Danny Granger scored 13 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 103-98, Friday night in Indianapolis for their fourth straight win.
Roy Hibbert had 21 points and 12 rebounds, David West scored 14 points, and Paul George added 8 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for the Pacers, who have won eight of 10.
Kevin Durant scored 44 points for the Thunder. Russell Westbrook had 21 points, 11 rebounds, and 9 assists, but he shot 7 for 23 from the field as the Thunder lost their third consecutive game.
Oklahoma City cut a 24-point deficit to 10 in the fourth quarter, but a step-back jumper by Granger with Durant draped all over him gave Indiana a 94-82 lead with 3:21 remaining.
Rockets 112, Lakers 107 - Goran Dragic had 26 points and 11 assists and Luis Scola scored 10 of his 25 points during a 2:39 span of the fourth quarter as Houston won in Los Angeles.
The Lakers were trailing, 80-75, when the Lakers’ Andrew Bynum took exception to a foul by Samuel Dalembert with 1:18 left in the third quarter and had to be restrained by teammates, earning a technical foul. He got another one with 11:17 left in the game after hitting a hook shot and mouthing off to the Houston bench on his way down court.
Bynum finished with 19 points and seven rebounds in 31 minutes.
Trail Blazers 99, Mavericks 97 - LaMarcus Aldridge’s buzzer-beating 17-foot jumper lifted Portland to an overtime victory in Dallas.
Raymond Felton scored 16 of his season-high 30 points during Portland’s 30-10 surge in the third quarter. Aldridge, a former Dallas-area high school star who finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds, made the fallaway jumper over the Mavericks’ Brendan Haywood at the overtime buzzer.
Hawks 101, Pistons 96 - Jeff Teague tied a career high with 24 points and had a season-high 11 assists, and Josh Smith added 20 points and 12 rebounds to help host Atlanta hold off Detroit.
Rodney Stuckey finished with 27 points for the Pistons, ending a three-game winning streak.
Spurs 128, Hornets 103 - Tim Duncan scored 19 points to lead host San Antonio over New Orleans, giving the Spurs their 10th straight win.
Eric Gordon, playing in only his second game in three months, scored 31 points to lead the Hornets, who have lost four of their last five games.
Cavaliers 84, Raptors 80 - Antawn Jamison scored 16 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, former Celtic Lester Hudson had a career-high 23 points, and visiting Cleveland beat Toronto, snapping a nine-game losing streak.
Bucks 95, Bobcats 90 - Monta Ellis had 25 points and nine assists to lead host Milwaukee over scrappy Charlotte.
Byron Mullens scored a career-high 31 points and tied his career high with 14 rebounds.
Grizzlies 97, Heat 82 - Rudy Gay scored 17 points, Zach Randolph had 14 points and 14 rebounds off the bench, and Memphis put seven players in double figures to snap Miami’s 17-game home winning streak.
Nuggets 105, Suns 99 - Arron Afflalo had 30 points, Andre Miller scored 13 of his 15 in the fourth quarter, and host Denver beat Phoenix by scoring the game’s final 9 points.
Nets 110, Wizards 98 - In Newark, Deron Williams had 19 points and 13 assists in fighting off the lingering effects of the flu, leading New Jersey past Washington.
Jazz 104, Warriors 98 - Al Jefferson scored 30 points and Devin Harris added a season-high 28 to lead host Utah.