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Smith inspires Pistons victory

Josh Smith poured in 30 points as the Detroit Pistons ended the Indiana Pacers' perfect home record by beating them 101-96.

Brandon Jennings contributed 18 points for the Pistons while Greg Monroe had 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Lance Stephenson added 23 points for the Pacers, who had won 11 straight at home to start the season.

Blake Griffin scored 27 points as the Los Angeles Clippers beat San Antonio 115-92 to end the Spurs' four-game winning streak.

Chris Paul had 23 points for the Clippers and Jamal Crawford scored 17 as they showed no ill effects from their seven-game road trip.

Tim Duncan had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Spurs, who lost Tony Parker to a shin injury in the third quarter.

Joe Johnson's big day helped the Brooklyn Nets to a 130-94 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Johnson scored 37 points and sunk 10 three-pointers - the most by any player in the NBA this season.

LeBron James put in a dominant performance to lift the Miami Heat to a 117-94 win over the Utah Jazz.

James had 30 points, nine assists and nine rebounds, while Dwayne Wade contributed 27 points.

Elsewhere, the Atlanta Hawks were 114-100 winners over the Los Angeles Lakers, whe Washington Wizards edged out the New York Knicks 102-101 and the Boston Celtics overcame the Minnesota Timberwolves 101-97.