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Pacers finally solve Spurs

– Paul George scored 28 points and the Indiana Pacers powered past San Antonio 111-100 Saturday night, snapping an 11-game skid against the Spurs.

David West had 20 points and Lance Stephenson added 15. Roy Hibbert, former San Antonio guard George Hill, C.J. Watson and Luis Scola scored 12 points apiece. Hibbert and Scola also had 10 rebounds each.

Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points, Manu Ginobili added 16, Tony Parker had 13 and Tim Duncan 10 for the Spurs, who have lost three of their last five.

Indiana had lost 12 straight in San Antonio and appeared headed for a baker’s dozen early.

Ginobili’s 3-pointer with 9:46 remaining in the first half gave the Spurs a 35-22 lead. It was their largest lead, but also the start of the team’s fall as the Pacers’ starting five overwhelmed their counterparts.

Indiana closed the first half on a 30-18 run and opened the second half on a 12-2 run.

George’s 3 gave the Pacers an 85-62 lead with 46.3 seconds left in the third. George finished the game 4 for 4 on 3s and also had six assists.

Boris Diaw’s dunk with 6 minutes left pulled San Antonio within 101-80, but Stephenson drew a foul against Diaw while making layup on the following play. His ensuing free throw gave Indiana a 104-80 lead.

NUGGETS 103, 76ERS 92: In Philadelphia, Jordan Hamilton hit three straight 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter to help Denver overcome a slow start.

Nate Robinson led the way with 20 points for the Nuggets.

Tony Wroten finished with 20 points for the Sixers.

PISTONS 92, BULLS 75: In Chicago, Brandon Jennings scored 33 points to lead Detroit over short-handed Chicago.

The Bulls shot 33 percent from the floor while playing without leading scorer Luol Deng, who was sidelined by tightness in his left calf.

CAVALIERS 88, CLIPPERS 82: In Cleveland, Kyrie Irving, coming off the first scoreless game of his career, scored 20 points for Cleveland.

HEAT 103, TIMBERWOLVES 82: In Minneapolis, LeBron James had 21 points, eight assists and 14 boards for his first double-digit rebounding game of the season.

WARRIORS 108, GRIZZLIES 82: In Memphis, Tenn., Klay Thompson scored 30 points, David Lee finished with 23 and Stephen Curry had 20 points and 15 assists to help Golden State defeat Memphis, which played without starters Marc Gasol and Tony Allen.

NETS 90, BUCKS 82: In Milwaukee, Brook Lopez scored 32 points, Joe Johnson had 15 and Brooklyn beat Milwaukee for its first winning streak of the season.

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