INDIANAPOLIS – David West had 28 points and seven rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers overcame the ejection of Roy Hibbert after a fourth-quarter scuffle to beat the Golden State Warriors 108-97 on Tuesday night.
West also was called for a technical foul, along with the Warriors’ David Lee, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, for the altercation that began with 6:10 remaining in the game.
It began when Lee and Hibbert exchanged shoves under the basket. Curry tried to push Hibbert away and was shoved to the court as the fight went from the key to the baseline.
George Hill had 23 points and seven assists, and Paul George had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Pacers (36-21), who have won five straight.
Curry scored a season-high 38 points for the Warriors.
Indiana’s Danny Granger played 18 1/2 minutes and scored five points in his first home game this season.
MAGIC 98, 76ERS 84: In Philadelphia, Arron Afflalo and Tobias Harris scored 16 points apiece, and Orlando snapped a 10-game road losing streak. E’Twaun Moore had 12 points and a career-high 10 assists for the Magic.
CAVALIERS 101, BULLS 98: In Chicago, Dion Waiters scored 25 points to help make up for the absence of Kyrie Irving, and Cleveland snapped an 11-game losing streak against the Bulls.
HEAT 141, KINGS 129, 2 OT: In Miami, LeBron James had 40 points and 16 assists, Dwyane Wade scored 39 and Miami pushed its winning streak to 12 games.
NETS 101, HORNETS 97: In New Orleans, Deron Williams scored 33 points, Brook Lopez added 20 while playing against his twin brother, Robin, and Brooklyn snapped a two-game skid.