Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Ellis scored the game-winning goal early in the third period as the Buffalo Sabres topped the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Wednesday. Matt Moulson, Zac Dalpe and Cody Hodgson all lit the lamp, captain Brian Gionta tallied two assists and Anders Lindback made 24 saves for the Sabres, who ended a five-game losing streak. Eric Brewer, James van Riemsdyk and Nazem Kadri each scored, while Jonathan Bernier allowed all four goals on 31 shots for the Maple Leafs, who have dropped eight of their last 10 games.
James Harden strengthened his case for the MVP award with a career-high 51 points, and the Houston Rockets squandered a huge early lead but held on for a 115-111 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Evan Turner had 13 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for his third triple-double of the season and the Boston Celtics led for the final 43 1/2 minutes in a 100-87 win over the Indiana Pacers Wednesday night.
Brook Lopez's follow shot with 2 seconds left gave the Brooklyn Nets their fifth straight victory and a share of seventh place in the Eastern Conference, as they beat the New York Knicks 100-98 on Wednesday night.
Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points after nearly missing the game with an eye injury sustained hours before tip-off, and the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 100-87 Wednesday night in a matchup of Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls.