Nba roundup

Pistons stop Bobcats

The Associated PressFebruary 20, 2013 

— 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.

Eastern Conference

AtlanticWLPctGB
New York3219.627
Brooklyn3322.6001
Boston2825.5285
Philadelphia2230.423101/2
Toronto2233.40012
SoutheastWLPctGB
Miami3714.725
Atlanta2923.55881/2
Washington1537.288221/2
Orlando1539.278231/2
Charlotte1341.241251/2
CentralWLPctGB
Indiana3321.611
Chicago3122.58511/2
Milwaukee2627.49161/2
Detroit2234.39312
Cleveland1737.31516

Western Conference

SouthwestWLPctGB
San Antonio4312.782
Memphis3518.6607
Houston3026.536131/2
Dallas2429.45318
New Orleans1936.34524
NorthwestWLPctGB
Oklahoma City3915.722
Denver3421.61851/2
Utah3124.56481/2
Portland2529.46314
Minnesota2031.392171/2
PacificWLPctGB
L.A. Clippers3917.696
Golden State3023.56671/2
L.A. Lakers2529.46313
Sacramento1936.345191/2
Phoenix1836.33320

Wednesday’s Games

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

Today’s Games

Miami at Chicago, 8 p.m.

San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

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