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Elfrid Payton had 22 points, 14 assists and 14 rebounds for his second straight triple-double, and the Orlando Magic rallied for a 98-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
Evan Fournier added 20 points to help Orlando erase a 13-point, second-half deficit and snap a two-game losing streak. The fading Bulls have lost three straight and four of their last five games. They entered the night tied with Detroit for seventh place in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Jimmy Butler scored 21 points for Chicago but missed some big shots down the stretch.
>>Pacers Down Pistons
Paul George scored 13 of his 21 points in the third quarter to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 115-98 blowout win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
The Pacers swept the four-game season series and moved two games in front of Detroit in the playoff chase.
Tobias Harris had 22 points and Stanley Johnson had a season-high 17 for the Pistons.
Indiana kept Detroit at arm's length most of the night after scoring the first eight points and still led 58-50 at halftime.
But after the Pistons took their only lead, 63-62, on Marcus Morris' step-back jumper with 7:37 left in the third quarter, Indiana answered with C.J. Miles' 3-pointer. George then scored eight points during a 25-8 quarter-closing run to give Indiana a 90-73 lead.
Detroit never challenged in the fourth.
Indiana won by its largest margin since a 21-point rout Feb. 4 also against the Pistons.
Thaddeus Young had 18 points, C.J. Miles added 15 and Jeff Teague wound up with 10 points and six assists for the Pacers.
Andre Drummond had 14 points and 15 rebounds while Jon Leuer finished with 15 points for the Pistons.
The Pacers will try to snap a two-game losing streak against the Bucks when it heads to Milwaukee on Saturday.

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