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|Tuesday, 08 January 2013 17:19|
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Paul George had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers held Miami to a season-low point total in an 87-77 win over the Heat on Tuesday night.|
George made four 3-pointers to get the best of his matchup with LeBron James. David West added 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Lance Stephenson chipped in with 13 points for the Pacers (21-14), who have won 11 of their last 13 games.
Dwyane Wade scored 30 points and James had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Miami (23-10), which still has the best record in the Eastern Conference.
It was the first time the teams had met since Miami beat the Pacers in six games in the conference semifinals last year.
Miami entered the game leading the NBA in field goal percentage, while Indiana led the league in field goal percentage defense. The matchup resulted in the Heat scoring only 35 points in the second half, their lowest-scoring half of the season.
NETS 109, 76ERS 89
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Reggie Evans had a career-high 23 rebounds, Deron Williams scored 22 points and Brooklyn improved to 6-1 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo with a win over Philadelphia.
Evans outrebounded the undersized Sixers 23-22 through three quarters.
Andray Blatche scored 20 points for the Nets, hours after he was questioned by Philadelphia police as part of a sexual assault investigation at an upscale hotel. Blatche was not charged.
He wrote about the incident on Twitter, saying, ``Im ok and I didn't do anything jus was n the area when it happened,'' Blatche tweeted. He later took down the tweet.
Jrue Holiday scored 19 points and Spencer Hawes had 14 for the Sixers.
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