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SAN ANTONIO---Manu Ginobili had 16
points to lead seven players in double figures
as the San Antonio Spurs beat the New
Orleans Pelicans 112-93 on Monday for their
11th straight victory.
Tony Parker had 14 points and seven assists,
Tiago Splitter added 11 points and Tim Duncan
had ten points for San Antonio (13-1). Reserves
Marco Belinelli had 14 points, Boris Diaw
added 13 points and Patty Mills 12 to keep
the Spurs undefeated at home.
Ryan Anderson had 17 points, Tyreke Evans
and Jrue Holiday each added 12 points and
Anthony Davis had ten for New Orleans (6-
7). The Pelicans, who have lost six straight in
San Antonio, had a three-game winning streak
JAZZ 89, BULLS 83
SALT LAKE CITY---Trey Burke made a key
three-pointer to help the Jazz outlast Chicago
in overtime---the Bulls first game since learn-
ing Derrick Rose would again be lost for the
Burke, a rookie finally enjoying extensive
playing time after spending most of the season
recovering from finger surgery, had 14 points
and six assists. He also had five turnovers and
shot five for 17 but was on the court in clutch
time directing the Jazz to their second win of
Carlos Boozer had 26 points and 16
rebounds and Luol Deng added 24 points for
the Bulls, who were exhausted in their fourth
game in five nights and still processing the
loss of Rose for the season.
Marvin Williams had 17 points and Gordon
Hayward and Richard Jefferson each had 15
as the Jazz scored the first seven points of
PACERS 98, TIMBERWOLVES 84
INDIANAPOLIS---George Hill scored a sea-
son-high 26 points, and Paul George had 11
of his 26 points during the decisive run,
leading the Pacers to a victory over Min-
Indiana has won four straight since losing
at Chicago, is 13-1 for the first time in franchise
history and remained perfect in eight home
games this season.
The Timberwolves (8-8) shot just 32.6 per
cent from the field and was held to a season-
low point total.
Kevin Love finished with 20 points and 17
CELTICS 96, BOBCATS 86
CHARLOTTE---Jordan Crawford had 21
points and reserve Gerald Wallace added a
season-high 17 points as the Celtics beat the
Bobcats for their second straight victory in
Crawford was five of 11 from the field and
had five assists as the Celtics avenged an 89-
83 loss to the Bobcats on November 13. The
31-year-old Wallace, who played for the Bobcats
from 2004-11, was six of ten from the field.
Brandon Bass scored 16 points and Phil
Pressley had a career-high eight assists for
Kemba Walker had 28 points to lead the
Bobcats (7-8), who failed to get above the
.500 mark after 15 games for the first time in
franchise history. Gerald Henderson added 20
HEAT 107, SUNS 92
MIAMI---LeBron James scored 35 points
on only 14 shots from the field and Dwyane
Wade added 21 points and 12 assists as the
Heat won their seventh straight game.
Ray Allen scored 17 points and Chris Ander-
sen added an 11-point, seven-rebound night
for the Heat, who have won ten of 11 since
their 1-2 start.
It was Wade s first 12-assist game since
March 22, 2010.
Channing Frye led a balanced attack with
16 points for the Suns, who have dropped
five of their last seven. Goran Dragic scored
14, Marcus Morris had 13, Markieff Morris
and Gerald Green each added 12 and PJ Tucker
finished with ten for Phoenix.
ROCKETS 93, GRIZZLIES 86
MEMPHIS---Chandler Parsons scored 17
points and Omri Casspi added 16 as the
Rockets overcame a double-digit deficit to
beat the Grizzlies in Tennessee.
Houston (10-5) trailed for most of the night
and its 93 points were a season low, but the
Rockets made a 14-2 run early in the fourth
quarter, pushing ahead 67-65 on a pair free
throws by Casspi with 8:26 remaining.
The Rockets played without All-Star guard
James Harden, who missed his second straight
game with a sore left foot. They ve won five
of their past six.
It was the Grizzlies (7-7) first full game
since seven-foot-one centre Marc Gasol was
lost indefinitely to a sprained MCL in his left
NUGGETS 110, MAVERICKS 96
DALLAS---Ty Lawson had 19 points after
a quiet start, Nate Robinson scored 11
straight for Denver in the fourth quarter
as the Nuggets beat Dallas for the second
time in three days.
Robinson finished with 17 points, all but
two in the second half, and Lawson had 14
after halftime and finished with a game-
high 11 assists as the Nuggets handed Dallas
its first home loss in eight games this sea-
son.JJ Hickson led Denver with 22, and Kenneth
Faried added ten points and 10 rebounds.
