WEDNESDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

Clippers 96, Celtics 88: Jamal Crawford hit a pair of 3-pointers 23 seconds apart to help Los Angeles pull away in the last three minutes, and former Celtics coach Doc Rivers won his first game back in Boston. Crawford came off the bench to score 21 points, and Chris Paul had 22 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.

Jeff Green had 29 points against his former coach, who was traded to Los Angeles last summer for a first-round draft pick. Rivers, who led the Celtics to the 2008 title, got an ovation when he walked onto the court for warm-ups, another cheer when he was introduced and a bigger one after a video on the scoreboard ended with, "Thank you, Doc!"

"It was just a really nice day," said a tearful Rivers. "This is, it's just such a classy place here. ... They cheer for their teams and they love their athletes. The best decision I ever made was 10 years ago, when I decided to come."

Thunder 116, Grizzlies 100: Russell Westbrook had 27 points and Kevin Durant added 18 to lead Oklahoma City over Memphis. Neither Westbrook nor Durant played in the fourth quarter for the Thunder, which has won 12 of its past 13 games.

Spurs 109, Bucks 77: Tim Duncan had 21 points and 16 rebounds while playing just 24 minutes in San Antonio's rout of Milwaukee.

Jazz 122, Kings 101: Richard Jefferson scored 20 points, and Utah halted a four-game skid. The Jazz, which has the NBA's worst record (5-20), scored over 100 points for just the sixth time this season. DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Kings, who had their two-game win streak snapped.

Pelicans 111, Pistons 106: Ryan Anderson hit two 3-pointers in overtime that carried New Orleans over Detroit. The former Cal star finished with 22 points on 6-of-18 shooting, including 4 of 12 from 3-point range. Jason Smith had 22 points and 16 rebounds for the Pelicans.

Knicks 83, Bulls 78: Carmelo Anthony had 30 points and 10 rebounds, and New York pulled out a victory after blowing a 23-point lead.

-- ASSOCIATED PRESS