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NBA: Lakers lose again


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NBA: Lakers lose again

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Anthony Davis had 25 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away from the reeling Los Angeles Lakers for a 109-102 victory in the NBA last night.

Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 11 assists for New Orleans. Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday each added 17 points.

Kobe Bryant scored 33 on 10-of-28 shooting, one night after setting the NBA record for most missed field goals in a career.

Carlos Boozer had 16 points and Jeremy Lin 15 for the Lakers, who dropped to 1-7.

The Lakers were as close as 63-60 in the middle of the third quarter, but the Pelicans closed the period on a 22-12 run that included nine points from Holiday.

New Orleans outscored Los Angeles 60-34 in the paint and shot 54.9 per cent compared to 41.7 per cent for the Lakers.

PACERS 81, HEAT 75

MIAMI (AP) – Chris Copeland scored 17 points and put Indiana ahead to stay on a layup with 43 seconds left, and Roy Hibbert had 16 points and 15 rebounds to help the undermanned Pacers beat Miami.

Donald Sloan added 15 points for Indiana, which has won two straight after a 1-6 start.

Dwyane Wade scored 20 for Miami, which trailed by seven in the fourth quarter before tying the game twice but never recapturing the lead.

The Pacers outrebounded Miami 53-28, and the Heat missed 10 of 18 free throws. Chris Bosh was held to a season-low nine points on three-for-13 shooting.

Miami had three late shots at the lead, but a jumper by Luol Deng missed, Hibbert blocked a dunk attempt by Deng, and Bosh airballed a three-pointer.

WIZARDS 107, PISTONS 103

WASHINGTON (AP) – John Wall had 27 points and 11 assists as Washington held off Detroit.

The teams traded the lead on five consecutive baskets before Wall’s jumper with 1:11 minutes to play put the Wizards ahead 101-100. Marcin Gortat, who had 13 points and 14 rebounds, dunked with 38 seconds to play, giving Washington a three-point lead.

Rasual Butler had 18 points for the Wizards. His two free throws with 4 seconds to play put Washington ahead 107-103. Butler made seven of his eight field goal attempts.

Other Results:

Oklahoma City Thunder 109, Boston Celtics 94

Orlando Magic 97, New York Knicks 95

Atlanta Hawks 100, Utah Jazz 97

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