NBA roundup: Suns outlast Pacers; Warriors top Clippers
Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, centre, shoots between Indiana Pacers guard George Hill, left, and forward David West in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. (AP Photo)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, January 31, 2014 9:39AM EST
INDIANAPOLIS -- Goran Dragic had 28 points and seven assists and the Phoenix Suns handed the Indiana Pacers just their second home loss of the season with a 102-94 victory Thursday night.
Gerald Green and Marcus Morris scored 16 points apiece to help the Suns win their fourth straight game.
Roy Hibbert had 26 points and David West added 18 for the Pacers (35-10).
Dragic dunked with 44 seconds left to give the Suns a 100-94 and seal the win.
The Suns scored 66 points in the first half -- the most given up by the Pacers in a half this season since the Suns scored 62 on Indiana a week ago in a 124-100 win.
Warriors 111, Clippers 92
OAKLAND, Calif. -- David Lee had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Andrew Bogut grabbed 17 boards to help Golden State beat Los Angeles.
Stephen Curry scored 22 points and handed out seven assists, and Bogut added 14 points and three blocks to highlight Golden State's dominating performance down low.
The Warriors outrebounded the Clippers 53 to 34 and outscored them 66 to 22 in the paint.
Blake Griffin finished with 27 points, Darren Collison scored 22 and DeAndre Jordan grabbed 20 rebounds for Los Angeles, which had won four straight. The Clippers looked worn out after beating Washington on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, dropping to 10-4 since All-Star point guard Chris Paul has been sidelined with a separated right shoulder.
Knicks 117, Cavaliers 86
NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony and rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. each scored 29 points, J.R. Smith embarrassed a couple of defenders on his way to 19, and New York beat Cleveland for its fourth straight victory.
The Knicks led nearly all the way and wrapped up a 10-6 January after going just 9-21 through the end of December. They have rebounded from losing the first three games on their franchise record-tying, eight-game homestand and can finish it with a winning record if they beat Miami on Saturday night.
Kyrie Irving scored 24 points for the Cavs on a day in which his long-term commitment to Cleveland was again questioned.