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ed its best season start in franchise
history with a 93-73 win over
injury-hit Washington on Friday,
with Paul George scoring 23 points
to lead the way for the Pacers.
While Indiana leads the way in
the Eastern Conference, San Anto-
nio is on top out West following a
convincing win over Orlando, while
other key games saw Oklahoma
City win an overtime thriller against
Golden State and Miami extend its
winning streak to nine by beating
Indiana s Roy Hibbert added 13
points and eight rebounds as the
Pacers won their sixth straight and
extended their record start to 15-1,
thanks chiefly to its defensive
efforts, forcing 18 turnover and
restricting Washington to 40 per-
The Wizards trailed by as much
as 25 in the fourth quarter and lost
their 11th straight game in Indi-
anapolis. Oklahoma City s Russell
Westbrook sank a three-pointer
with 0.1 seconds left in overtime
to give the Thunder a 113-112 victory
over Golden State.
The Thunder had plenty of
chances to tie or take the lead in
the final seconds but needed West-
brook s buzzer-beater from the cor-
ner to claim victory.
Westbrook scored a season-high
34 points on 10-of-25 shooting
while Kevin Durant added 25 as the
Thunder won their sixth consec-
utive game overall and ninth straight
at home to start the season. Stephen
Curry scored 32 for Golden State.
San Antonio s Tim Duncan
scored 17 of his 19 points in the
first half to set up the Spurs for a
109-91 win at Orlando.
Marco Belinelli also had 19 points
for San Antonio, which scored 17
straight points in the second quarter
to turn a one-point edge into a 58-
40 lead, and was able to rest Dun-
can for much of the second half.
Both teams were without their
starting guards, as Tony Parker and
Jameer Nelson were both injured
in games on Wednesday.
Arron Afflalo scored 17 points for
Orlando, who now heads for a six-
game, 12-day road trip.
Miami s LeBron James scored 27
points to once again lead the Heat
to a 90-83 win over Toronto.
Dwyane Wade had 22 for the Heat,
who have won 13 straight over the
Raptors and seven straight in Toron-
to. DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points
for the Raptors.
Atlanta s Al Horford made the
go-ahead shot with 4.2 seconds left
to complete the Hawks rally from
a 17-point second-half deficit to
an 88-87 win over Dallas.
Jeff Teague scored 25 points for
the Hawks, while Horford finished
with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
The Mavericks were up 70-55
when point guard Jose Calderon
went out late in the third quarter
with a sprained ankle, and they lost
their way from there. Dallas hit just
38 percent, with Vince Carter miss-
ing badly on the final shot of the
Houston s Chandler Parsons
scored 21 points, making six 3-
pointers, as the Rockets beat Brook-
lyn 114-95, easily winning a fourth-
The Rockets led by 26 points at
halftime and Brooklyn coach Jason
Kidd benched all his starters except
Brook Lopez for the entire second
Houston made 19 3-pointers, led
by a perfect 6-of-6 effort from Par-
sons, who scored all his points in
the first three quarters. James Hard-
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Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert, top, dunks against Washington Wizards' John
Wall (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday in
Indianapolis. Indiana won 93-73. AP PHOTO
Pacers beat Wizards
to reach 15-1
THUNDER 113, WARRIORS 112
HEAT 90, RAPTORS 83
ROCKETS 114, NETS 95
HAWKS 88, MAVERICKS 87
LAKERS 106, PISTONS 102
PACERS 93, WIZARDS 73
PELICANS 121, 76ERS 105
SPURS 109, MAGIC 91
CELTICS 103, CAVALIERS 86
NUGGETS 97, KNICKS 95
CLIPPERS 104, KINGS 98, OT
SUNS 112, JAZZ 101
BOBCATS 92, BUCKS 76
en scored nine points with seven
assists for the Rockets in his return
from a foot injury.
Lopez was also back after sitting
out the last six games with a
sprained ankle. He started in place
of Kevin Garnett and scored 16
points in about 21 minutes.
Los Angeles Jamal Crawford had
a season-high 31 points, 11 assists
and seven rebounds off the bench
to help the Clippers beat Sacra-
mento 104-98 after overtime.
Crawford made two free throws
with 21 seconds left in the extra
period to cap a 10-0 run. Blake
Griffin added 21 points and 12 assists
for the Clippers, who played without
point guard Chris Paul for the first
time this season.
The win moved LA coach Doc
Rivers within one victory of 600
for his career.
Sacramento, which missed two
3-pointers over the final 70 seconds,
lost its third straight this season to
its Western Conference foes.
Los Angeles Wesley Johnson
scored 27 points and Jordan Farmar
led a fourth-quarter rally as the
Lakers overcame a 10-point deficit
to beat Detroit 106-102.
New Orleans Jrue Holiday had
20 points and 13 assists in his first
game as a visiting player against
his former team, leading the Pelicans
to a 121-105 win over Philadelphia.
Denver beat New York 97-95,
with Knicks star Carmelo Anthony
missing a contested, 14-foot jump
shot at the buzzer.
Boston s Jeff Green scored 31
points, the most by Boston player
this season, to lead the Celtics past
Phoenix s Markieff Morris scored
23 points on 8-of-13 shooting off
the bench to lead the hot-shooting
Suns to a 112-101 win over Utah.
Charlotte s Al Jefferson posted
season highs with 23 points and 12
rebounds to guide the Bobcats to a
92-76 win over Milwaukee, which
has lost 11 in a row. (AP)
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