Pacers ends six-game losing streak with 97-86 win over Jazz

Trey Burke, Luis Scola
Pacers forward Luis Scola knocks the ball away from Jazz guard Trey Burke during the second half of their game Monday night in Indianapolis.
(Michael Conroy / Associated Press)

Roy Hibbert scored a season-high 29 points to help Indiana beat the Utah Jazz, 97-86, Monday night, ending the Pacers’ six-game losing streak.

A.J. Price had 22 points and Lavoy Allen added 12 — also season highs for both players — as the Pacers won for the first time since the season opener. Allen also had 15 rebounds and Hibbert grabbed five.

Price scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, including two three-pointers during a 13-2 run that gave Indiana an 87-79 lead midway through the period.

Gordon Hayward scored 30 points to lead Utah. Enes Kanter had 18 points and Derrick Favors added 13 points and eight rebounds.


Indiana played without injured starters David West (sprained ankle), George Hill (bruised knee) and Paul George (leg).

at Cleveland 118, New Orleans 111: LeBron James recorded a triple-double with 32 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and Kyrie Irving scored 27 of his 32 in the second half, leading the Cavaliers to a win over the Pelicans. James and Irving dominated in the second half, combining for 46 points — 30 in the third quarter when the Cavaliers overcame nine-point deficit.

at Chicago 102, Detroit 91: Derrick Rose had 24 points and seven assists in his return to the lineup, and the balanced Bulls beat the Pistons. Rose was nine for 20 from the field in 33 minutes after being sidelined by sprained ankles.

Atlanta 91 at New York 85: Paul Millsap scored 19 points, Dennis Schroder extended his best stretch in the NBA with two big baskets in the final 2 minutes, and the Hawks sent the Knicks to their fifth straight loss. Kyle Korver added 17 points as Atlanta finished a home-and-home sweep, including a 103-96 win Saturday at home.


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