrue Holiday scored 21 points, Nick Young had 18 as Philadelphia won for just the fourth time in 13 games and seventh in 24.

Thaddeus Young and Lavoy Allen each added 14 points for the Sixers Emeka Okafor had 15 points and 17 rebounds, Nene scored 16 and Martell Webster got 15 for Washington.

The Wizards dropped to 6-5 since John Wall returned from a knee injury. They were 5-28 without him and entered with the second-worst record in the NBA. Wall had nine points on 3-for-12 shooting.

KNICKS 113, MAGIC 97: In New York, Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points to set a team-record with his 30th straight 20-point game, leading New York over reeling Orlando.

Anthony’s scoring overshadowed outstanding games by New York big men Tyson Chandler and Amare Stoudemire who combined for 35 points on 17-of-18 shooting from the field against the Magic, who lost their seventh straight and 18th in 20 games.

SPURS 102, BOBCATS 78: In San Antonio, Tony Parker had 22 points as San Antonio extended its winning streak to nine games.

With the win, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will coach the Western Conference All-Stars for the third time in his career.

CELTICS 99, KINGS 81: In Boston, Paul Pierce scored 16 points and Boston won its second game since losing Rajon Rondo for the season with a knee injury.

HAWKS 93, RAPTORS 92: In Atlanta, Al Horford scored 22 points, including a go-ahead dunk with 21 seconds remaining to lift Atlanta.

HEAT 105, NETS 85: In New York, LeBron James had 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, as Miami won its 13th in a row over Brooklyn.

CLIPPERS 96, TIMBERWOLVES 90: In Minneapolis, Blake Griffin had 26 points and 13 rebounds and DeAndre Jordan added 16 points and 12 boards to lift Los Angeles.

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