Carl Soderberg, Patrice Bergeron and Milan Lucic tallied in the second period, as the Boston Bruins silenced the Montreal Canadiens, 4-1, at Bell Centre. Zdeno Chara added a third-period marker for the Bruins, winners of six in a row and owners of a 13-point lead over idle Toronto in the Atlantic Division. Tuukka Rask augmented his offense with 35 saves. David Desharnais supplied the lone score for the Canadiens, who have dropped three in a row and four of their last five to fall 14 points off the pace of their long-time rivals. Peter Budaj stopped 28 shots in defeat.
With the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors each riding winning streaks, something had to give when the two Pacific Division rivals met on Wednesday.
Kyrie Irving filled the box score with 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists in leading the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Phoenix Suns 110-101 on Wednesday.
Patty Mills scored 15 points off the bench to lead six San Antonio players in double figures, and the Spurs defeated the Portland Trail Blazers, 103-90, on Wednesday.
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge exited Wednesday's game against the San Antonio Spurs with what the Trail Blazers have initially deemed a back contusion.
Dirk Nowitzki had 31 points and eight rebounds and the Dallas Mavericks pulled away for a 108-101 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.
When Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins made his homosexuality public, the initial reaction was how any NBA team would handle the "distractions" of having the NBA's first openly gay player.
Add the Brooklyn Nets to the list of teams who think they just might have the Miami Heat's number come the postseason.
The 76ers' losing streak is intact.
Mike Conley netted all 16 of his points in the second half, including a go-ahead floater with 1.5 seconds left to lift the Memphis Grizzlies to a 90-88 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
Victories in the Southeast Division have been a rarity this season for the Charlotte Bobcats. Wednesday they did something about that.
Paul Pierce scored 17 of his 29 points in the third quarter, Mirza Teletovic scored 17 off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets beat Miami for the third time in as many tries this season, topping the Heat 96-95 Wednesday night.
The 76ers' losing streak is intact.
Rudy Gay had 27 points and seven rebounds to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 115-98 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.
Carmelo Anthony's 34 points paved the way for the rejuvenated New York Knicks' fifth straight win, a 116-92 blasting of the Boston Celtics at TD Garden.
Paul Pierce keyed the Brooklyn Nets to another narrow triumph over the Miami Heat.
Kenneth Faried scored 16 of his 26 points during two key runs and the Denver Nuggets held on to beat the Orlando Magic 120-112 on Wednesday night.
Al Jefferson donated 26 points and 10 rebounds and the Charlotte Bobcats pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 98-85 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.
DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors got back on track by posting a 101-87 victory over the visiting Detroit Pistons behind 25 points from the All-Star guard.
LOS ANGELES-As last-second shots go, this was one of his best.
LOS ANGELES-Kobe Bryant couldn't help himself. Neither could Magic Johnson. They both demanded action from the Los Angeles Lakers' front office at nearly identical times Wednesday.
New Orleans guards Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans sat out the Pelicans' game Wednesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies because of illness.
Gerald Henderson is back for the Charlotte Bobcats.
The Los Angeles Lakers said Wednesday that Kobe Byrant would not play for the rest of this season.
Kobe Bryant will not return for the Los Angeles Lakers' final 18 games of the 2013-14 season as he continues his recovery from an injury to his left knee.
Gerald Green, Matt Barnes and Trevor Ariza have quite a few things in common. None of them is a household name.
The Philadelphia 76ers announced Wednesday that they have signed forward Jarvis Varnado.
The Dallas Mavericks look to get back on track when they resume a three-game western road trip Wednesday against the Utah Jazz.
The Memphis Grizzlies seem to be peaking at the right time and will hit the road for three straight games, starting with Wednesday's meeting with the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Miami Heat snapped a losing streak last time out, but they'll need to sharpen their play Wednesday night when the surging Brooklyn Nets visit AmericanAirlines Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs are back in the Alamo City for three straight games, starting with Wednesday's matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Phoenix Suns will try not to lose any more ground in their quest for a postseason spot and are set to host the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday at US Airways Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers are rolling toward the postseason and will try to knock off another playoff-hopeful team when they host the Golden State Warriors Wednesday at Staples Center.
The Denver Nuggets are winless on their current road trip, but will try to rectify that, starting Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic.
The New York Knicks have been playing much better of late and will try to keep the momentum going Wednesday night when they visit the Boston Celtics.