Dragic leads Suns' rout of Pacers

Goran Dragic scored 28 points and made seven assists to lead Phoenix Suns to a 102-94 win over the Indiana Pacers.

    Goran Dragic #1 of the Phoenix Suns scored 28 points and made seven assists in his side's win [AFP]
    Goran Dragic #1 of the Phoenix Suns scored 28 points and made seven assists in his side's win [AFP]

    Point guard Goran Dragic scored 28 points and made seven assists to lead the high-flying Phoenix Suns to a 102-94 win over the Indiana Pacers.

    Phoenix (28-18) swept a four-game road trip against the Eastern Conference and beat the league-leading Pacers for the second time in eight days.

    Elsewhere, the Golden State Warriors used a 12-2 burst early in the second quarter to open a 19-point lead, then blew the game open by holding the Los Angeles Clippers to a franchise-worst one field goal in the third period en route to a 111-92 thrashing of the Pacific Division leaders.

    In beating the Clippers for the second time this season, Golden State (28-19) ended a five-game homestand that had already featured losses to Indiana, Minnesota and Washington.

    Power forward David Lee and All-Star point guard Stephen Curry led six Warriors in double figures with 22 points apiece as the Warriors got 29 points from the league's least productive bench in easily disposing of a tired Clippers squad.

    Carmelo Anthony poured in 29 points and became the 50th player in NBA history to accumulate 19,000 career points, leading the New York Knicks to a 117-86 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    The Knicks forward accomplished the feat in the first quarter with his 15th point. Anthony averaged 28.7 points in January as the Knicks posted their best month of the season at 10-6.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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