Pacers beat Hawks as NBA resumes after All-Star break
Paul George scored 26 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 108-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks last night.
David West had 17 points and Lance Stephenson added 13 to help the Pacers beat the Hawks for the second time in three meetings this season.
Heat 117, Mavericks 106
LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points and Miami tuned up for a showdown with Oklahoma City.
James, who had his first 40-point game of the season, scored the first eight points and 10 overall in a 14-0 run that put the Heat up 106-95 after they trailed by one entering the fourth quarter.
GRIZZLIES 98, KNICKS 93
Mike Conley scored 22 points in his return after missing seven games with an ankle injury, Mike Miller added a season-high 19 and Memphis weathered New York’s second-half rally.
CAVALIERS 114, 76ERS 85
Tyler Zeller scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds, Kyrie Irving added 14 points and Cleveland pushed its winning streak to five games.
RAPTORS 103, WIZARDS 93
Kyle Lowry had 24 points and 10 assists, and Toronto broke open a close game in the third quarter before holding off Washington.
Five Raptors joined Lowry in double figures, including Amir Johnson, who returned after missing two games with a sore right ankle. He scored 14 points.
BOBCATS 108, PISTONS 96
Al Jefferson had 32 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to lead Charlotte over Detroit.
Kemba Walker scored 22 points and Josh McRoberts added 14 points and 10 rebounds to help the Bobcats extend their lead over the Pistons to 1½ games for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
BUCKS 104, MAGIC 100
Brandon Knight overcame a bizarre foot injury, scoring 18 points and making two free throws with 5.5 seconds left to seal Milwaukee’s victory over Orlando in a game between two of the NBA’s worst teams.