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The Pacers’ Paul George drives on San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili during the first half Friday.
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Pacers go cold late, fall to Spurs

– Tony Parker scored 33 points and the San Antonio Spurs erased a 17-point deficit on their way to a 104-97 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

Tim Duncan had 22 points for San Antonio (10-3), which closed the game with a 17-2 run. Manu Ginobili scored 19.

David West scored 22 for the Pacers (6-8), and Paul George finished with 15. George Hill collected 11 points and Roy Hibbert had 10.

Parker made his first eight shots and scored 16 in the first quarter to help San Antonio take a 28-25 lead into the second quarter. The Pacers responded with a 9-0 run in the second and led 52-48 at the break.

Indiana grabbed a 95-90 lead on Hill’s jumper from the free-throw line with 5:30 to play. The Pacers then missed their last 11 shots, managing just two free throws by West down the stretch.

CELTICS 108, THUNDER 100: In Boston, Paul Pierce scored 22 of his 27 points in the second half and Boston snapped a two-game losing streak.

Kevin Garnett had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Celtics, who led by as many as 14 in the second half and held on after the Thunder cut it to three points with under 2 minutes remaining.

Rajon Rondo had 16 assists and eight rebounds for Boston.

MAGIC 108, CAVALIERS 104: In Orlando, Fla., Jameer Nelson had 22 points, Arron Afflalo scored 19 to lead Orlando.

Glen Davis had 10 of his 16 points in Orlando’s big fourth quarter. Nelson also finished with six assists.

HAWKS 101, BOBCATS 91: In Charlotte, N.C., Al Horford had 26 points and 13 rebounds as Atlanta won its fourth straight.

Horford was 13 of 17 from the field. Kyle Korver hit 4 of 6 three-pointers and finished with 16 points for Atlanta.

NETS 86, CLIPPERS 76: In New York, Brook Lopez had 26 points, including consecutive baskets during the game’s decisive stretch, to lead Brooklyn.

Brooklyn outscored Los Angeles 23-13 during a final period in which Chris Paul had no points, two assists and six fouls.

PISTONS 91, RAPTORS 90: In Auburn Hills, Mich., Brandon Knight converted a layup with 7.8 seconds left to lift Detroit.

Greg Monroe had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Pistons, who won their second straight at home.

Andrea Bargnani scored a season-best 34 points and Kyle Lowry added 19 for the Raptors, who have dropped three in a row.

GRIZZLIES 106, LAKERS 98: In Memphis, Tenn., Rudy Gay scored 21 points as Memphis took back the NBA’s best record again.

The Grizzlies improved to 9-2 by taking the lead over the Lakers in the first quarter and never letting go. Zach Randolph had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Marc Gasol added 14 points and eight assists.

ROCKETS 131, KNICKS 103: In Houston, James Harden scored 33 points, and Chandler Parsons had a career-high 31 to help Houston coast.

Jeremy Lin added 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists for Houston in the first game against his former team.

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