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Surprise defeat for Indiana

The Indiana Pacers suffered a shock defeat as they went down 124-100 against the Phoenix Suns.

Gerald Green, Goran Dragic and Markieff Morris all scored upwards of 20 points for the Suns as the Pacers lost for the first time in six games.

The Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers also slipped up as they lost 95-91 to the Charlotte Bobcats.

Al Jefferson scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Bobcats, who have now won two straight games.

DeMar DeRozan poured in a career-high 40 points to guide the Toronto Raptors to a 93-85 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.

Kevin Durant was the star again as he led the Oklahoma City Thunder to a fifth consecutive win.

The 25-year-old scored 36 points as the Northwest Division leaders beat the San Antonio Spurs 111-105.

Gerald Wallace's late lay-up sealed victory as the Boston Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 113-111 after overtime.

Jeff Green put up 39 points for the Celtics with Phil Pressey adding a further 20.

D.J. Augustin and Taj Gibson scored 53 points between them for the Chicago Bulls in a 98-97 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers while the Atlanta Hawks won 112-109 against the Orlando Magic.

The Milwaukee Bucks claimed just their eighth win of the season as they overcame the Detroit Pistons 104-101 with Caron Butler pouring in 30 points.

In Wednesday's other games, the Houston Rockets beat the Sacramento Kings 119-98 while the Philadelphia 76ers were 110-106 victors over the New York Knicks.