Blazers blow lead, fall in OT to Pacers
INDIANAPOLIS — George Hill had a career-high 37 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, leading Indiana to a 118-113 victory over Portland in overtime on Friday.
David West scored a season-high 30 points and had 10 rebounds and Paul George added 17 points for the Pacers, who have won five of their last six games.
Damian Lillard had 38 points and 11 assists and LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points for the Trail Blazers.
George converted a steal into the go-ahead dunk with 3:48 left in overtime, putting the Pacers ahead 107-105. West dunked with 1:37 left to make it 111-107.
Pistons 111, Nets 95
At Auburn Hills, Mich., Andre Drummond had 15 points and 21 assists, Brandon Jennings narrowly missed a triple-double and Detroit beat Brooklyn.
Jennings finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as Detroit had six players in double figures.
Josh Smith finished with 23 points and Drummond and Kyle Singler, a former South Medford standout, had 16 apiece.
Lakers 112, 76ers 98
At Philadelphia, Steve Nash celebrated his 40th birthday by scoring a season-high 19 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Philadelphia 76ers.
Wesley Johnson and Chris Kaman each scored 17 for the Lakers. Los Angeles won its second straight after losing seven in a row.
Clippers 118, Raptors 105
At Los Angeles, Blake Griffin scored 19 of his 36 points in the first quarter and Jamal Crawford added 21, leading the Clippers to a victory over the Raptors in a matchup of division leaders.
DeAndre Jordan had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the defending Pacific Division champions, who are 12-6 since Chris Paul separated his right shoulder on Jan. 3.
Magic 103, Thunder 102
At Orlando, Fla., Tobias Harris slammed home a fast-break pass from Maurice Harkless at the buzzer, lifting the Orlando Magic over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Thunder led 102-101 in the closing seconds when Kevin Durant missed a jumper to set up the last-second play. Harris' dunk was reviewed by officials and upheld.
Mavericks 103, Jazz 81
At Dallas, Monta Ellis scored 22 points and the Dallas Mavericks beat Utah, matching a season high with their fourth straight win.
All-Star forward Dirk Nowitzki had 20 points while playing only 261/2; minutes for the Mavericks, who moved a season-best nine games over. 500 at 30-21. It is only the second time they have been that far above the break-even mark since their 2010-11 NBA championship season.
Knicks 117, Nuggets 90
At New York, Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points in three quarters, then watched from the bench as the New York Knicks ran away from his old team in the fourth to defeat Denver.
J.R. Smith added 10 of his 13 points in the fourth. He also threw the pass of the game during the decisive spurt when he went behind the back to Jeremy Tyler, who scored while being fouled.
Pelians 98, Timberwolves 91
At New Orleans, Anthony Davis responded to his selection to the Western Conference All-Star squad with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and New Orleans overcame a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat Minnesota.
Eric Gordon scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half to fuel New Orleans' comeback, while Davis, who was appointed by to the All-Star team in place of injured Kobe Bryant earlier in the day, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked his only shot in the final period.
Cavaliers 115, Wizards 113
At Washington, Dion Waiters scored 24 points and Kyrie Irving had 23 points and tied a career high with 12 assists to help Cleveland break its six-game skid with a victory over Washington.
The Cavaliers played without their second leading scorer, Luol Deng, who was out with flu-like symptoms. Irving missed Friday's shootaround because of illness, but managed to hit all 13 free throws he attempted.
Celtics 99, Kings 89
At Boston, Jared Sullinger scored a career-high 31 points and added 16 rebounds and Boston Celtics went on a 15-0 fourth-quarter run to beat Sacramento for their longest winning streak in more than two months.
Jerryd Bayless scored 19 points and Jeff Green added 17 for the Celtics.