ORLANDO, Fla. — Nikola Vucevic scored 24 points and Evan Fournier added 23 to help the Orlando Magic beat the New York Knicks 112-99 on Wednesday night.

Jonathon Simmons scored 15 of his 16 points in the second half. He had 11 straight points early in the fourth quarter to push the Magic’s lead back to double figures.

The Magic, benefiting from the return of starting point guard Elfrid Payton, snapped a two-game losing streak. New York, playing without Kristaps Porzingis (ankle and elbow injuries), had its three-game winning streak come to an end.

With Porzingis out, Tim Hardaway, Jr. was the Knicks’ only consistent scoring threat, and had 26 points.

The Knicks entered the game having won six of their last seven games, but they seemed out of synch offensively without Porzingis. They shot 53 percent from the field but committed 23 turnovers.

PISTONS 114, PACERS 97: Tobias Harris scored 23 points and first-place Detroit won at home for its sixth victory in seven games.

Andre Drummond added 14 points and 21 rebounds for the Pistons, who lead Cleveland by three games in the Central Division. Indiana lost its fourth straight.

Victor Oladipo led the Pacers with 21 points, but Indiana has allowed at least 100 points in 10 of 12 games this season. The Pacers were without injured big man Domantas Sabonis.

NOTES

THUNDER: The NBA saidCarmelo Anthony’s flagrant 2 foul will stand, but has rescinded the flagrant issued to Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City’s road loss to the Trail Blazers on Sunday.

The league also fined Westbrook, Paul George and Coach Billy Donovan $15,000 apiece Wednesday for their criticisms of the officials after the call against Anthony.