Monta Ellis led the Mavericks with 22
points, and Dirk Nowitzki passed Brooklyn s
Kevin Garnett on the scoring list and finished
PISTONS 113, BUCKS 94
AUBURN HILLS---Brandon Jennings made
four consecutive three-pointers in the first
quarter against his former team as the Pis-
tons overwhelmed Milwaukee with a daz-
zling first half in Michigan.
Jennings was traded from Milwaukee to
Detroit last offseason after four seasons with
the Bucks. He hadn t been shooting well for
the Pistons, but that changed right away
Monday, when he led Detroit on a 21-0 run
toward the end of the first quarter.
Jennings finished with 15 points and 13
assists. Brandon Knight, who went from
Detroit to Milwaukee in the trade, scored
eight points. The Bucks have lost nine straight.
Khris Middleton, whom the Bucks also
got from the Pistons in that deal, had 14
points. John Henson led Milwaukee with 15.
MEMPHIS---Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol
says he will have to be off his sprained left knee
for three to four weeks before he can begin rehab.
The Spaniard sustained a grade two sprain of the
medial collateral ligament in a game against San
Antonio on Friday. He said Monday that he will try
to fast-track his return but there is no timetable
until the team sees how he responds to treatment.
Some estimates have Gasol missing as much as
two months. Kosta Koufos, obtained in an offseason
trade with the Nuggets is expected to fill most of
Gasol s minutes.
Gasol ranks second on the Grizzlies in scoring
rebounds and assists. (AP)
DALLAS---Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks
has moved past Brooklyn s Kevin Garnett on the
NBA s scoring list, at least for now.
The German star made two free throws against
Denver on Monday night to take over 14th place on
the all-time list.
Garnett, who didn t play Monday night, sits at
Kobe Bryant is the only active player ahead of
Nowitzki at the moment. The Los Angeles Lakers
star, who is still recovering after tearing an Achilles
tendon last April, is fourth all-time at 31,617 points.
Nowitzki, an 11-time All-Star and the 2007 Most
Valuable Player, has passed Jerry West, Reggie Miller
and Garnett since November 12.
The free throws that pushed Nowitzki ahead of
Garnett also put him at 35 straight makes from the
MANILA---Despite returning like a hero from beat-
ing Brandon Rios over the weekend, Manny Pac-
quiao said yesterday he has no money to keep his
promise to help typhoon victims because Philippine
revenue authorities have frozen his bank accounts.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue says Pacquiao
hasn t proved he paid taxes in 2008-2009. It has
assessed that Pacquiao, once one of the world s
highest paid athletes, owed 2.2 billion pesos (US$50
million) in back taxes as of July.
Pacquiao, the wealthiest member of the Philippine
Congress, said yesterday he borrowed over 1 million
pesos (US$22,700) to purchase relief supplies before
his fight Sunday with Rios in Macau and will borrow
more to keep his word to typhoon victims. Pacquiao
said he plans to provide aid to more than 10,000
Fierce winds and tsunami-like storm surges from
Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest typhoons on
record, demolished entire communities and killed
over 5,200 people when it ploughed through the
central Philippines. More than 1,600 are missing.
Pacquiao said he paid taxes in the United States
following his victories against Ricky Hatton and Oscar
de la Hoya and that a treaty prevents double taxation.
A criminal case was dropped by prosecutors for
alleged unpaid taxes in 2010, but the revenue author-
ities tax claims for the 2008-2009 are still pend-
"I appeal to them to remove the garnishment so
that I can move and pay for my staff s salaries," Pac-
quiao told reporters in his southern hometown of
General Santos city. "I am not a criminal or a thief."
He said his wife s accounts have also been frozen.
Pacquiao said if he had not paid the right taxes
in the United States, he would have been arrested
during one of his visits there.
"The money that was garnished by (the Bureau of
Internal Revenue) is not stolen," he said. "This came
from all of the punches, beatings, blood and sweat
that I endured in the ring."
He said the revenue agency s claims that he earned
more than what he actually did were baseless.(AP)
Ginobli leads Spurs
Ginobili (20), of
Jason Smith (14)
during the second
half of an NBA
Monday in San
Antonio won 112-
93. AP PHOTO
Gasol hopes to be back
soon from sprained knee
Nowitzki passes idle
Garnett for 14th in scoring
to give typhoon aid
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