Cavaliers fail to keep Pace

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Pacers 107, Cavaliers 98

Pacers 107, Cavaliers 98

In Cleveland, Dale Davis scored all 12 of his points in the second half and Rik Smits added 18 in the game to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 107-98 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.

Davis hit all six of his shots in the third quarter when the Pacers outscored the Cavs 31-16 to overturn a six-point halftime deficit and take control.

Jalen Rose had 22 points and nine assists and Reggie Miller scored 13 points for the Pacers, who were coming off a Friday night home loss to Atlanta. Mark Jackson also had nine assists as Indiana won its fourth straight over Cleveland.

Heat 110, Celtics 92

In Miami, Jamal Mashburn scored 23 points and Alonzo Mourning added 22 to lead Miami over Boston.

The win gave Miami an 8-2 mark, the best record after 10 games in franchise history. It also snapped a 3-game losing streak against the Celtics.

Antoine Walker led Boston with 18 points.

Clippers 98, Wizards 89

In Washington, Eric Piatkowski scored 25 points to lead Los Angeles.

Juwan Howard scored 19 points for the Wizards (2-8), who have now lost eight of their last nine games.

Clippers rookie Lamar Odom, who finished with 21 points, made key baskets down the stretch to keep Washington from taking the lead.

Piatkowski showed no ill effects from a rib injury that caused him to miss seven games, making 4 of 6 from 3-point range.

Magic 107, Hawks 103

In Atlanta, Darrell Armstrong hit two 3-pointers in the final three minutes and added two clinching free throws with 3.3 seconds left to help end Orlando's four-game losing streak.

Chris Gatling came off the bench to lead the Magic with 28 points, his final basket a 3-pointer that gave Orlando a 102-97 lead with 2:11 remaining. Armstrong added 21, including a 3-pointer at the 3:01 mark and another with 12 seconds left that gave the Magic a 105-101 lead.

Dikembe Mutombo led the Hawks with 22 points and 21 rebounds - season highs in both categories. Jim Jackson added 19 for the Hawks.

Jazz 111, Bucks 100

In Milwaukee, Karl Malone had 40 points and Bryon Russell added 19 off the bench to help Utah hand Milwaukee its first home loss of the season.

Malone spent the first half in foul trouble but had 12 points in the second quarter, 13 in the third and 11 more in the fourth, hitting 13 of his first 17 shots.

J.R. Reid, Danny Manning, Tim Thomas and Ervin Johnson all failed to slow down the Mailman, who hit his trademark variety of outside jumpers and leaning drives. Malone got plenty of help from Russell, who had 14 points in the first half, and John Stockton, who had 18 points and 12 assists.

76ers 100, Nets 96

In East Rutherford, New Jersey, Allen Iverson scored 37 points and made a key late steal to lead the John Calipari-coached 76ers to a victory over the team that fired him in March.

The loss was the sixth straight and ninth in 10 games for the Nets, who are off to their worst start in franchise history. It was made even more embarrassing with Calipari taking over after coach Larry Brown was ejected for picking up two technical fouls with 1:29 left in the first quarter.

The way Iverson was playing, it didn't make a difference who was coaching Philadelphia. The NBA's leading scorer hit 12 of 18 shots from the field and scored 26 points in the first half to help the 76ers build a 55-49 lead.

Trail Blazers 100, Hornets 96, OT

In Charlotte, North Carolina, reserve Greg Anthony scored 24 points, including six free throws in the final 25 seconds of overtime, as Portland won its sixth straight.

Rasheed Wallace added 17 points for the Blazers. Steve Smith, Detlef Schrempf and Brian Grant each scored 12 for Portland.

Elden Campbell had 24 points and 11 rebounds for Charlotte, which got its first home loss this season after five straight victories. Eddie Jones added 22 points for the Hornets.

Spurs 106, Mavericks 90

In San Antonio, reserve Jaren Jackson made seven 3-pointers and led a second-quarter spurt to lead San Antonio.

Jackson finished with 23 points as the Spurs won their 18th straight regular-season game, a span that began last season.

The Spurs won despite making a franchise-low two of five foul shots.

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