Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Monta Ellis poured in a game-high 23 points to lead the Dallas Mavericks to an 87-78 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday. Vince Carter added 13 points and Brandan Wright chipped in with 10 for the Mavericks, winners in three straight. John Wall scored 22 points to go with seven rebounds and five assists and Trevor Booker scored 10 points and pulled down a career-high 19 rebounds for the Wizards, who had won five of their last six entering the contest.
Final Score: Toronto 95, Indiana 82
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - DeMar DeRozan poured in a game-high 26 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 95-82 win over the Indiana Pacers. Terrence Ross added 18 points and Kyle Lowry finished with 13 points and 14 assists for the Raptors, winners in four straight. Jonas Valanciunas added 13 points and nine rebounds in the win. Roy Hibbert scored 16 points and Paul George added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers, who had a five-game winning streak snapped. Indiana committed a season-high 23 turnovers.
Final Score: Minnesota 124, New Orleans 112
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Nikola Pekovic led seven players in double figures with 22 points as the Minnesota Timberwolves dispatched the New Orleans Pelicans with a 124-112 win Wednesday night. Kevin Love scored 21 points, Kevin Martin added 20, while Jose Juan Barea and Ricky Rubio netted 17 and 14, respectively, for Minnesota, which has won three straight and four of the last five games against New Orleans. Rubio also had nine assists and eight rebounds. Dante Cunningham and Alexey Shved deposited 10 apiece in the win. Ryan Anderson paced all scorers with 25 points on just 2-of-8 shooting from deep for the Pelicans, who have lost two of three. Jrue Holiday finished with 19 points and five assists, while Anthony Davis scored 13 points to go along with four blocks.