National Basketball Association Game Capsules

Updated: December 31, 2013

Boston, MA ( – Paul Millsap did it all for the Hawks,
tallying 34 points and 15 rebounds as Atlanta edged the Boston Celtics, 92-91,
from TD Garden. Millsap has stepped up his play since Al Horford went down for
the season with a torn right pectoral. The former Jazz forward has averaged 28
points and 11.7 rebounds as the Hawks improved to 2-1 since the injury. Jeff
Teague and Kyle Korver added 16 and 14 points, respectively, while the
latter hit a fourth quarter 3-pointer to extend his streak of consecutive
games with a triple to 101. Both players had five assists. The loss spoiled
Kelly Olynyk’s career-best 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting off Boston’s bench.
Kris Humphries finished with 18 points and 10 boards, also off the bench, as
the Celtics reserves outscored their counterparts, 56-16.

Final Score: Indiana 91, Cleveland 76

Indianapolis, IN ( – Paul George poured in 21 points as the
Indiana Pacers used a strong fourth quarter to take a 91-76 win over the
Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday. Roy Hibbert added 19 points and five blocks,
while George Hill and Danny Granger finished with 13 and 12 points,
respectively, for the Pacers, who have won five straight and improved to
15-1 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Anderson Varejao had 14 points and 11
rebounds, Dion Waiters scored 12 and Kyrie Irving added 10 points and five
assists for the Cavaliers, losers in six straight. Irving was helped off the
court later in the third quarter after suffering what appeared to be a
left knee injury, but returned at the start of the fourth quarter.