Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (center) passes the ball under the basket against San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw (right) and Jeff Ayres (left) at AT&T Center. Photo by Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters
Pacers 111, Spurs 100
Paul George had 28 points and six assists to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 111-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in a battle between the top teams in the East and West.
George was perfect from the three-point line (four of four) and the free throw line (six of six).
Indiana (18-2) boasts the best record in the league but had lost the last 11 straight games to the Spurs, with their last win in San Antonio on Jan. 4, 2002.
San Antonio (15-4) was led by Kawhi Leonard with 18 points.
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Warriors 108, Grizzlies 82
|Golden State Warriors small forward Draymond Green (23) and Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley (11) fight for the ball during the third quarter at FedExForum. Photo by Justin Ford, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Golden State halted an 11-game Memphis winning streak in the series with a 108-82 win over the Grizzlies.
Klay Thompson paced the Warriors with a game-high 30 points while David Lee scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
Steph Curry had 22 points and tied his career high with 15 assists.
The Warriors (12-9) last beat the Grizzlies (9-10) on Nov. 3, 2010 and they had not won in Memphis since April 2008.
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Nuggets 103, 76ers 92
Jordan Hamilton and J.J. Hickson each scored nine fourth-quarter points as the Denver Nuggets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 103-92 to snap a two-game losing streak.
Hickson finished with 12 points, including the dunk with 6:20 left that snapped the last of the final period's four ties and put the Nuggets ahead to stay, at 88-86.
Hamilton notched 13 points, including three three-pointers in as many fourth-quarter possessions.