Pacers snap losing streak in Bynum's debut


Posted at Mar 12 2014 01:28 PM | Updated as of Mar 12 2014 09:35 PM

Indiana Pacers center Andrew Bynum (17) goes up for a shot against Boston Celtics center Jared Sullinger (7) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Photo by Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.

Pacers 94, Celtics 83

David West scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a win over the Boston Celtics and halt the Pacers' season-worst losing streak.

Pacers forward Paul George and guard George Hill both added 12 points for the Pacers (47-17), who avoided their first five-game losing streak in more than two years.

Indiana center Andrew Bynum, acquired in a trade last month, made his Pacers debut and finished with eight points and 10 rebounds.

Jared Sullinger led Boston with 17 points.

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Timberwolves 112, Bucks 101

Kevin Martin led the Timberwolves with 26 points while Ricky Rubio delivered his 10th double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 assists as Minnesota beat the NBA's worst team to keep their slim playoff chances alive.

Forward Kevin Love added 27 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Timberwolves (32-21), who still remain five games behind Memphis for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Milwaukee fell to 13-51.

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Pistons 99, Kings 89

Josh Smith had 24 points and eight rebounds as the Detroit Pistons snapped a three-game losing streak with victory over the Sacramento Kings.

Rodney Stuckey scored 23 points off the bench for Detroit while small forward Rudy Gay's 20 points led Sacramento.