Brandon Knight scored 21 points and Greg Monroe added 19, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 105-99 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday. Jose Calderon added 17 points and Rodney Stuckey chipped in with 12 points and seven rebounds off the bench for the Pistons, who have won four of their last six games. Kemba Walker poured in a game-high 24 points and Ramon Sessions added 18 points and eight assists for the Bobcats, who have dropped nine of their last 11 tilts.
Final Score: Indiana 125, New York 91
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Paul George scored 27 points as the Indiana Pacers got their post All-Star break schedule off to a roaring start with a 125-91 trouncing of the New York Knicks from Bankers Life Fieldhouse. George added eight rebounds while making good on 11-of-19 field goal attempts in leading Indiana to its highest scoring output of the season. David West contributed 18 points and nine boards to the rout, while Lance Stephenson registered 14 points in a game the Pacers never trailed at any stage. The win also moved Indiana within just a half-game of the slumping Knicks for the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. Tyson Chandler compiled 19 points and 11 rebounds for New York, which limped into the break off consecutive home losses to the Los Angeles Clippers and Toronto and mustered a subpar 33.7 shooting percentage against Indiana's stingy defense. Carmelo Anthony went just 7-of-21 from the field in finishing with 15 points, over 13 below his season average.
Final Score: Memphis 88, Toronto 82
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Zach Randolph recorded a double-double with 17 points and 18 rebounds, and the Grizzlies shut down their former franchise player in upending the Toronto Raptors, 88-82, at Air Canada Centre. Rudy Gay, playing in his first game against the Grizzlies since they traded him to Toronto in a three-team swap late last month, shot just 5-of-15 from the floor and finished with 13 points and nine rebounds as the Raptors had their five- game winning streak snapped. Tayshaun Prince, one of the three players the Grizzlies received in the Gay deal, added 11 points, and Mike Conley chipped in 17 points, six rebounds and six assists in the victory. Tony Allen had 12 points and eight boards for Memphis, which earned a fifth straight win for the first time since November. Alan Anderson sparked a Toronto comeback in the fourth quarter and scored a game-high 19 points, but the hosts never got over the hump in losing for the first time this season when allowing less than 90 points.