CHARLOTTE — Greg Monroe scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, stepping up with Brandon Knight on the bench nursing a hyperextended right knee, to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 105-99 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.
Knight had 21 points before injuring his knee late in the third quarter. Monroe then took over, finishing with seven rebounds and seven assists as the Pistons denied the Bobcats their first back-to-back wins since November.
Jose Calderon finished with 17 points for Detroit.
Kemba Walker led Charlotte with 24 points, and Ramon Sessions (Myrtle Beach) had 18 points and eight assists. Byron Mullens added 15 points for the Bobcats, who have the worst record in the NBA.
HEAT 103, HAWKS 90
At Atlanta, Miami scored the first 13 points of the fourth quarter to erase Atlanta’s 10-point lead and the Heat, led by LeBron James’ 24 points, extended their winning streak to eight.
GRIZZLIES 88, RAPTORS 82
At Toronto, Zach Randolph had 17 points and 18 rebounds, and Mike Conley scored 17 points as Memphis won its fifth in a row.
PACERS 125, KNICKS 91
At Indianapolis, Paul George scored 27 points to lead the Pacers.
NETS 97, BUCKS 94
At Milwaukee, Deron Williams scored 23 points to lead the Nets. Monta Ellis three free-throw chances to tie the game in the final seconds.
CAVALIERS 105, HORNETS 100
At Cleveland, Kyrie Irving scored 20 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Cavaliers.
ROCKETS 122, THUNDER 119
At Houston, James Harden scored a career-high 46 points, and Jeremy Lin added 29 to lead the Rockets.
TIMBERWOLVES 94, 76ERS 87
At Minneapolis, Nikola Pekovic had 27 points and tied a career high with 18 rebounds to power Minnesota.
MAVERICKS 111, MAGIC 96
At Dallas, Shawn Marion and Elton Brand scored 17 apiece to lead the Mavericks.
Report: Rockets make trades
The Houston Rockets have reportedly reached separate agreements on trades that will send Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney Douglas to Sacramento and Marcus Morris to Phoenix.
The Rockets will receive Thomas Robinson, Francisco Garcia and Tyler Honeycutt from the Kings. The deals need league approval.
In the other deal, the person said the Rockets will receive a future second-round pick from the Suns in exchange for Morris, who will join his twin brother, Markieff, on the Phoenix roster.
Detroit 105, Charlotte 99
Memphis 88, Toronto 82
Indiana 125, New York 91
Houston 122, Oklahoma City 119
Minnesota 94, Philadelphia 87
Brooklyn 97, Milwaukee 94
Miami 103, Atlanta 90
Cleveland 105, New Orleans 100
Dallas 111, Orlando 96
Phoenix at Golden State, late
Boston at L.A. Lakers, late
Miami at Chicago, 8 p.m.
San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.