NBA Wrap: Pacers drop Raptors to stay unbeaten

NBA Wrap: Pacers drop Raptors to stay unbeaten
November 9, 2013, 12:15 am
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Paul George and the Pacers beat the Raptors to reach 6-0 for the first time since 1970-71. (USA Today Images)

INDIANAPOLIS -- Paul George scored 17 of his 23 points in the third quarter and the Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors 91-84 Friday night to improve to 6-0 and match the best start in franchise history.

Roy Hibbert added a season-high 20 points and seven rebounds as the Pacers remained the NBA's lone undefeated team.

Rudy Gay scored a season-high 30 points on 12-of-26 shooting for the Raptors, who lost their third straight to fall to 2-4. Amir Johnson added 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Raptors shot 39.5 percent from the field, becoming the sixth consecutive opponent Indiana has held to 40 percent shooting or worse.

The Pacers improved to 6-0 for the first time since the 1970-71, when the club played in the ABA. They rallied from a halftime deficit for the fifth time this season. Indiana overcame 16 turnovers to shoot 46.2 percent (see full recap).

Wizards edge Nets in overtime
WASHINGTON -- Nene scored 12 of his 20 points in the final 4 minutes of the fourth quarter, including a putback with 1.2 seconds to play that sent the game to overtime, and Trevor Ariza hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in the extra period Friday night as the Washington Wizards topped the Brooklyn Nets 112-108.

Bradley Beal scored 29 points, John Wall had 17 points and 14 assists, and Marcin Gortat had 18 pionts and 12 rebounds for the Wizards, who nearly held Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce scoreless for the first time since they were rookies in the 1990s.

Garnett didn't score until his 18-footer with 3:40 to play in regulation, and Pierce waited until overtime before hitting a jumper than nearly spurred the Nets to victory. Pierce was a game-time decision to play after missing the morning shootaround with an illness (see full recap).

Spurs quiet Warriors
SAN ANTONIO -- Tony Parker scored 18 points, including the last seven for San Antonio, and the Spurs held on for a 76-74 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.

Parker, however, missed two free throws with 16.4 seconds remaining that gave Golden State a final chance. Andre Iguodala drove to the basket and tried a layup that rolled off the rim.

It was the first game between the teams since the second round of the Western Conference playoffs, which the Spurs won 4-2.

Kawhi Leonard added 13 points for the Spurs, who improved to a conference-best 5-1 (see full recap).

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