National Basketball Association Game Capsules

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Updated: February 27, 2013

Final Score: Indiana 108, Golden State 97

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – David West tallied 28 points and Paul George added 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Pacers downed another opponent, defeating the Golden State Warriors, 108-97, to capture their fifth straight win. George Hill contributed 23 points with six assists and Roy Hibbert finished with 13 points, nine boards and five blocks before getting ejected for the Pacers, who have strung together five victories in a row twice in the month of February. Danny Granger, who returned to action on Saturday in Detroit after missing the Pacers’ first 55 games with a knee injury, made his home debut on Tuesday, but scored just five points on a timid 1-for-7 shooting. Stephen Curry scored a game-high 38 points, but was responsible for six of the Warriors’ 20 turnovers. David Lee totaled 12 points and 12 boards as Golden State saw its three-game winning streak come to an end.

Final Score: Orlando 98, Philadelphia 84

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Arron Afflalo scored 16 points and dished out seven assists, while Nikola Vucevic added 12 points and 19 rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic to a 98-84 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday. Tobias Harris added 16 points off the bench and Andrew Nicholson chipped in 13 points for the Magic, who snapped a five-game skid. Orlando also stopped a 10-game road losing streak. Maurice Harkless, who was traded from the Sixers along with Vucevic in the offseason, added 10 points in the triumph. Orlando forward Al Harrington made his season debut after missing the first 56 games of the season with a knee injury. He scored nine points and grabbed three rebounds in just over 12 minutes of play. Jeremy Pargo and Damien Wilkins scored 14 points apiece for Philadelphia, which has dropped six straight. Dorell Wright scored 11 points and Evan Turner dropped in 10 to go with eight rebounds in the loss. Jrue Holiday, who averaged 19.2 points per game entering the contest, scored just nine on 4-of-11 shooting from the field for the Sixers.

Final Score: Miami 141, Sacramento 129 (2-OT)

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Despite playing their fifth game in seven days, the Miami Heat kept their season-high winning streak alive. But it wasn’t easy. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 79 points, and the Heat tallied their 12th straight victory in a 141-129 double-overtime triumph over the Sacramento Kings. James had a season-high 40 points, to go with a career-high 16 assists and eight rebounds, while Wade added 39 points, eight boards and seven assists for Miami, which hasn’t lost since Feb. 1 when it fell to the Indiana Pacers. The Heat are two wins away from the franchise’s longest winning stretch of 14, accomplished from Dec. 6, 2004-Jan. 1, 2005. Marcus Thornton hit eight 3-pointers and netted 36 points to lead the Kings, who have dropped six consecutive tilts.

Final Score: Cleveland 101, Chicago 98

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Dion Waiters scored 25 points and the Kyrie Irving-less Cleveland Cavaliers held off the Chicago Bulls, 101-98. Shaun Livingston added 15 points for the Cavaliers, who snapped an 11-game skid against Chicago. Wayne Ellington and Alonzo Gee tallied 13 and 11 points, respectively. Irving missed Tuesday’s game due to a sore/hyperextended right knee. He is listed as day-to-day. Cleveland was also without Daniel Gibson (personal reasons). Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng had 27 and 26 points, respectively, for the Bulls, who have lost two in a row. Kirk Hinrich donated 11 points and 11 assists in his return to the lineup.

Final Score: Brooklyn 101, New Orleans 97

New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) – Deron Williams poured in a game-high 33 points and dished out eight assists to help the Brooklyn Nets edge the New Orleans Hornets, 101-97, on Tuesday. Brook Lopez added 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and C.J. Watson dropped in 10 points for the Nets, who were without Joe Johnson (foot) for the third straight game. Greivis Vasquez scored 20 points to go with eight rebounds and seven assists and Robin Lopez added 14 points and pulled down seven boards for the Hornets, who have dropped four of their last five games. Rookie forward Anthony Davis scored six points before leaving the game in the third quarter with an apparent left shoulder injury. Brooklyn shot a blistering 66.7 percent (14- for-21) in the first quarter to race out to a 31-20 lead. Williams scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor in the quarter.

Final Score: Milwaukee 95, Dallas 90

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Monta Ellis had 22 points and nine assists in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 95-90 win over the Dallas Mavericks. Larry Sanders added 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Bucks, who had dropped seven of their last eight games coming in. Dirk Nowitzki tallied 21 points and 20 boards to lead Dallas, which has lost two straight since prevailing in five of its previous six tilts. The Mavs were just 1-of-17 from beyond the arc.

Final Score: Phoenix 84, Minnesota 83 (OT)

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) – Marcin Gortat scored 14 points, including the game-tying layup at the end of regulation to lead the Phoenix Suns to an 84-83 overtime win against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday. Wesley Johnson scored 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds and Markieff Morris added 14 points and six rebounds for the Suns, who had dropped three straight entering the contest. Derrick Williams scored 21 points to go with 12 rebounds and Nikola Pekovic added 18 points and 12 boards for the Timberwolves, losers in three straight.

Final Score: LA Clippers 106, Charlotte 84

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Blake Griffin had 24 points on 11-of-14 shooting and the Los Angeles Clippers cruised past the Charlotte Bobcats, 106-84, on Tuesday. Matt Barnes added 17 points, seven assists and four steals for the Clippers, who have won six of seven. Caron Butler and DeAndre Jordan tallied 16 and 13 points, respectively. Los Angeles, which improved to 23-6 at home this season, played without the services of Jamal Crawford (personal) and Eric Bledsoe (calf). Gerald Henderson ended with 24 points for the Bobcats, who have dropped four straight. Kemba Walker and Byron Mullens donated 15 and 13 points, respectively. Charlotte, which started a four-game road trip on Tuesday, fell to 6-22 on the road this season.