Playing without starting guards
Detroit led 24-13 after the first, which equaled San Antonio's lowest-scoring quarter of the season. It was 35-20 before the Pistons hit a dry spell of their own toward the end of the half. A 16-4 run by the Spurs left Detroit with only a three-point lead at halftime.
The Pistons managed to maintain their advantage, though. Kennard's outside shooting gave Detroit a lift on a night when neither team was impressive offensively, and Bullock was sharp throughout in just his 12th start of the season.
Jack finished with 15 points, and Michael Beasley scored 15 off the bench for the Knicks, who snapped a season-worst four-game losing streak.
Cousins made a 3-pointer and scored on a drive to give New Orleans a 99-91 lead with 2:57 left before New York fought back.
Porzingis scored seven straight points to give the Knicks a 103-101 lead with 38 seconds left.
Johnson finished with a season-high 31 points, and Dragic had 25 points and eight assists.
Aaron Gordon led the Magic with 39 points, and Evan Fournier added 23.
Dragic's baseline runner with 2:03 remaining put the Heat up 107-105 and he added a layup to push the lead to four. After Gordon's three free throws with 1:12 left, Johnson hit a 3-pointer to give Miami a four-point lead.
The Magic (12-25) lost for the 10th time in 11 games despite shooting 54 percent. The Heat (19-17) shot 63 percent in the second half in winning for the eighth time in 12 games.
Shabazz Napier finished with 21 points and
The Blazers led Atlanta, the
Atlanta went ahead 77-69 early in the fourth on Marco Belinelli's jumper. The lead swelled to 12 on John Collins' three-point play and to 13 on
Curry shot 13 for 17 and 10 of 13 from deep in 26 minutes for his ninth 30-point game this season after missing 11 games with a sprained right ankle. His mere presence brought energy to the Warriors and all of Oracle Arena, and he spent much of the fourth quarter pacing and gesturing in delight while cheering his teammates with a towel draped over his head.
Kevin Durant added 20 points, nine assists and five rebounds, and Klay Thompson scored 21 points as the Warriors wrapped up nearly three weeks at home in California.
James had 29 points, eight rebounds and six assists on his 33rd birthday as Cleveland lost at Utah for the sixth straight time. The Cavs' three-game losing streak is their second this season.
Mitchell blew by
Mitchell shot 10 for 17 from the field.
James did not record a point or an assist during the game-changing third quarter, which Utah opened with a 23-3 run. Cleveland connected on just 4 of 19 shots in the quarter.
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Philadelphia played without star center