Pacers Remain Unbeaten With Win Over Bulls, NBA Roundup
Published on November 7 2013 6:48 am
Last Updated on November 7 2013 7:02 am
Written by Millie Lange
Pacers Rout Bulls To Remain Perfect
(Indianapolis, IN) -- Paul George scored a game-high 21 points as the Pacers remained the lone unbeaten team in the NBA with a 97-80 rout of the Bulls at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. David West recorded 17 points and 13 rebounds and Lance Stephenson added 15 points for the Pacers, who outscored the Bulls 34-18 in the final quarter. Indiana is 5-0 for the first time in the NBA. The last time the Pacers won their first five games of a season was in the ABA in 1971-72. Roy Hibbert added eight points, 10 boards and five blocks in the victory. Derrick Rose and Luol Deng netted 17 points apiece for Chicago, which fell to 1-3. Kirk Hinrich was the only other player in double-figures with 12 points in defeat.
Celtics Bounce Jazz
(Boston, MA) -- The Celtics picked up their first win of the season by beating the Jazz, 97-87, at the TD Garden behind 20 points from Brandon Bass. Boston outscored Utah, 27-to-8, in the second quarter and held on in the second half. Kelly Olynyk and Jared Sullinger combined for 26 points and 13 rebounds off the bench. The Celtics are 1-4. The Jazz turned the ball over 20 times and shot 1-and-10 from three. Gordon Hayward filled it up with 28 points, nine rebounds and five assists in the loss. Enes Kanter added 22 points and eight boards.
Bucks Hold Off Cavs
(Milwaukee, WI) -- O.J. Mayo hit six threes on his way to 28 points and the Bucks defeated the Cavaliers, 109-104, at the Bradley Center. Cleveland erased a 13-point deficit to take a 104-103 lead with a minute left in the quarter, but faltered to close the game. Kyrie Irving missed two shots and turned the ball over during the final 60 seconds. Gary Neal added 23 points off the bench for Milwaukee, which improved to 2-2. John Henson started for Larry Sanders and posted 14 points, nine boards and three blocks. Sanders missed the game because of a potential legal issue. Irving finished with 29 points and eight assists in the loss. Cleveland is 2-3.
Thunder Trounce Mavericks
(Oklahoma City, OK) -- Kevin Durant registered 23 points and 10 assists to power the Thunder to a 107-93 win over the Mavericks at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Serge Ibaka tallied 17 points and 13 rebounds as Oklahoma City improved to 3-1 and 2-0 at home. Russell Westbrook chipped in with 22 points in the win. Monta Ellis scored a team-high 20 points but had a third of the team's turnovers with seven. Shawn Marion and Jae Crowder each added 17 points for Dallas, which dropped to 3-2 with both losses on the road.
Wizards Grab First Win Against Sixers
(Philadelphia, PA) -- Marcin Gortat posted 19 points and 12 rebounds to help the Wizards earn their first win of the season with a 116-102 victory over the 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. John Wall was 8-of-16 from the floor en route to 24 points and nine assists for Washington, which improved to 1-3. Evan Turner also had 24 points to go with seven rebounds in defeat. Spencer Hawes had 23 points, 13 boards and five assists for Philadelphia, which slipped to 3-2.
Bobcats Win Back-to-Back Games
(Charlotte, NC) -- After a big win the previous night in New York, the Charlotte Bobcats came home for their second set of back-to-backs in this young season to take on Toronto and prevailed, 92-90, behind a season-high 23 points from Gerald Henderson.
Magic Surprise Clippers
(Orlando, FL) -- The Magic outscored the Clippers by ten in the fourth quarter to pull out a surprising, 98-90, win at the Amway Center. Nikola Vucevic led the way with 30 points and 21 rebounds as Orlando improved to 3-2. Victor Oladipo added 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting off the bench in the victory. Chris Paul posted 18 points, 10 assists and five boards for Los Angeles, which is also 3-2. Blake Griffin paced the Clippers with 23 points and 13 rebounds, while Jamal Crawford added 14 in a reserve role.
Spurs Clip Suns
(San Antonio, TX) -- Tony Parker took over in the fourth quarter to push the Spurs past the Suns, 99-96, at the AT&T Center. Parker scored 15 of his 20 points to close out the win. Danny Green added 19 points while Tim Duncan chipped in with 17 points, five boards and five assists. San Antonio is 4-1. Gerald Green missed a tough three as time expired that would have tied the game for Phoenix. Markieff Morris posted 23 points on 11-of-13 shooting with 12 rebounds off the bench. Miles Plumlee and Green each tallied 15 points as the Suns fell to 3-2.
Warriors Whip Timberwolves
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Klay Thompson posted a game-high 30 points to pace the Warriors to a 106-93 victory over the Timberwolves at the Target Center. David Lee tallied 22 points and 15 rebounds for Golden State, which improved to 4-1. Andre Iguodala added 20 points and six assists for the Warriors, who lost guard Stephen Curry to an ankle injury. Kevin Love registered 25 points and 16 rebounds for Minnesota, which dropped to 3-2. Kevin Martin chipped in with 23 points for the T'wolves.
Celtics Bounce Jazz
(Boston, MA) -- The Celtics picked up their first win of the season by beating the Jazz, 97-87, at the TD Garden behind 20 points from Brandon Bass. Boston outscored Utah, 27-to-8, in the second quarter and held on in the second half. Kelly Olynyk and Jared Sullinger combined for 26 points 13 rebounds off the bench. The Celtics are 1-4. The Jazz turned the ball over 20 times and shot 1-and-10 from three. Gordon Hayward filled it up with 28 points, nine rebounds and five assists in the loss. Enes Kanter added 22 points and eight boards.
Knicks' Chandler Out 4-to-6 Weeks
(New York, NY) -- A broken leg may keep New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler sidelined until Christmas. He is expected to miss four-to-six weeks after suffering a non-displaced fracture of his right fibula in Tuesday's loss to Charlotte. The team says there is no ligament damage and surgery will not be required. Chandler is averaging 7.3 points, nine rebounds and 2.5 blocks in four games this season.
Wednesday, November 6 Scoreboard
Indiana Pacers 97, Chicago Bulls 80
Orlando Magic 98, Los Angeles Clippers 90
Washington Wizards 116, Philadelphia 76ers 102
Charlotte Bobcats 92, Toronto Raptors 90
Boston Celtics 97, Utah Jazz 87
Milwaukee Bucks 109, Cleveland Cavaliers 104
Golden State Warriors 106, Minnesota Timberwolves 93
New Orleans Pelicans 99, Memphis Grizzlies 84
San Antonio Spurs 99, Phoenix Suns 96
Oklahoma City Thunder 107, Dallas Mavericks 93
Thursday, November 7 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:00 p.m. - Los Angeles Clippers at Miami Heat
8:00 p.m. - Atlanta Hawks at Denver Nuggets
8:30 p.m. - Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets