Nikola Vucevic scored a career-high 37 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to power the Orlando Magic to a 97-84 victory over the Timberwolves on Friday night in Minneapolis.
Tobias Harris added 25 points and 12 boards to help the Magic snap a three-game skid. They shot just 43.5 percent and turned the ball over 19 times. But a 53-30 edge on the glass and a 21-6 advantage in second-chance points proved to be enough against the banged-up Timberwolves.
Wizards 101, Knicks 87 - Marcin Gortat scored 19 points, Bradley Beal added 18, and host Washington defeated New York.
Otto Porter, starting his second straight game for the Wizards, scored 17. John Wall was held to six points on 3-of-13 shooting, but had a career-high 18 assists for Washington, which has won three of four.
Bucks 110, Celtics 101 - Ersan Ilyasova led Milwaukee's third-quarter surge from a halftime deficit with 11 points and the Bucks hurt host Boston's playoff chances with the victory.
Boston dropped a half-game behind idle Miami in the competition for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with six games left.
- Associated Press