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Klay Thompson puts up the game-winning shot against Indiana’s George Hill on Tuesday in Indianapolis. Golden State defeated Indiana 98-96.
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Late Warriors shot knocks out Pacers

– Klay Thompson made a 12-foot turnaround jumper with 0.6 of a second left, and the Golden State Warriors held off Indiana 98-96 Tuesday night to hand the Pacers only their fourth home loss this season.

Thompson scored 16 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter. Stephen Curry finished with 19 points for the Warriors, who have won five of six.

It was their first win at Indiana in seven years.

David West led the Pacers with 27 points and Paul George added 26 as Indiana’s five-game winning streak ended.

The Warriors were in control most of the night, taking the lead at 10-8 and holding it until midway through the third quarter.

They regained control with a 7-0 run late in the third and led 92-79 with 6:23 remaining in the game.

But the Pacers tied the score at 94 with a 12-0 run.

After Thompson put Golden State ahead again, George’s long 3-pointer at the buzzer was short.

George fell into the scorers’ table, but no foul was called and the Pacers didn’t complain.

It was an uncharacteristic night for the usually stout Pacers defense, especially at home, where they are now 29-4.

Golden State shot 44 percent from the field and made 10 of 20 3-pointers against a defense ranked No. 3 in the NBA defending the arc.

But the Warriors made their first four shots in the fourth quarter, then got a layup from Thompson, a 3-pointer from Harrison Barnes and another 3 from Thompson to take the 13-point lead with 6:23 to go.

SPURS 122, CAVALIERS 101: In Cleveland, Danny Green scored 24 points and San Antonio turned to its 3-point shooting to shake off a sluggish start in the win.

Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters scored 24 each for the Cavs, who have lost nine straight to the Spurs.

ROCKETS 106, HEAT 103: In Houston, Dwight Howard had 22 points and 16 rebounds, James Harden added 21 points and Houston held LeBron James in check in the win.

Howard accidentally hit James in the face when they both went up to try to grab a long pass. James lay on the court holding his broken nose for a few seconds before getting up and slowly walking to the bench. He remained in the game after a timeout but missed a desperation 3-point attempt at the buzzer that would have tied it.

THUNDER 125, 76ERS 92: In Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double in 21 minutes and Kevin Durant scored 42 points to help Oklahoma City defeat Philadelphia.

Westbrook wrapped up his eighth career triple-double on a rebound with 4:55 left in the third quarter. He left the game moments later and did not return. He finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists.

CLIPPERS 104, SUNS 96: In Phoenix, Matt Barnes scored 18 of his season-high 28 points in the third quarter and Los Angeles won its fifth game in a row.

Barnes made 12 of his first 13 shots, scoring 16 points in the first 5:09 of the third quarter. Blake Griffin added 22 points and Darren Collison had 18 for Los Angeles.

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