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Pacers snap losing streak against Spurs

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Paul George scored 28 points and the Indiana Pacers powered past San Antonio, 111-100, Saturday night, snapping an 11-game skid against the Spurs.

David West had 20 points and Lance Stephenson added 15. Roy Hibbert, former San Antonio guard George Hill, C.J. Watson and Luis Scola scored 12 points apiece. Hibbert and Scola also had 10 rebounds each.

Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points, Manu Ginobili added 16, Tony Parker had 13 and Tim Duncan 10 for the Spurs, who have lost three of their last five.

Indiana had lost 12 straight in San Antonio and appeared headed for a baker's dozen early.

Ginobili's three-pointer with 9:46 remaining in the first half gave the Spurs a 35-22 lead. It was their largest lead, but also the start of the team's fall as the Pacers' starting five overwhelmed their counterparts.

Indiana closed the first half on a 30-18 run and opened the second half on a 12-2 run.

George's three gave the Pacers an 85-62 lead with 46.3 seconds left in the third. George finished the game four for four on threes and also had six assists.

Boris Diaw's dunk with 6 minutes left pulled San Antonio within 101-80, but Stephenson drew a foul against Diaw while making layup on the following play. His ensuing free throw gave Indiana a 104-80 lead.

Sacramento 112, at Utah 102 (OT): DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points and Isaiah Thomas scored 23 of his 26 points after halftime to help the Kings snap a six-game skid with an overtime victory against the Jazz.

Miami 103, at Minnesota 82: LeBron James had 21 points, eight assists and 14 boards for his first double-digit rebounding game of the season, leading the Heat to a victory over the Timberwolves.

Denver 103, at Philadelphia 92: Jordan Hamilton hit three straight three-pointers late in the fourth quarter to help the Nuggets overcome a slow start for a win over the 76ers.

Brooklyn 90, at Milwaukee 82: Brook Lopez scored 32 points, Joe Johnson had 15 and the Nets beat the Bucks for their first winning streak of the season.

Golden State 108, at Memphis 82: Klay Thompson scored 30 points and David Lee finished with 23 to help the Warriors defeat the short-handed Grizzlies.

Detroit 92, at Chicago 75: Brandon Jennings scored 33 points to lead the Pistons to a win over the short-handed Bulls.

Dallas 108, at Portland 106

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