Highlights of Saturday’s NBA games
(The Sports Xchange) Pacers 111, Spurs 100
Paul George had 28 points and six assists to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 111-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in a battle between the top teams in the East and West.
George was perfect from the three-point line (four of four) and the free throw line (six of six).
Indiana (18-2) boasts the best record in the league but had lost the last 11 straight games to the Spurs, with their last win in San Antonio on Jan. 4, 2002.
San Antonio (15-4) was led by Kawhi Leonard with 18 points.
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Warriors 108, Grizzlies 82
Golden State halted an 11-game Memphis winning streak in the series with a 108-82 win over the Grizzlies.
Klay Thompson paced the Warriors with a game-high 30 points while David Lee scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
Steph Curry had 22 points and tied his career high with 15 assists.
The Warriors (12-9) last beat the Grizzlies (9-10) on Nov. 3, 2010 and they had not won in Memphis since April 2008.
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Mavericks 108, Trail Blazers 106
Guard Monta Ellis’ fadeaway jumper at the buzzer gave the Dallas Mavericks a 108-106 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Forward Dirk Nowitzki scored nine of his team-high 28 points in the final 3:40 for the Mavericks (13-8), who led by six points with 45 seconds to play.
The loss snapped a four-game win streak for Portland (17-4), which got a game-high 32 points from guard Damian Lillard.
Ellis’ game-winning shot came after Lillard sank a three-pointer to tie the score at 106 with 1.9 seconds left.