Friday night was not kind to the teams of the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division. The Miami Heat overwhelmed the Dallas Mavericks Thursday night, but Friday, the Wizards were pounded by the Pistons and their three other division-mates couldn't manage to make a notch in the win column.
The Wizards' loss was, of course, the most embarrassing, losing by 32 to the Detroit Pistons, one of the league's worst teams (but obviously better than the Wizards).
Elsewhere, the Atlanta Hawks lost, 99-80, on the road to the Philadelphia 76ers. Josh Smith scored 17 points, but the team as a whole endured a night of futility, with the team shooting less than 40 percent. Thaddeus Young had 18 points and 11 rebounds in the Sixers' victory.
The Magic narrowly fell to the Toronto Raptors, 93-90, who lost starting center Jonas Valanciunas to injury four minutes into the game. J.J. Redick shot 0-5 from deep and the Magic squandered a 16-point, 12-rebound performance by Nikolva Vucevic and 26 points from Arron Afflalo.
Finally, on the West Coast, the Charlotte Bobcats lost their 14th straight game, 115-100, to the Golden State Warriors. David Lee had a triple double (23-11-11) and Stephen Curry hit 8 3-pointers in the Warriors' win.
Here are the rest of the scores from Friday night:
Indiana Pacers 99, Cleveland Cavaliers 89
Chicago Bulls 110, New York Knicks 106
Milwaukee Bucks 99, Boston Celtics 94 (OT)
Memphis Grizzlies 92, Dallas Mavericks 82
San Antonio Spurs 99, New Orleans Hornets 94