Hill helps Pacers climb above Portland

George Hill scored a career-high 37 points as the Pacers surged to a 118-113 overtime victory over Portland.

    Pacers guard George Hill (3) scored a tying three-pointer late in regulation [Reuters]
    Pacers guard George Hill (3) scored a tying three-pointer late in regulation [Reuters]

    Point guard George Hill scored a career-high 37 points, including a tying three-pointer late in regulation, and the Indiana Pacers surged to a 118-113 overtime victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.

    Elsewhere, the Orlando Magic beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-102 when forward Tobias Harris scored on a breakaway dunk as time expired.

    NBA leading scorer Kevin Durant had 29 points, 12 assists and five rebounds for the Thunder, but he missed his final shot that led to the winning basket by Harris.

    Steve Nash celebrated his 40th birthday by scoring 19 points as the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 112-98 for their second straight victory.

    Guard Dion Waiters scored 24 points and point guard Kyrie Irving had 23 points and matched his career-high 12 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 115-113 victory over the Washington Wizards.

    Boston on a roll

    Forward Jared Sullinger scored 31 points as the undermanned Boston Celtics exploded on a 19-2 fourth-quarter run to capture their third straight win with a 99-89 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

    Point guard Brandon Jennings had 26 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 111-95 win over the Brooklyn Nets.

    The New York Knicks ended their three-game losing streak by turning back the Denver Nuggets 117-90 at Madison Square Garden.

    Mavericks guard Monta Ellis and All-Star forward Dirk Nowitzki combined for 42 points, as Dallas cruised to an easy 103-81 win over the slumping Utah Jazz.

    Forward Anthony Davis had 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 98-91 comeback victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

    Blake Griffin continued his offensive onslaught and the Los Angeles Clippers settled down in the fourth quarter to snap a two-game losing streak with a 118-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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