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December 11, 2013

Pacers rally past Heat

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INDIANAPOLIS —

When Hibbert returned early in the fourth, the Pacers immediately went to him on back-to-back possessions, starting the decisive 12-6 run that gave Indiana an 82-74 lead with 4:59 to go.

Spurs 116, Raptors 103: TORONTO — Manu Ginobili scored 16 points, Tony Parker had 15 and San Antonio beat Toronto for the sixth straight time.

Tim Duncan scored 14 points and Aron Baynes had a career-best 14 as the Spurs overcame a 14-point first quarter deficit to improve to 26-9 all-time against Toronto.

San Antonio has won three of six since its 11-game winning streak was halted with a loss at Oklahoma City on Nov. 27.

Danny Green had 14 points for the Spurs, while Marco Belinelli had 12 and Patty Mills 11.

DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points and Amir Johnson had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Raptors, who lost for the sixth time in seven games.

Cavs 109, Knicks 94: CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and Jarrett Jack added 17 points, leading Cleveland past sinking New York.

Irving added 11 assists. The All-Star point guard had 12 points in the third quarter, when the Cavs outscored the defenseless Knicks 33-20 and pulled away. Tristan Thompson added 12 points and nine rebounds as Cleveland won its fourth straight at home.

Timberwolves 94, Pistons 94: AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Kevin Love had 26 points and 16 rebounds to lead Minnesota.

Love only played 30 minutes, sitting out the fourth quarter with the big lead. Detroit was unable to stop him inside, outside or on the break. Several of his seven assists came on his trademark 70-foot outlet passes off missed shots.

Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin added 18 points each for Minnesota, which finished with six players in double figures.

Brandon Jennings had 20 points for Detroit, but Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond were held to a combined total of 18 points and 10 rebounds.

The Pistons have relied heavily on their frontcourt this season, but didn’t have the advantage in that matchup against Minnesota.

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