NBA Tuesday Roundup


Indiana Pacers guard Aaron Holiday (3) celebrates a basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. The Pacers defeated the Lakers 105-102. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indiana Pacers guard Aaron Holiday (3) celebrates a basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. The Pacers defeated the Lakers 105-102. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots behind Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots over Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)


PACERS 105 LAKERS 102

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Domantas Sabonis scored 26 points and Malcolm Brogdon made a tiebreaking reverse layup with 36.4 seconds left Tuesday night to give the Indiana Pacers a 105-102 victory over Los Angeles, snapping the Lakers’ 14-game road winning streak.

Brogdon dribbled past Dwight Howard and then used the rim to protect the ball as he made the shot. Sabonis followed by hitting one of two free throws with 10.7 seconds remaining.

LeBron James had 20 points, nine rebounds and nine assists but missed a 3-pointer that would have given the Lakers the lead with 11.7 seconds to go. Los Angeles also missed two shots on its final possession while trying to force overtime.

The Lakers looked as though they had taken control with a 9-0 run for a 95-91 lead midway through the fourth quarter. But Indiana responded just as it had all night as the Lakers played without All-Star forward Anthony Davis.

Howard had a season-high 20 points.

CLIPPERS 120, SUNS 99

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George scored 24 points, Kawhi Leonard added 20 and Los Angeles returned home after two weeks away to beat Phoenix.

Leonard and George teamed up in a dominant third quarter that saw the Clippers stretch their lead from five points to 21 by the time it was over. The two superstars combined to score 18 points in a 32-16 run that sent Los Angeles into the fourth leading 90-69.

Lou Williams added 20 points for the Clippers, scoring their first 11 of the fourth — including three 3-pointers. Ivica Zubac had 12 points in helping the team win its 12th in a row over the Suns in Los Angeles.

Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 19 points and Deandre Ayton added 18 points and 12 rebounds in his return from a 25-game NBA suspension for Phoenix, which lost its fourth in a row.

NETS 108, PELICANS 101, OT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored 31 points and Brooklyn extended New Orleans’ franchise-worst losing streak to 13 games.

Joe Harris had 24 points, including a jumper that put the Nets ahead 104-98 with 1:28 to go in the extra period. Brandon Ingram quickly responded with a 3-pointer, but the Pelicans, who shot 34%, got no closer.

The Nets have won five of seven.

Ingram had 22 points and 10 rebounds but missed 10 of his first 11 shots before scoring all but two of his points after halftime. Jrue Holiday scored 21 for the Pelicans, who missed 29 of 40 attempts from 3-point range.

Jarrett Allen had 12 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks for the Nets, including a transition dunk to tie the game at 93 in the final minute of regulation.

HORNETS 110, KINGS 102

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Malik Monk scored 14 of his season-high 23 points in the fourth quarter, and Charlotte spoiled De’Aaron Fox’s return from injury with a win over Sacramento.

Cody Zeller had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Bismack Biyombo added 10 points and 12 rebounds as the Hornets (13-17) won for the fourth time in five games.

Fox was back on the floor after missing 17 games with left ankle sprain and led the Kings (12-15) with 19 points in 30 minutes.

Monk scored eight straight points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of 3s. He went 5 of 5 from the field in the fourth and finished with a career-high 10 rebounds.

JAZZ 109, MAGIC 102

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, including eight as Utah closed the game with a 19-5 run to beat Orlando.

With the Jazz trailing 97-90, Mitchell awoke a moribund offense and energized the crowd with a highlight-reel dunk in traffic. That sparked the clinching spurt for Utah (16-11), which has won three in a row.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored nine of his 30 points during the late surge, and Joe Ingles had 16 points and 12 rebounds.

D.J. Augustin had 22 points off the bench and Evan Fournier added 19 for the Magic, who fell to 12-15.

KNICKS 143, HAWKS 120

NEW YORK (AP) — Knicks rookie RJ Barrett scored a career-high 27 points as New York ran away from Trae Young and Atlanta.

Mitchell Robinson had a career-best 22 points along with 13 rebounds, and Marcus Morris also scored 22 for the Knicks, who have won three of four after a 10-game losing streak.

Young scored 42 points for the Hawks, who lost their fifth straight. De’Andre Hunter added 19 points.

New York went ahead by 31 on Barrett’s three-point play early in the third quarter.

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Indiana Pacers guard Aaron Holiday (3) celebrates a basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. The Pacers defeated the Lakers 105-102. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/12/web1_124096071-e7d4b5e161894583b1916e356fe21559.jpgIndiana Pacers guard Aaron Holiday (3) celebrates a basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. The Pacers defeated the Lakers 105-102. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots behind Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/12/web1_124096071-027504f0b9ed4d738c06089aa9dd5f50.jpgLos Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots behind Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots over Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/12/web1_124096071-ce6c6dd37b39458f9f23a4fdfddf9527.jpgLos Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots over Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)