There were seven matches in the NBA on Tuesday night with New Orleans beating Cleveland 100-89, Detroit downing Orlando 103-87, New York hammering Boston 114-88, Houston defeating San Antonio 97-90, Memphis upsetting Portland 98-81, Washington beating Golden State 88-85 and Indiana easily accounting for the Lakers 104-92.
New Orleans beat the Cavaliers in Cleveland by 11 points on Tuesday night with the Pelicans now
having won three straight matches.
Anthony Davis led the way for the Pelicans finishing with 30 points, eight blocked shots, seven rebounds and three assists while shooting 12-of-18 from the field.
Eric Gordon also had a strong all-round game for New Orleans with 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds while Al-Farouq Aminu scored 12 points, Brian Roberts 12 and Greg Stiemsma nine to go with 11 rebounds.
Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving led the way for his team with 23 points and five assists with Dion Waiters scoring 21 points and dishing out four assists off the bench.
Anthony Bennett also scored 15 points and Tyler Zeller 13 to go with 10 rebounds.
The struggling Detroit scored a 16-point win at home on Tuesday night but it was only over the lowly Orlando Magic.
Finally the Pistons found a way to limit the scoring of an opposition team keeping the Magic to just 87 points in what is the fewest points they've given up wince Chicago scored just 75 on December 7.
Detroit has conceded over 100 points in 19 of its last 25 games as it struggles with a 18-27 record overall to be sitting in ninth place in the eastern conference.
Point guard Brandon Jennings led the way for the Pistons finishing with 20 points and eight assists with centre Andre Drummond adding 13 points, 17 rebounds and two blocked shots.
Josh Smith also added 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field with Rodney Stuckey scoring 13 points and Kyle Singler 12.
Victor Oladipo top-scored for Orlando off the bench with 19 points with Tobias Harris contributing 14 points and nine rebounds, Arron Afflalo 14 points, Jameer Nelson 11 points and seven assists, and E'Twaun Moore 10 points.
New York has now won three straight matches inside Madison Square Garden after beating Boston by a mammoth 26 points on Tuesday night.
The three victories in-a-row improves the Knicks to an 18-27 record on the season to now be sitting in 10th position in the eastern conference standings.
Carmelo Anthony once again top-scored for the Knicks against the Celtics with 24 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals on the back of an efficient 8-of-15 shooting from the field and 3-of-5 from three-point range.
Jeremy Tyler and JR Smith both added 17 points off the bench for New York with Tim Hardaway Jr scoring 16 points and centre Tyson Chandler 12 to go with 13 rebounds.
Jeff Green top-scored for the Celtics with just 14 points and seven rebounds with Kris Humphries finishing with 12 points, Chris Johnson 12 and Jerryd Bayless 10. Rajon Rondo had seven points and five assists.
San Antonio has lost consecutive matches for the first time this season going down in their Texas battle on Tuesday night in Houston to the Rockets by seven points.
The win improves Houston to a 30-17 record on the season to be sitting in fifth position in the western conference standings while the Spurs are 33-12 in second spot still but now three games behind Oklahoma City.
Centre Dwight Howard led the way for Houston with 23 points and 16 rebounds while power forward Terrence Jones added 21 points and nine boards on the back of an efficient 9-of-12 shooting from the field.
Jeremy Lin stepped up in the absence of James Harden to add 18 points and eight assists for the Rockets while Patrick Beverly also scored 11 points to go with five rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Boris Diaw was a surprise top-scorer for the Spurs with 22 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots with point guard Tony Parker adding 17 points and four assists.
Tim Duncan also finished with 12 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks for San Antonio with Marco Belinelli scoring 11 points and Australian guard Patty Mills seven points to go with two rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots.
Portland has now lost two straight matches to slip to a 33-13 record on the season with Memphis coming away with a 17-point win on the road on Tuesday night.
The Grizzlies improved to 23-20 with the win to be in ninth position in the western conference.
Zach Randolph led the way for Memphis with 23 points, 10 rebounds and three assists while point guard Mike Conley added 19 points and seven assists on the back of shooting 8-of-14 from the field and 2-of-4 from three-point range.
Centre Marc Gasol also added 15 points, eight boards and four assists for the Grizzlies while Courtney Lee scored 12 points and Mike Miller 11.
LaMarcus Aldridge again top-scored for the Trail Blazers with 27 points and 16 rebounds with Damian Lillard adding 16 points, Robin Lopez 14 and Nicolas Batum 10. The Blazers got just six points off the bench though.
The upset of the night came in Oakland with Washington coming in and surprisingly beating the Golden State Warriors by three points on the back of a strong second half.
The result improves the Wizards to a 22-22 record on the season to be sitting in fifth position in the eastern conference while the Warriors slip to 27-19 to be seventh in the west.
Bradley Beal led the way for the Wizards finishing with 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists with Nene adding 16 points and seven boards.
Point guard John Wall also added 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals with Martell Webster scoring 10 points and Marcin Gortat eight to go with his 12 rebounds.
Steph Curry again top-scored for the Warriors with 23 points and four assists while Klay Thompson added 13 points and David Lee 11.
Australian centre Andrew Bogut finished with four points, 14 rebounds and three blocks for Golden State.
Indiana maintained its NBA-best season record improving to 35-9 with a comfortable 12-point win over the Lakers at the Staples Centre.
Power forward David West top-scored for the Pacers with 19 points and eight rebounds with Lance Stephenson adding 15 points, a career-best 14 rebounds, six assists and two steals.
Paul George also finished with 14 points and six assists for Indiana, George Hill 13 points and seven rebounds and Danny Granger 10 points and six boards.
Pau Gasol worked hard again for the Lakers with 21 points and 13 rebounds while Jodie Meeks added 21 points and Kendall Marshall 11 to go with 13 assists.
NBA Results Tuesday January 28
New Orleans Pelicans (19-25) 100 defeated Cleveland Cavaliers (16-29) 89
Orlando Magic (12-34) 87 lost to Detroit Pistons (18-27) 103
Boston Celtics (15-32) 88 lost to New York Knicks (18-27) 114
San Antonio Spurs (33-12) 90 lost to Houston Rockets (30-17) 97
Memphis Grizzlies (23-20) 98 defeated Portland Trail Blazers (33-13) 81
Washington Wizards (22-22) 88 defeated Golden State Warriors (27-19) 85
Indiana Pacers (35-9) 104 defeated Los Angeles Lakers (16-30) 92