By Ed Baylor: The Indiana Pacers (54-25) defeated the Milwaukee Bucks (14-64) by a 104-102 score on Wednesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Pacers were resting their starters to get them ready for the playoffs. This enabled the Packers to let their backups get some badly needed playing time.
Pacers forward Luis Scola scored 24 points with 9 rebounds. Forward Rasual Butler scored 10 points. Guard Evan Turner scored 23 points with 9 rebounds. Guard Donald Sloan scored 8 points with 8 rebounds. Chris Copeland scored 18 points.
The Toronto Raptors (46-32) defeated the Philadelphia 76ers (17-61) by a 125-114 at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Canada. Raptors forward Patrick Patterson scored 17 points. Forward Terrence Ross scored 11 points. Center Jonas Valanciunas scored 26 points with 12 rebounds. Guard Kyle Lowry scored 29 points with 8 assists. Guard DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points.
76ers guard James Anderson scored 17 points. Elliot Williams scored 11 points. Tony Wroten scored 11 points. Forward Thaddeus Young scored 16 points. Center Henry Sims scored 22 points with 8 rebounds. Guard Michael Carter-Williams scored 19 points with 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Guard James Anderson scored 17 points.
The Charlotte Bobcats (40-38) defeated the Washington Wizards (40-38) by a 94-88 score at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. The Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts scored 12 points. Center Al Jefferson scored 20 points with 18 rebounds. Guard Kemba Walker scored 17 points with 12 assists. Guard Gerald Henderson scored 13 points. Gary Neal scored 16 points.
Wizards forward Trevor Booker scored 16 points. Center Marcin Gortat scored 27 points with 14 rebounds. Guard John Wall scored 14 points with 12 rebounds and 11 assists in getting a triple double. Nene Gooden scored 10 points.
The Cleveland Cavaliers (32-47) beat the Detroit Pistons (29-50) by a 122-100 score at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The win was a good one for the Cavaliers, but they still were eliminated from the playoffs. The Cavaliers forward Luol Deng scored 13 points with 7 assists. Forward Tristan Thompson scored 10 points. Center Spencer Hawes scored 15 points with 8 rebounds. Guard Dion Waiters scored 22 points with 8 assists. Matthew Dellavedova scored 14 points with 12 assists. Tyler Zeller scored 18 points. Anderson Varejao scored 11 points with 12 rebounds.
Pistons forward Greg Monroe scored 15 points with 7 rebounds. Forward Kyle Singler scored 8 points with 5 rebounds. Center Andre Drummond scored 11 points with 14 rebounds. Guard Brandon Jennings scored 17 points. Guard Rodney Stuckey scored 15 points. Jonas Jerebko scored 17 points.
The Atlanta Hawks (35-43) defeated the Boston Celtics (23-55) by a 105-97 score at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The win adds to the Hawks lead in 8th spot in the East. Hawks forward Paul Millsap scored 14 points with 14 rebounds. Forward DeMarre Carroll scored 13 points with 8 rebounds. Center Elton Brand scored 13 points with 13 rebounds. Guard Kyle Korver scored 17 points. Guard Jeff Teague scored 19 points with 8 assists. Mike Scott scored 13 points.
Celtics forward Joe Green scored 13 points with 6 rebounds. Center Jared Sullinger scored 15 points with 11 rebounds. Guard Rajon Rondo scored 19 points with 12 rebounds. Guard Avery Bradley scored 24 points. Kelly Olynyk scored 5 points with 9 rebounds. Chris Johnson scored 10 points.
The Orlando Magic (23-55) defeated the Brooklyn Nets (43-35) by a 115-111 score to snap the Nets’ 3-game winning streak at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Magic forward Kyle O’Quinn scored 13 points with 8 rebounds. Center DeWayne Dedmon scored 4 points with 9 rebounds. Guard Arron Affalo scored 25 points. Guard Jameer Nelson scored 14 points with 7 assists. Andrew Nicholson scored 9 points. Tobias Haris scored 16 points with 8 rebounds. Victor Oladipo scored 9 points. E’Twaun Moore scored 17 points.
Nets forward Joe Johnson scored 31 points with 5 assists. Forward Mirza Teletovic scored 17 points with 9 rebounds. Center Kevin Garnett scored 5 points with 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Alan Anderson scored 9 points with 7 rebounds. Guard Deon Williams scored 11 points. Mason Plumlee scored 16 points. Marcus Thorton scored 13 points.