Dwyane Casey returned to the Toronto Raptors for the first time since being fired at the end of last season after winning the Detroit Pistons 106-104 in the NBA Finals on Wednesday night. The Minnesota Timberwolves won their second consecutive victory after Jimmy Butler, who started his career at the Philadelphia Seveners, lost to Orlando Magic.
Reggie Bullock scored two points for the end badge to win the Pistons to coach Casey who was fired from the Raptors training despite having the best coach of the season.
The Raptors are on their way to the first defeat of the New Orleans Blikans, who lost 19-1 in the third quarter, to a loss of 126-110. However, the Pistons started the 98-97 season after about seven minutes from the start of the fourth quarter. Kwai Leonard leveled the Raptors to 104-104.
The two teams' attempts failed until Bullock won the last whistle in Casey's celebration. Blake Griffin leads the Pistons (30 points) and the team (40 points).
The Dallas Mavericks defeated Utah Jazz 118-68 for the sixth time in their third consecutive victory in the 14th game. This is the longest winning streak since December.
Jaz scored 22 points in the second half and got the lowest score in a single Mavericks run. Harrison Barnes (19 points) and novice Luka Dunchic (19 points) set the Dallas record.
Timberwolves stood in front of a late rebellion to win New Orleans Blicker by 107-100. This is Timberlake's second consecutive win and is the sixth in 15 games of the season.
Magic defeated the first of the new team with a 111-106 victory over the Celtics at home to the Celtics' 16-point lead early in the fourth quarter. Seven – Tears is fourth in the Eastern region and has nine wins in 16 games.
The Washington Wizards 119-95 beat the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics 111-82 at the Chicago Bulls.
Miami Heat 120-107 defeated the Brooklyn Nets and Memphis Grizzlies 116-113 in the Milwaukee Bucks.
Oklahoma City Thunder 128-103 defeated the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns 116-96 in the San Antonio Spurs.