Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Kelly amassed a career-high 26 points, Steve Blake recorded a triple-double and the Los Angeles Lakers put an end to a seven-game losing streak with a 119-108 victory over the also- slumping Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Blake racked up 11 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in his second game back from an elbow injury, and he and Kelly were two of several Lakers to step up their production with the team fielding a shorthanded roster. Jordan Farmar, playing for the first time since New Year's Eve, drained five 3-pointers in a 21-point, eight-assist effort, while Wesley Johnson contributed 20 points and nine rebounds for a Los Angeles squad that dressed just eight players with Pau Gasol (groin), Jodie Meeks (ankle) and Jordan Hill (cervical strain) out with injuries and point guard Steve Nash held out in the second test of a back-to-back. The Lakers then lost forward Nick Young to a knee problem in the second quarter and had center Chris Kaman foul out with 8:29 left. Center Robert Sacre picked up his sixth foul with 3:32 remaining, but was permitted to stay in due to his team being out of bodies. Los Angeles overcame the depletions by hitting 18 shots from 3-point range, its most ever in a non-overtime contest. The Cavaliers were handed a sixth straight defeat despite C.J. Miles' 27 points off the bench and a 15-point, 13- rebound output from Anderson Varejao.
Final Score: Orlando 112, Detroit 98
Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Victor Oladipo paced a balanced Orlando scoring attack with 20 points, as the Magic downed the Detroit Pistons, 112- 98, on Wednesday at Amway Center. Glen Davis donated 18 points, Arron Afflalo and Maurice Harkless each added 15 points, and Nikola Vucevic netted 14 points for the Magic, who had lost five of their last six coming into the game. Josh Smith led all scorers with 25 points to go with 12 rebounds, Andre Drummond registered 15 points and 14 boards and Brandon Jennings supplied 15 points and 10 assists for the Pistons, who have lost two straight games.
Final Score: Boston 114, Philadelphia 108
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeff Green netted 36 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 114-108 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center. Green hit 5-of-7 from distance and Jared Sullinger tallied 19 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and four blocks to help the Celtics to their first two-game winning streak since mid-December. Rajon Rondo flirted with a triple-double in the triumph, finishing with eight points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, while Brandon Bass poured in 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting. Thaddeus Young led seven Sixers in double figures with 20 points, while Tony Wroten scored 18 off the bench. Spencer Hawes and Lavoy Allen each notched double-doubles, with Hawes donating 13 points and 14 rebounds and Allen contributing 10 and 10.
Final Score: Houston 122, Phoenix 108
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Dwight Howard had a monster 34-point, 14- rebound double-double to lead the Houston Rockets to a 122-108 win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. James Harden supplied 23 points, while Chandler Parsons and Terrence Jones tallied 19 points apiece for Houston, which has won four straight. Goran Dragic had 23 points with eight assists to lead Phoenix, which has lost two straight following a five-game winning streak. Gerald Green, P.J. Tucker, and Leandro Barbosa scored 13 points apiece in the setback.
Final Score: Dallas 110, Memphis 96
Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Dirk Nowitzki scored a game-high 26 points, as the Dallas Mavericks used a strong second half to surge past the Memphis Grizzlies, 110-96, on Wednesday at FedExForum. Brandan Wright tallied 17 points off the bench, while Samuel Dalembert and Monta Ellis each supplied 14 points for the Mavericks, who have won three straight games. Both teams shot over 50 percent from the floor, but the difference came in the paint, where Dallas outscored Memphis by a 56-32 margin. Zach Randolph paced the Grizzlies with 25 points and nine rebounds, while Courtney Lee contributed 22 points for Memphis, which has lost two straight on the heels of a six-game win streak.
Final Score: New Orleans 105, Atlanta 100
New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Anthony Davis had 27 points and 10 rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 105-100 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. Brian Roberts scored 19 points and Eric Gordon finished with 18 for the Pelicans, winners in five of their last seven games. Paul Millsap scored 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, DeMarre Carroll had 22 points and seven boards and Jeff Teague finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Hawks, who have dropped two straight.
Final Score: Portland 94, New York 90
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Nicolas Batum recorded 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers came through with a 94-90 win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Wesley Matthews added 18 points and LaMarcus Aldridge also posted a double-double, finishing with 15 points and 12 rebounds, to help the Trail Blazers halt a four-game road skid that included Monday's 100-90 setback at Washington. Portland shot just 38 percent from the field and got just four points from All-Star guard Damian Lillard, but offset those struggles with a 26-of-33 success rate from the foul line. Carmelo Anthony tallied a game-high 26 points in the loss, the third in a row for the Knicks, with J.R. Smith netting 18 and Amar'e Stoudemire scoring 15 off the bench.
Final Score: Oklahoma City 106, Minnesota 97
Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-97 on Wednesday. Reggie Jackson added 20 points and nine helpers, Serge Ibaka tallied 14 points and seven boards and Kendrick Perkins snatched 12 rebounds for the Thunder, who have won 12 of their last 13 games. OKC has beaten the Wolves nine straight times at home. Ricky Rubio recorded 19 points, eight boards and five assists for Minnesota, which was without its All-Star forward Kevin Love due to a stiff neck.