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NBA: Indiana Pacers beat Los Angeles Clippers 105-100

Updated: 02 December 2013 16:26 IST

Jamal Crawford led the Clippers with 20 points. Chris Paul had 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Blake Griffin scored 16 and pulled down 12 rebounds — equaling teammate DeAndre Jordan's total.

NBA: Indiana Pacers beat Los Angeles Clippers 105-100

Los Angeles:

David West scored 14 of his 24 points in the third quarter and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Paul George had 27 points as the league-leading Indiana Pacers improved their best start in club history to 16 wins from 17 games with a 105-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.


Roy Hibbert added 19 points to the Pacers' seventh straight win.

Jamal Crawford led the Clippers with 20 points. Chris Paul had 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Blake Griffin scored 16 and pulled down 12 rebounds - equaling teammate DeAndre Jordan's total.

Miami's Chris Bosh scored 13 straight points in the final minutes, including a trio of 3-pointers that capped a late rally, as the Heat found a way to beat the Charlotte Bobcats and extend their winning streak to 10 games.

Bosh's three 3s came in a 79-second span, the last of them putting Miami up 93-91 with 1:20 left.

LeBron James led the Heat with 26 points, Bosh finished with 22, Dwyane Wade scored 17 and Mario Chalmers added 12 for Miami, which has beaten the Bobcats 14 straight times.

Kemba Walker scored 27 points for the Bobcats, who had led the entire second half until Bosh's barrage.

At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant recorded his first triple-double of the season with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists as the Thunder rallied for yet another fourth-quarter win, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 113-103.

Oklahoma City extended its winning streak to seven games, tops in the Western Conference, and moved to 9-0 on the season at home. It's the franchise's longest home winning streak to open a season since the 2004-05 campaign, when the team played in Seattle.

Kevin Martin, in his return to Oklahoma City after joining Minnesota during the offseason, led the Timberwolves with 24 points, while Nikola Pekovic had 22 points and 10 rebounds.

The New Orleans Pelicans overcame the loss of Anthony Davis to a broken left hand to beat the New York Knicks 104-99 after Ryan Anderson made seven 3-pointers and scored 31 points.

Tyreke Evans added 24 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, as the Pelicans sent the Knicks to their ninth straight loss overall and seventh in a row at home.

Davis had seven points and four rebounds in the first quarter before leaving with what the Pelicans said was a non-displaced fracture in his left hand. The team said a timetable for his return has not been determined.

Carmelo Anthony finished with 23 points and rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. had 21 for the Knicks.

In other games, the Golden States edged the Sacramento Kings 115-113, the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 114-108, the Detroit Pistons defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 115-100 and the Denver Nuggets were 112-98 winners over the Toronto Raptors.



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