George nets 31 as Pacers remain unbeaten

The Sports Xchange/Reuters

Posted at Nov 06 2013 02:44 PM | Updated as of Nov 06 2013 10:55 PM

Pacers 99, Pistons 91

Small forward Paul George poured in 31 points and added 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals to lead the Indiana Pacers to a victory over the Detroit Pistons.

The Pacers (4-0) remained the league's lone undefeated team by downing the Pistons (2-2) for the sixth consecutive time.

Guard C.J. Watson contributed 15 points, forward David West chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds and center Roy Hibbert had eight points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks for Indiana, which is off to its first 4-0 start since 2004-05.

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Rockets 116, Trail Blazers 101

Rockets guard James Harden and center Dwight Howard were simply too much for the Trail Blazers, combining for 62 points to lead Houston to victory.

Harden collected 33 points and seven rebounds, and Howard had 29 points and 13 boards as the Rockets rebounded from a 137-118 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday and improved to 4-1.

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Spurs 102, Nuggets 94

EMBED: San Antonio Spurs guard Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots the ball over Denver Nuggets guard Jodan Hamilton (1) during the second half at Pepsi Center. Photo by Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Point guard Tony Parker scored 24 points, forward Tim Duncan dropped in 17 as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Denver Nuggets.

Forward Kawhi Leonard scored 14 points for the Spurs (3-1).

Point guard Ty Lawson had 20 points and eight assists for the Nuggets, who are off to an 0-3 start for the second consecutive season.

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Mavericks 123, Lakers 104

Guard Monta Ellis sliced through the Los Angeles Lakers for 30 points, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a comfortable victory.

The Mavericks (3-1) led by as many as 30 points and were able to rest their starters late. Reserve Nick Young had 21 points to lead the Lakers (2-3).