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Pacers rally past Cavaliers

– George Hill scored 27 points and David West added 15 to help the Indiana Pacers rally from a 20-point deficit for a 99-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.

Paul George chipped in with 14 points, Lance Stephenson had 13 and Tyler Hansbrough 12 for the Pacers, who can clinch the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference with a win over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday.

Kyrie Irving scored 29 points and Indiana native Tyler Zeller had 18 before fouling out midway through the fourth quarter for Cleveland, which allowed the Pacers to break off a 25-4 run in the fourth for a 93-92 lead.

KNICKS 120, WIZARDS 99: In New York, the Knicks romped to their first Atlantic Division title since 1994, getting 36 points from Carmelo Anthony in posting their 13th straight victory. Anthony, the NBA’s scoring leader, added eight rebounds and six assists while becoming the first Knick since newly elected Hall of Famer Bernard King with five straight 35-point games.

John Wall scored 33 points for the Wizards.

HEAT 94, BUCKS 83: In Miami, LeBron James scored 28 points in 30 minutes and Udonis Haslem had his first double-double of the season as the Heat moved a step closer to wrapping up home-court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs. Miami needs only one more win or one San Antonio loss to clinch the top overall seed for the entirety of the playoffs.

Brandon Jennings scored 30 points for the Bucks.

RAPTORS 101, BULLS 98: In Chicago, DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points and Rudy Gay added 19 to lead Toronto. Jimmy Butler led Chicago with a career-high 28 points.

NETS 104, 76ERS 83: In New York, Brook Lopez had 29 points and 11 rebounds and Reggie Evans added 17 points and 24 boards for the Nets, who began the day with a two-game lead over Chicago for the No. 4 seed in the East. Nick Young had 18 points for the Philadelphia.

ROCKETS 101, SUNS 98: In Houston, Jermaine O’Neal was called for goaltending on James Harden’s last-second three-point shot as the Rockets beat Phoenix. Harden scored 33 points.

On the final play, Harden’s three-point attempt bounced high off the rim and O’Neal tipped it as it came down, just after the buzzer sounded.

Referees huddled on the court, then reviewed the play and ruled it the winning basket, setting off a wild celebration.

GRIZZLIES 94, BOBCATS 75: In Memphis, Tenn., Mike Conley scored 20 points and Zach Randolph had 11 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Grizzlies.

Memphis won its 13th straight at home and tied a single-season franchise record with its 31st home win.

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