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|Wednesday, 06 November 2013 17:31|
The Pacers are 5-0 for the first time since 1971-72. Paul George had 21 points and six rebounds to lead Indiana, while David West had a season-high 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Luol Deng and Derrick Rose scored 17 points each to lead Chicago (1-3). Rose scored only three points in the second half.
CELTICS 97, JAZZ 87
BOSTON (AP) - Brandon Bass scored 20 points and Jeff Green added 18 to send Boston past Utah for its first win of the season.
The game reunited new Celtics coach Brad Stevens with Gordon Hayward, the Butler star who took the Bulldogs to the NCAA championship game against Duke. Hayward had 28 points and nine rebounds for Utah (0-5), one of the last two winless teams in the NBA this season.
The attendance of 17,130 was about 1,500 fans short of a sellout, ending a streak of 289 games dating to the end of the 2006-07 season.
Derrick Favors scored 10 points with 14 rebounds and Enes Kanter scored 22 with eight boards for the Jazz, who open a season with five straight losses for the first time since 1974, when they were still in New Orleans.
Gerald Wallace had nine points and nine rebounds for Boston (1-4), which led by as many as 25 points in the third quarter before Utah scored 17 of the first 20 in the fourth to cut a 22-point deficit to single digits.
WIZARDS 116, 76ERS 102
MAGIC 98, CLIPPERS 90
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Nik Vucevic had 30 points - including six free throws in the final 23 seconds - and 21 rebounds to help Orlando hold on to beat Los Angeles and earn its first three-game winning streak since December of last season.
Orlando led by as many as 19 points in the third quarter, before Los Angeles took its first lead with a 25-5 run.
Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Chris Paul added 18 points and 10 assists. Former Magic guard J.J. Redick also chipped in 17 points.
The loss ends a three-game win streak for the Clippers, whose three-game road trip continues Thursday at Miami.
BOBCATS 92, RAPTORS 90
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Gerald Henderson broke out of his shooting slump with a season-high 23 points to help Charlotte defeat Toronto.
After signing an $18 million, three-year contract in the offseason, Henderson came in shooting just 31 percent through the first four games. But he got off to a fast start this time and finished 10 of 17 from the field.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 14 points to help Charlotte win again after beating the Knicks in New York on Tuesday night. Second-year guard Jeffery Taylor continued to give the Bobcats (3-2) quality minutes off the bench, scoring 13 points. Josh McRoberts added 13 points and five assists.
Rudy Gay led the Raptors with 20 points. Jonas Valanciunas had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - John Wall scored 24 points, Marcin Gortat had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Washington beat Philadelphia to earn its first win after staring 0-3.
Bradley Beal had 17 points, Trevor Ariza scored 15 as seven Wizards reached double digits.
Evan Turner led Philadelphia with 24 points and Spencer Hawes had 13. Rookie Michael Carter-Williams finished with 19 points, seven assists and five rebounds.