Klay Thompson, Golden State hand Indiana rare home loss

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INDIANAPOLIS — Klay Thompson made a 12-foot turnaround jumper with 0.6 seconds left, and the Golden State Warriors held off Indiana 98-96 on Tuesday night to hand the Pacers only their fourth home loss this season.

Klay Thompson sinks the game-winning shot against Indiana's George Hill in Golden State's 98-96 win.   DARRON CUMMINGS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
DARRON CUMMINGS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Klay Thompson sinks the game-winning shot against Indiana's George Hill in Golden State's 98-96 win.

Thompson scored 16 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter. Stephen Curry finished with 19 points for the Warriors, who have won five of six.

David West led the Pacers with 27 points and Paul George added 26 as Indiana’s five-game winning streak ended.

SPURS: Danny Green scored 24 points and San Antonio turned to its 3-point shooting to shake off a sluggish start in a 122-101 victory over the Cleveland Cava­liers.

Kawhi Leonard added 18 points, and Patty Mills and Boris Diaw had 16 apiece as the Spurs won their fourth in a row.

San Antonio, chasing Oklahoma City for the best record in the Western Conference, made 14 of 33 3-pointers in winning its fourth in row.

HEAT: One night after LeBron James scored a career-best 61 points against Charlotte, he was held in check in a 106-103 loss to the Houston Rockets.

Dwight Howard had 22 points and 16 rebounds and James Harden added 21 points for the Rockets.

James scored 22 points for the Heat.

Miami cut its deficit to three when Michael Beasley hit a 3-pointer with 21.2 seconds left. Harden threw the ball away after that, and Howard accidentally hit James in the face when they both went up to try to grab a long pass.

James lay on the court holding his broken nose for a few seconds before getting up and slowly walking to the bench. He remained in the game after a timeout, but missed a desperation 3-point attempt at the buzzer that would have tied it.

CELTICS: Forward Gerald Wallace is sidelined for the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgeries on his left knee and left ankle.

The operations Tuesday involved repairing a torn meniscus in his knee and cleaning out bone spurs in his ankle.

Wallace played in 58 games in his first season with the Celtics. The 13-year veteran averaged 5.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in 24.4 minutes.

BUCKS: Signed free-agent forward Tony Mitchell, a Swainsboro, Ga., native and former rookie of the year in the NBA Developmental League.

Mitchell was signed to a 10-day contract. He spent much of the past two seasons with Milwaukee's D-League affiliate in Fort Wayne.

Mitchell averaged 21.9 points and 6.4 rebounds at Fort Wayne in 2012-13, when he won top rookie honors. He’s also a two-time champion of the D-League slam dunk contest.

Mitchell went undrafted out of Alabama in 2012.


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