Pacers book narrow win over Jazz


Posted at Mar 03 2014 03:35 PM | Updated as of Mar 03 2014 11:41 PM

Indiana Pacers guard Evan Turner (28) drives to the basket against Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.

Pacers 94, Jazz 91

David West scored 25 points and forward Paul George scored 22, leading the Indiana Pacers from a 12-point deficit to a narrow victory over the Utah Jazz.

West and George combined for 21 points in the third quarter, when a 13-3 run helped the Pacers (46-13) take the lead for good.

Gordon Hayward, an Indianapolis native, led Utah (21-38) with 21 points. A three-point attempt by Hayward as the buzzer sounded hit the rim and bounced away.

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Thunder 116, Bobcats 99

Kevin Durant scored 28 points to lead Oklahoma City to a victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.

Russell Westbrook scored 26 points on 11-for-13 shooting as the Thunder (45-15) used a three-minute scoring blitz to put the contest away.

Charlotte (27-32) got 25 points from Al Jefferson in the defeat.

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Magic 92, 76ers 81

Tobias Harris scored a career-high 31 points, leading the Orlando Magic to a victory over the hapless Philadelphia 76ers, who lost their 14th consecutive game.

The Magic (19-43) beat the Sixers (15-45) for the second time in five days as Orlando center Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and game-high 17 rebounds.

(Compiled by Jahmal Corner; Editing by John O'Brien)