Indiana break Atlanta hoodoo with win

NBA leader Indiana beat Atlanta 89-85 away in the NBA with the hosts failing to get a single star in double figures.

    None of the Hawks starters were able to get into double figures against Indiana[Reuters]
    None of the Hawks starters were able to get into double figures against Indiana[Reuters]

    NBA leader Indiana ended its Atlanta hoodoo with an 89-85 win over the Hawks with the hosts failing to get a single starter in double figures.

    The Pacers maintained their lead in the Central Division at a yawning 14 games over nearest rival Chicago, which beat in-form Phoenix.

    Indiana's David West scoed 22 points and Paul George added 18 as the Pacers ended a run of 12 successive defeats in Atlanta.

    Elsewhere, Chicago ended Phoenix's run of five-straight victories by winning 101-92, with Carlos Boozer having 19 points and 12 rebounds.

    The Bulls shot 45 percent from the field and had five players score in double figures, bouncing back from an ugly 99-70 loss at Sacramento on Monday.

    Goran Dragic led Phoenix with 24 points. Charlotte's Al Jefferson had 30 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Bobcats to a comfortable 91-75 win over Golden State.

    Minnesota extended the Los Angeles Lakers' losing skid to seven games with a 109-99 victory, with Kevin Love having 31 points and 17 rebounds.

    SOURCE: AP


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