PHILADELPHIA – Andre Iguodala helped the Philadelphia 76ers stamp themselves as a rising threat in the East, scoring 19 points and grabbing nine rebounds in a 98-82 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
Iguodala outplayed Derrick Rose and stuffed a month’s worth of highlight video activity into one game. His one-handed dunks, around-the-back passes, and big 3s helped the Sixers lead the Eastern Conference-leading Bulls by 20 at the end of the third quarter.
C.J Watson scored 20 points for the Bulls.
MAGIC 109, WIZARDS 103
In Orlando, Fla., Ryan Anderson scored 23 points, including six 3-pointers, to help the Magic snap a four-game losing streak.
Dwight Howard and J.J. Redick added 21 points each for Orlando, which beat Washington for the eighth consecutive time.
CELTICS 100, RAPTORS 64
In Boston, Paul Pierce had 17 points and eight assists and the Celtics crept above .500 for the first time this season with a rout.
NETS 99, PISTONS 96
In Newark, N.J., Deron Williams scored 26 points and Kris Humphries added 18 to help New Jersey beat Detroit.
THUNDER 95, MAVERICKS 86
In Dallas, Russell Westbrook scored 33 points, Kevin Durant added 23 points and 13 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which limited Dallas to 8 for 38 shooting from the field in the second half
SUNS 120, HORNETS 103
In New Orleans, Steve Nash had a season-high 30 points and 10 assists for Phoenix.
Nash became the team’s all-time assists leader with 6,522, surpassing Kevin Johnson’s mark of 6,518.
PACERS 109, T’WOLVES 99
In Minneapolis, Danny Granger scored 29 of his 36 points in the second half to help Indiana blow by Minnesota.
BUCKS 105, HEAT 97
In Milwaukee, Brandon Jennings scored 31 points, including three 3-pointers in a critical stretch of the fourth quarter for the Bucks’ second win over the Heat this season.