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NBA roundup — Nov. 8

Associated Press

Pacers 91, Raptors 84

Paul George scored 17 of his 23 points in the third quarter and the host Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors to improve to 6-0 and match the best start in franchise history.

Roy Hibbert added a season-high 20 points and seven rebounds as the Pacers remained the NBA’s lone unbeaten team.

Rudy Gay scored a season-high 30 points on 12-of-26 shooting for the Raptors, who lost their third in a row to fall to 2-4. The Pacers improved to 6-0 for the first time since the 1970-71 season as an ABA team.

Knicks 101, Bobcats 91

Carmelo Anthony had 28 points and eight rebounds, Andrea Bargnani added 25 points and the visiting New York Knicks spoiled Patrick Ewing’s NBA head coaching debut.

The Knicks shot 75 percent from the field in the third quarter — including six out of seven 3-point attempts — to blow open a tight game and snap a three-game losing skid.

Magic 91, Celtics 89

Brandon Bass had 16 points, including two free-throws in the closing seconds to help the visiting Boston Celtics hang on to beat the Orlando Magic. Trailing by three, the Magic had a chance to tie the game in the final minute, but Arron Afflalo’s jumper came from just a step inside the 3-point line.

Wizards 112, Nets 108

Nene scored 12 of his 20 points in the final 4½ minutes of the fourth quarter, including a putback with 1.2 seconds to play that sent the game to overtime, and Trevor Ariza hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime as the host Washington Wizards topped the Brooklyn Nets.

Bradley Beal scored 29 points, John Wall had 17 points and 14 assists, and Marcin Gortat had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Wizards, who nearly held Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce scoreless for the first time since they were rookies in the 1990s.

Thunder 119, Pistons 110

Kevin Durant had 37 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to propel the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder. Rookie Steven Adams played a key role for Oklahoma City, dominating inside when Detroit’s post players were in foul trouble. Adams finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Russell Westbrook scored 20 points despite missing 14 of his 19 field-goal attempts. Josh Smith finished with 25 points for Detroit before fouling out.

Pelicans 96, Lakers 85

Anthony Davis scored a career-high 32 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and tied a career best with six blocks, leading the host New Orleans Pelicans over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Jrue Holiday had 13 points and 13 assists and Eric Gordon scored 16 for the Pelicans, who led most of the way in their second win in a row. New Orleans broke open a tight game with a 12-0 run in the final 3:16.

Timberwolves 116, Mavericks 108

Kevin Love had 32 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists to lead the host Minnesota Timberwolves. Kevin Martin added 32 points and five rebounds and Corey Brewer scored 17 points to help the Timberwolves snap a two-game skid.

Bulls 97, Jazz 73

Luol Deng scored 19 points, Carlos Boozer added 18 and the host Chicago Bulls snapped a two-game losing streak. Deng added 11 rebounds and Joakim Noah had 14 points and Derrick Rose 12 for the Bulls (2-3).

Suns 114, Nuggets 103

Twin brothers Markieff and Marcus Morris made the big shots that helped the host Phoenix Suns rally from an 11-point deficit late in the third quarter to beat the Denver Nuggets.

Spurs 76, Warriors 74

Tony Parker scored 18 points, including the last seven for San Antonio, and the host Spurs held on to win.


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