Indianapolis handles Atlanta to stay on a roll

INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George scored 29 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to their 15th consecutive home win, 114-103 over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.


David West had 15 points and seven rebounds and George Hill added 15 points and eight assists to help the Pacers to their fourth consecutive victory overall and their longest home win streak in 13 years.

Jeff Teague, who was playing in his hometown, had 24 points and eight assists for the Hawks. Al Horford added 15 points and eight rebounds.

The Hawks have lost three of their past four games.



In New York, Kobe Bryant had 21 points and eight rebounds, and Los Angeles overcame the absences of Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace, and the loss of Pau Gasol, to beat Brooklyn.

Antawn Jamison, starting for the suspended World Peace, made the go-ahead basket during a closing 14-3 run for the Lakers, who have won three straight and six of their last seven games.

Howard missed his third consecutive game with a torn labrum in his right shoulder and Gasol, his replacement, injured his right foot with a little more than four minutes remaining.



In Houston, the Rockets tied an NBA record and set a franchise mark with 23 3-pointers in a win over Golden State.

Jeremy Lin sank five 3-pointers, a career high, and Chandler Parsons and James Harden hit four apiece as the Rockets reached a season-high point total.

They also tied an NBA record with 14 3-pointers in the first half and dished out a season-high 35 assists on 46 field goals overall.

Lin scored 28 points, Harden added 18 and Parsons scored 16 for Houston. The Rockets put on the shooting display without their best 3-point shooter – Carlos Delfino sat out with a right elbow injury.



In Memphis, Tenn., Goran Dragic scored 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead Phoenix past Memphis.

Dragic, who had just two points on 1 for 6 shooting through three quarters, was 5 for 6 in the fourth, including converting three three-point plays to help the Suns snap a two-game losing streak.

Marcin Gortat led the Suns with 20 points on 8 for 10 shooting from the field, while Jermaine O’Neal had 14 points.