Tyler Hansbrough leads Indiana to victory

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INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George scored 19 points and Tyler Hansbrough had 14 points and 14 rebounds, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 95-73 rout of the struggling Orlando Magic on Tuesday night.

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Denver's Corey Brewer is fouled by Oklahoma City forward Nick Collison as he shoots. The Nuggets have won 13 in a row.  SUE OGROCKI/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Denver's Corey Brewer is fouled by Oklahoma City forward Nick Collison as he shoots. The Nuggets have won 13 in a row.

The Pacers improved to 27-8 at home despite playing without second-leading scorer David West because of a sprained lower back.

Maurice Harkless and Arron Afflalo each had 10 points for the Magic, who lost their fourth straight on a night they shot just 31.8 percent from the field and coach Jacque Vaughn was ejected in a flurry of four technical fouls with 4:47 left in the third quarter.

NUGGETS 114, THUNDER 104

In Oklahoma City, Ty Lawson scored 25 points, Andre Miller had 20 points and nine assists and Denver beat Oklahoma City to win a 13th consecutive game for the first time since joining the NBA.

The Nuggets trailed by one at halftime but took control in the third quarter and never let Oklahoma City reclaim the lead. Denver moved within 3½ games of the Thunder in the Northwest Division and became the first team this season to beat Oklahoma City three times.

BUCKS 102, TRAIL BLAZERS 95

In Milwaukee, Brandon Jennings scored 24 points and Monta Ellis added 21 to help Milwaukee hang on for a victory over Portland.

Ellis added nine rebounds, eight assists, three steals and matched a career high with three blocks for Milwaukee, which outscored Portland 31-8 during the second quarter

KNICKS: The team says All-Star center Tyson Chandler is expected to miss about a week and Kurt Thomas will be sidelined for at least two as injuries continue to plague their frontcourt.

Chandler had an MRI exam of his spine Tuesday that revealed a bulging disc. An exam of Thomas’ right foot revealed an acute stress reaction surrounding a chronic stress fracture. The team says he could miss as much as four weeks, potentially knocking him out for the rest of the regular season.

Carmelo Anthony has missed three games in a row after having fluid drained from his right knee.

CAVALIERS: Rookie guard Dion Waiters will miss at least one week with a sore left knee and may need surgery.

The Cavs said an MRI taken Tuesday revealed a loose fragment in Waiters’ left knee.

He injured his knee in the first half of Monday’s home loss to Indiana and did not return.

He will rest and have treatment over the next week, and the Cavs said it’s possible the No. 4 overall pick in last year’s draft may need an arthroscopic procedure.

The loss of Waiters is another blow to the Cavs, who are already missing All-Star guard Kyrie Irving and forward Anderson Varejao with injuries.

On Wednesday, the Cavs host the Miami Heat, who will attempt to extend their winning streak to 24.


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