Jan 21, 2014 1:38 AM by Bill Halter, AP
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Paul George scored 23 points, Roy Hibbert had 14 points and 13 rebounds and the NBA-leading Indiana Pacers built a big lead before holding off the Golden State Warriors 102-94 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.
The Pacers (33-7) went ahead by 20 in third quarter, watched the Warriors whittle the lead to two and then regrouped in the closing minutes to open a five-game West Coast trip with a victory.
David West added 17 points and Lance Stephenson finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to help the Pacers pull away for good.
Stephen Curry had 24 points and nine assists, and David Lee had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Warriors, who have lost four of six since their 10-game winning streak.
CHICAGO (AP) - Taj Gibson made a layup at the buzzer in overtime, lifting the Chicago Bulls to a 102-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.
With nine-tenths of a second left, Mike Dunleavy inbounded from underneath the basket and found Gibson cutting down the middle. The athletic forward then muscled toward the hoop for the winning basket, which was confirmed by a video review by the officials.
Joakim Noah had 17 points and 21 rebounds for Chicago (20-20), which has won eight of 10 to get back to .500 for the first time since Nov. 27. D.J. Augustin had a season-high 27 points, and Jimmy Butler finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Nick Young had 31 points for the Lakers (16-26), including a tying baseline jumper with 6 seconds left in overtime.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers breezed to a 112-103 victory over the Detroit Pistons this afternoon. DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 21 rebounds. Blake Griffin added 25 points and Jamal Crawford scored 26 for the Clippers, who are now 6-2 since losing star point guard Chris Paul to a shoulder injury.
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