Jan 1 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games
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Raptors 95, Pacers 82
DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Indiana Pacers to extend their winning streak to a season-best four games.
Terrence Ross added 18 points for the Raptors (15-15) who snapped a five-game win streak for the East-leading Pacers (25-6).
Roy Hibbert led Indiana with 16 points before fouling out with 10:32 remaining and Indiana leading by one.
Paul George added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers, before Toronto outscored them 26-12 down the stretch of the final quarter.
Clippers 112, Bobcats 85
Blake Griffin scored 21 of his 31 points in the second half as the Los Angeles Clippers rolled to a win over the Charlotte Bobcats.
Center Al Jefferson and guard Kemba Walker led Charlotte (14-19) with 14 points each.
Timberwolves 124, Pelicans 112
Minnesota turned a 14-point halftime lead into a second-half advantage that grew to as many as 30 points in their win over New Orleans.
Nikola Pekovic scored 22 points, Kevin Love scored 21 and guard Kevin Martin added 20 as Minnesota tied a season high for scoring and shot a season-best 55.7 percent from the field.
Ryan Anderson scored a game-high 25 points for New Orleans. Guard Jrue Holiday added 19 points.
76ers 114, Nuggets 102
Seven Philadelphia players scored in double figures and the 76ers tallied 44 second-quarter points in a win over the Denver Nuggets.
Forward Evan Turner led the 76ers with 23 points. He added six assists, five rebounds and two steals.
Denver (14-17) lost their eighth successive game, their longest losing streak since the end of the 2002-03 season.
Mavericks 87, Wizards 78
Monta Ellis scored 23 points and Vince Carter added 13 as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Washington Wizards.
Washington point guard John Wall grabbed 22 points while forward Trevor Booker scored 10 points and a career-high 19 rebounds.
(Compiled by Jahmal Corner)