Pacers clip Heat in rematch of East Finals

Posted at 12/11/2013 2:20 PM
Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade (3) is guarded by Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Pacers 90, Heat 84

Center Roy Hibbert scored 24 points and Paul George scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half to help the Indiana Pacers defeat the Miami Heat in a rematch of last season's Eastern Conference Finals.

Indiana led by just two midway through the fourth quarter where they went on a 7-0 run capped by George's three-pointer that put them ahead 81-72.

LeBron James was held to 17 points on 6-for-16 shooting for the Heat (16-6), who defeated the Pacers in their seven-game playoff matchup.

The Pacers (19-3) improved on the NBA's best record and remained the Eastern Conference's only unbeaten team at home (10-0).

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Thunder 101, Hawks 92

Kevin Durant scored a game-high 30 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder pulled away from Atlanta to win their third straight.

Paul Millsap finished with 23 points to lead the Hawks (11-11) but they were undone when the Thunder (16-4) embarked on a 13-0 run in the fourth quarter.

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Spurs 116, Raptors 103

Manu Ginobili came off the bench to score 16 points while adding nine assists as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Toronto Raptors.

Tony Parker added 15 points for the Spurs (16-4) while Amir Johnson and guard DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors (7-13) with 19 points.