Paul George helps Indiana close gap on New York

Indiana Pacers 125, New York Knicks 91

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Indiana's Paul George shoots a 3-pointer over New York's Amare Stoudemire. George had 27 points and eight boards.  AJ MAST/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Indiana's Paul George shoots a 3-pointer over New York's Amare Stoudemire. George had 27 points and eight boards.

INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George scored 27 points and the Indiana Pacers powered their way closer to the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference by beating the New York Knicks 125-91 on Wednesday night.

David West had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Lance Stephenson added 14 points for Indiana (33-21), which pulled within a half-game of the Knicks for second place in the East.

ROCKETS 122, THUNDER 119

In Houston, James Harden scored a career-
high 46 points and Jeremy Lin added 29 as the Rockets mounted a furious fourth-quarter comeback for a victory over Oklahoma City.

Houston was down by 14 points with about seven minutes left.

GRIZZLIES 88, RAPTORS 82

In Toronto, Zach Randolph had 17 points and 18 rebounds, Mike Conley scored 17 points and Memphis won its fifth consecutive game.

Toronto’s Rudy Gay came up short against his former team as the Raptors had their five-game winning streak ended.

PISTONS 105, BOBCATS 99

In Charlotte, N.C., Greg Monroe scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, stepping up with Brandon Knight on the bench nursing a hyperextended right knee, to lead Detroit to a victory over Charlotte.

Knight had 21 points before injuring his knee late in the third quarter.

CAVALIERS 105, HORNETS 100

In Cleveland, Kyrie Irving scored 20 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Cavaliers to a win over New Orleans.

TIMBERWOLVES 94, 76ERS 87

In Minneapolis, Nikola Pekovic had 27 points and tied a career high with 18 rebounds to power Minnesota to a victory over Philadelphia.

NETS 97, BUCKS 94

In Milwaukee, Deron Williams scored 23 points and Brooklyn escaped with a victory over Milwaukee after Monta Ellis missed on a chance to tie the game with three foul shots in the final seconds.


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