Augustin leads Bulls to victory over Cavs

CLEVELAND — D.J. Augustin scored 27 points in a start for Kirk Hinrich and Taj Gibson matched a career high with 26 filling in for Carlos Boozer as the Chicago Bulls improved to 7-2 since trading Luol Deng with a 98-87 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

Augustin and Mike Dunleavy hit 3-pointers down the stretch to pace the Bulls, who at 21-20 moved over .500 for the first time since Nov. 22.

Deng went just 2 of 11 from the field in his first game against Chicago. The Bulls dealt the two-time All-Star forward to Cleveland on Jan. 6 for future draft picks.

Kyrie Irving scored 26 to lead Cleveland, which has dropped the first two games of a five-game homestand.

Thunder 111, Spurs 105

At San Antonio, Kevin Durant had 36 points to offset Tony Parker's season-high 37, and the Thunder survived a testy victory over the Spurs for their third win this season over the defending Western Conference champions.

Suns 124, Pacers 100

At Phoenix, Gerald Green scored 23 points against his former team, leading six Phoenix players in double figures, and the Suns snapped Indiana's five-game winning streak by handing the Pacers their most one-sided loss of the season.

Hawks 112, Magic 109

At Orlando, Fla., Paul Millsap had 24 points, Jeff Teague added 23 and the Hawks hung on to beat the Magic.

Atlanta opened a 19-point lead in the third quarter, but lost it the fourth before coming back to hit six free throws in the final 40 seconds for the win.

Raptors 93, Mavericks 85

At Toronto, DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 40 points, Greivis Vasquez had 17 and the Raptors snapped a two-game skid by beating the Mavericks.

Bobcats 95, Clippers 91

At Charlotte, N.C., Al Jefferson had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bobcats to their first win over the Clippers in their last seven tries.

The veteran center was 12 of 23 from the field as the Bobcats won for the third time in their last four home games.

Celtics 113, Wizards 111, OT

At Washington, Gerald Wallace made a driving layup with 2.5 seconds remaining in overtime and the undermanned Celtics broke a 10-game road losing streak with a win over the Wizards, who wilted yet again in their long and laborious quest to get above .500.

76ers 110, Knicks 106

At New York, Evan Turner scored a career-high 34 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, leading the 76ers to a victory over New York that snapped a three-game skid and sent the Knicks to a fifth straight loss.

Rockets 119, Kings 98

At Houston, Dwight Howard and James Harden combined for 50 points in just three quarters to help the Rockets cruise to their third straight win.

Bucks 104, Pistons 101

At Milwaukee, Caron Butler scored 30 points and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied from a 13-point deficit in the third quarter for a victory over Detroit that snapped a nine-game losing streak.

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