Suns deal Pacers second home loss
INDIANAPOLIS — Goran Dragic had 28 points and seven assists and the Phoenix Suns handed the Indiana Pacers just their second home loss of the season with a 102-94 victory Thursday night.
Gerald Green and Marcus Morris scored 16 points apiece to help the Suns win their fourth straight game.
Roy Hibbert had 26 points and David West added 18 for the Pacers (35-10).
Morris hit a 3-pointer with 2:58 remaining to give the Suns a 98-92 lead and Dragic dunked to give the Suns a 100-94 with 44 seconds left.
The Suns scored 66 points in the first half — the most given up by the Pacers in a half this season since the Suns scored 62 on Indiana a week ago in a 124-100 win.
The Pacers rallied after trailing 66-49 at the break, but never could take the lead.
Warriors 111, Clippers 92
At Oakland, Calif., David Lee had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Andrew Bogut grabbed 17 boards to help Golden State beat Los Angeles.
Stephen Curry scored 22 points and handed out seven assists, and Bogut added 14 points and three blocks to highlight Golden State's dominating performance down low.
Knicks 117, Cavaliers 86
At New York, Carmelo Anthony and rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. each scored 29 points, J.R. Smith embarrassed a couple of defenders on his way to 19, and New York beat Cleveland for its fourth straight victory.
The Knicks led nearly all the way and wrapped up a 10-6 January after going just 9-21 through the end of December. They have rebounded from losing the first three games on their franchise record-tying, eight-game homestand and can finish it with a winning record if they beat Miami on Saturday night.
Kyrie Irving scored 24 points for the Cavs on a day in which his long-term commitment to Cleveland was again questioned.