NBA roundup: Pacers stun league-leading Warriors, 104-98

Rodney Stuckey's 30 points help Indiana beat Golden State, which loses without injured All-Star Stephen Curry

Rodney Stuckey scored 30 points Sunday to help the Indiana Pacers surprise the NBA-leading Golden State Warriors, 104-98, at Indianapolis.

The Warriors (43-10) played without star guard Stephen Curry for the first time this season. He sat out because of soreness in his right ankle. Klay Thompson carried the offensive load in his absence, scoring 39 points.

Stuckey made a cutting layup off a pass from David West to give Indiana a 91-90 lead with 3:58 left. C.J. Miles, who scored 13 points, made a three-pointer from the right wing with 26.5 seconds to make it 101-97.

Memphis 98, at Portland 92: Marc Gasol scored 21 points, and the Grizzlies overcame a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to extend the best start in franchise history to 40-14. The Trail Blazers were without LaMarcus Aldridge, a late scratch because of a right thumb sprain. It was unclear how the four-time All-Star suffered the injury; he warmed up with the team before the game.

at Oklahoma City 119, Denver 94: Russell Westbrook had 21 points and a career-high 17 assists, and the Thunder routed the Nuggets without Kevin Durant, who had a procedure to replace a screw that was causing soreness in his surgically repaired right foot.

Cleveland 101, at New York 83: LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 18 points, J.R. Smith had 17 in his and Iman Shumpert's return to the New York, and the Cavaliers crushed the Knicks for their 16th win in 18 games. James moved past Allen Iverson into 22nd place on the career scoring list, and added seven rebounds and seven assists.

at Dallas 92, Charlotte 81: Monta Ellis scored 15 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and Amare Stoudemire had 14 points in 11 minutes in his Mavericks debut. Stoudemire, signed by Dallas during the All-Star break after the Knicks bought out his contract, played in an NBA game for the first time since Feb. 11.

Atlanta 97, at Milwaukee 86: Paul Millsap had 23 points and 16 rebounds to help the Hawks avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season.

at Detroit 106, Washington 89: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 26 points, and Andre Drummond had 18 points and 16 rebounds for the Pistons, who are 2-0 since trading four players to get Reggie Jackson and Tayshaun Prince at the deadline Thursday.

at Orlando 103, Philadelphia 98: Nikola Vucevic had 31 points and 14 rebounds, and the Magic achieved its first three-game winning streak of the season.

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