•BIG INFLUENCE: Kristaps Porzingis, the versatile 7-1 rookie, had 24 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocked shots to lead the New York Knicks to a 107-102 victory over the slumping Houston Rockets. The Knicks (8-6) won their fourth straight overall and broke an 11-game losing streak against the Rockets and a 10-game skid when playing in Houston.
•LOVE LEADS CAVS: The host Cavaliers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 109-97 behind Kevin Love's season-high 25 points. Jeff Teague, the Hawks' usual starter at point guard, returned after missing two games with a sprained left ankle and scored 13 points. Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was ejected in the second quarter when he made contact with an official after receiving a technical for arguing a call.
•JUST ENOUGH: The starting backcourt of Bradley Beal and John Wall combined for only 17 points and was a combined minus-40, but Wizards reserves outscored Detroit's bench players 51-15 in a 97-95 victory in Auburn Hills, Mich. Pistons reserves shot 6-for-20. Nene scored 18 points for the Wizards. Marcus Morris scored 19 for Detroit, which was playing on back-to-back nights, but missed badly on a buzzer-beating three-pointer.
•SACRAMENTO SURGE: The Sacramento Kings outscored the Magic 22-2 in the final 5:03 of the third quarter and pulled away to a 97-91 victory in Orlando. DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points and 12 rebounds, and Rajon Rondo added 13 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Kings, who had lost two in a row.
•PACERS WIN BIG: C.J. Miles scored a season-high 21 points, and Jordan Hill and Paul George added 20 points each as the Indiana Pacers trounced the Milwaukee Bucks 123-86. Greg Monroe had 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Bucks (5-8), who have lost three straight.
•PERFECT AT HOME: The Spurs improved to 6-0 at home with a 92-82 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, ending their four-game winning streak. Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points and Tony Parker 18. Tim Duncan had 10 points, including a pair of running floaters in the lane in the final 90 seconds to seal the victory, as well as 10 rebounds.