PACERS 111, SPURS 100
SAN ANTONIO • Paul George scored 28 points and the Indiana Pacers beat San Antonio 111-100 Saturday night, snapping an 11-game skid against the Spurs.
David West had 20 points and Lance Stephenson scored 15 for the Pacers, who enjoyed a 41-34 rebounding edge. Roy Hibbert and Luis Scola each had 12 points and 10 boards.
Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points for San Antonio, which has dropped three of five. Manu Ginobili added 16 points, Tony Parker had 13 and Tim Duncan finished with 10.
Indiana had lost 12 straight in San Antonio and appeared headed for a baker’s dozen early on, but the Pacers closed the first half on a 30-18 run and opened the second half with a 12-2 spree.
The Pacers had seven players score in double figures and shot 54 percent from the field.
HEAT 103, TIMBERWOLVES 82
MINNEAPOLIS • LeBron James had 21 points, eight assists and 14 boards for his first double-digit rebounding game of the season, helping Miami bounce back after consecutive losses.
Dwyane Wade had 19 points and five rebounds in his return from a two-game absence and the Heat controlled the glass until garbage time after getting hammered on the boards by Detroit and Chicago.
Kevin Martin scored 19 points for the Timberwolves. But they sorely missed Kevin Love, who was with his family following the death of his grandmother on Wednesday night.
The Wolves shot a season-low 29.3 percent while the Heat made 55 percent of their shots to overcome 20 turnovers.
CAVALIERS 88, CLIPPERS 82
CLEVELAND • Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson scored 20 points apiece to lead Cleveland to the victory.
Irving, coming off the first scoreless game of his career, was 6 for 15 from the field and 7 for 8 at the free-throw line. Thompson also had 13 rebounds, and Andrew Bynum added 18 points.
Jamal Crawford scored 19 points for the Clippers, who have lost three of four. Chris Paul scored 13 points while DeAndre Jordan added 12.
Clippers forward Blake Griffin and Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao got into a scuffle with 2:21 to play. Varejao bumped his shoulder into Griffin, who responded by shoving Varejao to the floor. Griffin continued toward Varejao, who was on his back under the Clippers’ basket. Players and coaches from both teams surrounded the two players.
Varejao was given a personal foul while Griffin and Cleveland’s Jarrett Jack were hit with technicals.
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