Pacers last unbeaten team in NBA
INDIANAPOLIS — Luis Scola, Donald Sloan and Lance Stephenson accounted for all the points in a decisive 12-2 run, thwarting a late charge by the Chicago Bulls and sending the Indiana Pacers, the NBA's last unbeaten team, to an 97-80 victory Wednesday night.
The Pacers are 5-0 for the first time since 1971-72. Paul George had 21 points and six rebounds to lead Indiana, while David West had a season-high 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Luol Deng and Derrick Rose scored 17 points each to lead Chicago (1-3). Rose scored only three points in the second half.
Thunder 107, Mavericks 93
At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant had 23 points and 10 assists, Russell Westbrook scored 22 points and Oklahoma City pulled away in the second half to beat Dallas.
Serge Ibaka added 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Thunder (3-1), who won their second straight game following Westbrook's return from two offseason knee surgeries.
Spurs 99, Suns 96
At San Antonio, Tony Parker scored 15 of the Spurs' final 16 points and San Antonio withstood a hectic finish to beat Phoenix.
Parker scored 20 overall, Danny Green had 19 points, Tim Duncan added 17 points and Boris Diaw 11 points for San Antonio (4-1).
Celtics 97, Jazz 87
At Boston, Brandon Bass scored 20 points and Jeff Green added 18 to send Boston past Utah for its first win of the season.
The game reunited new Celtics coach Brad Stevens with Gordon Hayward, the Butler star who took the Bulldogs to the NCAA championship game against Duke. Hayward had 28 points and nine rebounds for Utah (0-5), one of the last two winless teams in the NBA this season.
Warriors 106, Timberwolves 93
At Minneapolis, Klay Thompson scored 19 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter and Harrison Barnes scored 14 points in his season debut to help Golden State defeat Minnesota.
David Lee had 22 points and 15 rebounds and Andre Iguodala scored 20 points for the Warriors (4-1).
Magic 98, Clippers 90
At Orlando, Fla., Nik Vucevic had 30 points — including six free throws in the final 23 seconds — and 21 rebounds to help Orlando hold on to beat Los Angeles and earn its first three-game winning streak since December of last season.
Orlando led by as many as 19 points in the third quarter, before Los Angeles took its first lead with a 25-5 run.
Bobcats 92, Raptors 90
At Charlotte, N.C., Gerald Henderson broke out of his shooting slump with a season-high 23 points to help Charlotte defeat Toronto.
After signing an $18 million, three-year contract in the offseason, Henderson came in shooting just 31 percent through the first four games. But he got off to a fast start this time and finished 10 of 17 from the field.
Bucks 109, Cavaliers 104
At Milwaukee, O.J. Mayo scored 28 points, including six 3-pointers, and Gary Neal had 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter as short-handed Milwaukee held off Cleveland.
The Bucks, already without their top two point guards — Brandon Knight and Luke Ridnour — also played without forward Ersan Ilyasova and center Larry Sanders. Ilyasova was out with a sore right ankle while Sanders was out with a sprained right thumb, injured in a weekend off-court incident that is being investigated, the Bucks said in a statement.
Wizards 116, 76ers 102
At Philadelphia, John Wall scored 24 points, Marcin Gortat had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Washington beat Philadelphia to earn its first win after starting 0-3.
Bradley Beal had 17 points, Trevor Ariza scored 15 as seven Wizards reached double digits.
Pelicans 99, Grizzlies 84
At Memphis, Tenn., Eric Gordon scored 19 points, Anthony Davis added 18 points and nine rebounds, and New Orleans led by as many as 29 points in the fourth quarter in its victory over Memphis.
Tyreke Evans had 16 points, Jrue Holiday scored 11 and Jason Smith finished with 10 points for the Pelicans.