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Pistons 109, C Greg Monroe had 25 points and 11 rebounds to BOBCATS 85 help Detroit salvage a four-game road trip. The Pistons had won six of seven games before road losses to the Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat and Orlando Magic, the final two by a combined 53 points. BULLS 96, G C.J. Watson scored 16 points, including the tying Heat 86 three-pointer at the end of regulation, and Chicago pulled away in overtime to beat Miami. F Carlos
Boozer had 19 points to lead the Bulls, who outscored the Heat 12-2 in OT to boost their lead in the Eastern Conference to four games. The Bulls pulled out the victory despite a horrible shooting night by G Derrick Rose, who scored two points and was 1-for-13. The reigning MVP returned Sunday from a 12-game absence because of a groin injury only to sprain his right ankle. He didn’t play Tuesday. F Lebron James scored 30 points for Miami but missed a free throw that would have made it a two-possession game late in regulation. Clippers 95, F Blake Griffin had 19 points and 13 rebounds and TIMBERWOLVES 82 F Caron Butler scored 17 to lead Los Angeles to the victory. The Clippers are one game behind the Los Angeles Lakers for the third seed in the Western Conference and 1½ games ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies for the fourth seed. SPURS 107, F Tim Duncan had 28 points and 12 rebounds as Grizzlies 97 San Antonio snapped out of a funk to top Memphis. The Spurs narrowly escaped their first three-game slide this season. F Rudy Gay scored 19 for the Grizzlies, who had their four-game winning streak halted and lost for the third time in 12 games. Mavericks 112, F Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points and F Brandan
WARRIORS 103 Wright had 16 points and nine rebounds against his former team, leading Dallas past Golden State.