George, Stephenson lead Pacers in rout of Clippers
INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George scored 36 points and Lance Stephenson added 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead Indiana to its fourth straight win, a 106-92 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday
The Pacers, though, missed a chance to win four in a row by 20 or more points for the first time in franchise history. Indiana retained the league's top record and improved to 21-1 at home before heading West for a five-game road trip.
Pistons 104, Wizards 98
At Washington, Josh Smith overcame a slow start to score 22 points and Rodney Stuckey added 20 to lead Detroit.
Greg Monroe had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Andre Drummond added 10 points and a game-high 13 boards as the Pistons outrebounded the Wizards 44-35.
Kyle Singler had 14 points off the bench on 5-of-6 shooting.
Heat 104, Bobcats 96, OT
At Charlotte, N.C., LeBron James had 34 points and eight rebounds, and the Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Bobcats for the 15th straight time.
James scored six points in the extra period, including two driving layups to lift the Heat to their second win in two nights. Chris Bosh added 25 points and seven rebounds for Miami.
Timberwolves 98, Jazz 72
At Minneapolis, Nikola Pekovic had 27 points and 14 rebounds in three quarters to lead Minnesota.
Kevin Love had 18 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, and Kevin Martin scored 20 points to help the Timberwolves snap a three-game losing streak that included losses to Sacramento and Toronto. The Wolves scored 28 points off 16 Utah turnovers and outscored the Jazz 50-18 in the paint for a much-needed blowout.
Warriors 97, Pelicans 87
At New Orleans, Stephen Curry scored 28 points, David Lee added 22 and Golden State sent New Orleans to its eighth straight loss.
Anthony Davis had 31 points and 17 rebounds in his seventh straight game with more than 20 points, but that was only enough to keep the Pelicans competitive into the final minutes.
Rockets 114, Bucks 104
At Houston, Terrence Jones had a career-high 36 points and 11 rebounds, and Houston led from the start.
Jones had 25 points by halftime, matching his previous career-best set on Wednesday, and James Harden added 22 points.
Houston led by 17 points before the Bucks got within six points in the third quarter. The Rockets responded with a big run to extend the lead and hold on for the victory.
Bulls 103, 76ers 78
At Chicago, Joakim Noah had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Carlos Boozer added 15 points and 13 boards, and Chicago won for the seventh time in nine games this month.
Noah extended his streak of double-digit rebound games to 12, the longest stretch of his career.
Only three 76ers scored in double digits.