NBA Roundup

NBA Roundup

2013-12-16T16:20:00Z 2013-12-16T23:02:05Z NBA RoundupThe Associated Press The Associated Press
December 16, 2013 4:20 pm  • 

INDIANAPOLIS — Josh Smith had 30 points, Greg Monroe finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons handed Indiana its first home loss Monday night, stunning the Pacers 101-96.

The Pistons won for the second time in six games, ending a six-game skid in the series and a nine-game losing streak on the Pacers home court.

Lance Stephenson had a season high 23 points, while Luis Scola scored 13 of his season-best 18 in the fourth quarter for Indiana (20-4), which was 11-0 at home coming into the game. Oklahoma City remains the only NBA team unbeaten at home with a 12-0 record.

Detroit held a 55-40 rebounding edge and outscored the Pacers in the paint.

Indiana tied the score four times and got as close as 96-94 late in the fourth.

Indiana, which heads to Miami on Wednesday night for a rematch with the two-time defending champs, struggled offensively. The Pacers repeatedly got beaten up inside and never could quite dig itself out of an early hole.

Nets 130, 76ers 94: In New York, Joe Johnson made 10 three-pointers, most in the NBA this season, and scored a season-high 37 points to lead Brooklyn.

Johnson finished 10 for 14 from behind the arc, including 8 of 10 during an incredible third-quarter shooting performance. He passed the nine three-pointers made this season by Jeremy Lin, who also did it against the 76ers’ inept perimeter defense, and Stephen Curry.

Hawks 114, Lakers 100: In Atlanta Kyle Korver sank three three-pointers in Atlanta’s dominant third quarter, Al Horford scored 19 points to lead the Hawks past cold-shooting Kobe Bryant and Los Angeles.

Paul Millsap had 18 points and Jeff Teague had 17 with 10 assists for the Hawks. Horford grabbed 11 rebounds.

Bryant made only 4 of 14 shots for eight points.

Wizards 102, Knicks 101: In New York, Bradley Beal’s driving layup with 6 seconds remaining carried Washington past New York.

The Knicks didn’t use one of their three remaining timeouts after Beal’s basket. Carmelo Anthony took the inbounds pass, dribbled the up court and attempted a three-pointer that bounced off the rim as time expired.

Heat 117, Jazz 94: In Miami, LeBron James finished with 30 points, nine rebounds and nine assists despite sitting some of the second half after twisting his left ankle, Dwyane Wade added 27 points and Miami rolled past Utah.

It was Miami’s 17th straight victory over a Western Conference opponent, the second-longest regular-season streak by an Eastern Conference team in NBA history. Boston won 20 straight over the West during a nine-month span of 1973.

Celtics 101, Timberwolves 97: In Boston, Jared Sullinger had 24 points and 11 rebounds, including a tie-breaking three-pointer with 2:22 left that helped Boston hold off Minnesota.

Sullinger had 15 points and six rebounds in the fourth quarter, and Avery Bradley had 19 points for the game.

Magic 83, Bulls 82: In Chicago, Arron Afflalo scored 23 points and Orlando got double-doubles from Glen Davis and Nikola Vucevic in the victory over the slumping Chicago.

Davis had 14 points and 11 rebounds despite playing with a sore left shoulder, powering Orlando to a 54-45 edge on the glass in just its second win in the past 10 games. Vucevic finished with 10 points and 11 boards.

Clippers 115, Spurs 92: In Los Angeles, Blake Griffin scored 27 points and Chris Paul added 23 for the Clippers.

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