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Cavaliers edge Pacers for 1st win in Indy in six years

By AP - Feb 02,2016 - Last updated at Feb 02,2016

Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers blocks a shot against Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers in their NBA game on in Indianapolis on Monday (AFP photo by Joe Robbins)

INDIANAPOLIS — Kyrie Irving scored 25 points and LeBron James had 24 points, 12 rebounds and six assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Indiana Pacers 111-106 in overtime on Monday night.

James only scored seven points after half-time, but it was enough to give the Cavaliers their fifth straight win under new coach Tyronn Lue — and their first win in Indy in six years.

George Hill matched his season-high with 23 points, while Myles Turner had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Indiana.

The Pacers controlled most of the second half, but James’ lay-up with 1:16 left in regulation gave Cleveland a 94-93 lead.

Irving’s 13-footer with 3:01 left gave the Cavs a 103-100 lead and they never trailed again.

Thunder 114, Wizards 98

Russell Westbrook had his seventh triple-double of the season and Oklahoma City beat Washington.

Westbrook had 17 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists and got the best of his matchup with Washington point guard John Wall. It was the 26th triple-double of Westbrook’s career, and he has two straight and four in his past 10 games.

Kevin Durant scored 28 points and Serge Ibaka added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder, who have won 11 of 12.

Bradley Beal came off the bench to score 18 points, Wall had 17 points and eight assists and Marcin Gortat scored 17 points for the Wizards, who have lost four of five.

Grizzlies 110, Pelicans 95

Zach Randolph had 22 points and 12 rebounds and Memphis beat New Orleans for their 10th victory in 12 games.

Anthony Davis had 23 points and nine rebounds for the Pelicans, who lost for just the third time in 10 games, with two of those losses coming against Memphis.

New Orleans led 86-84 after Ryan Anderson’s free throw with 7:02 left, but the Grizzlies responded with a pivotal 10-0 run to take the lead for good, closing the game on a 26-9 run.

Spurs 107, Magic 92

LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 28 points and San Antonio beat Orlando to remain undefeated at home.

Aldridge shot 9 for 13 from the field in leading San Antonio to their 26th straight home victory to open the season. Patty Mills matched a season-high with 22 points, going 3 for 4 on 3 pointers.

San Antonio found its defensive footing late in the third quarter, using a steal by Mills and blocks by Kawhi Leonard to separate from Orlando. The Spurs outscored the Magic 24-8 to overcome a 70-69 deficit with 1 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter.

Nuggets 112, Raptors 93

Nikola Jokic had 27 points and 14 rebounds, and Denver ended Toronto’s 11-game winning streak.

Jokic’s totals were season highs for the rookie. He had 23 points and 12 rebounds against San Antonio on November 28.

Will Barton scored 20 points and Randy Foye had 16 for the Nuggets, who swept the season series. They won in Toronto on December 3 to stop an eight-game losing streak.

The Raptors entered with the NBA’s longest current winning streak but couldn’t duplicate the success they had in January. They led by one midway through the second quarter but trailed by double digits for most of the second half.

DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 24 points. His All-Star backcourt mate, Kyle Lowry, scored just nine and went 1 for 6 from the foul line.

Jazz 105, Bulls 96, OT

Gordon Hayward had 27 points and 12 rebounds, Rodney Hood added 19 points and Utah beat Chicago.

Rudy Gobert had 16 points and 12 rebounds to help Utah win its third straight.

Jimmy Butler scored 26 points and Pau Gasol added 19 points and eight rebounds to lead Chicago. Derrick Rose chipped in 14 for the Bulls, who lost for the third time in four games.

Chicago and Utah traded baskets throughout the fourth quarter. Rose’s 3-pointer with 18.5 seconds left put Chicago ahead 93-90.

In the extra period, Hayward made back-to-back pull-up jumpers and followed with a dunk to give Utah the lead for good at 102-95 with 59.9 seconds remaining.

Kings 111, Bucks 104

Rudy Gay had 32 points, nine rebounds and six assists and Sacramento snapped a five-game losing streak by beating Milwaukee.

Sacramento won minus All-Star centre DeMarcus Cousins, who sprained his left ankle in Saturday’s loss at Memphis. The Kings are 2-7 this season without Cousins, with both wins coming against the Bucks.

Greg Monroe had 24 points and 12 rebounds for the Bucks, who have dropped three straight and five of six.

Hawks 112, Mavericks 97

Jeff Teague scored a season-high 32 points, Kyle Korver added 16 points and Atlanta beat Dallas to snap a three-game skid.

Teague went 12 for 15 from the field with a career-high five 3 pointers, and reserve guard Dennis Schroder finished with 14 points. Atlanta entered the game having lost five of six to drop to fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

Deron Williams, coming off a 27-point performance in Dallas’ home win Sunday over Phoenix, left the game early in the second quarter with a bruised hip.

Pistons 105, Nets 100

Andre Drummond had 21 points and 18 rebounds, Reggie Jackson scored 19 points and Detroit beat Brooklyn.


Drummond fell just shy of an NBA-high sixth 20-point, 20-rebound game of the season but delivered the tiebreaking basket on a dunk with 1:30 remaining. Jackson added a couple of clutch baskets as the Pistons avoided a third straight loss.

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