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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 1:00 am

NBA

Pacers down Nets, end skid

Associated Press

NEW YORK – Aaron Holiday had career highs with 24 points and 13 assists, Domantas Sabonis added 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers cruised to a 115-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.

Justin Holiday chipped in 20 points, and T.J. Warren added 19 for the Pacers, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 28 points and Jarrett Allen finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, who played without Kyrie Irving (shoulder) for a second straight game and were held to their lowest point total of the season.

The Pacers blitzed the Nets with an 11-0 run to start the second quarter, getting seven straight points from Warren while opening a 29-18 advantage. Indiana later outscored Brooklyn 30-15 and led by as many as 28 points with 28 seconds remaining in the half when Naz Mitrou-Long, who had been with the Mad Ants this season, sealed a 13-0 spurt with an uncontested layup.

The Pacers improved to 2-0 this season against the Nets. Both of the wins have come at Barclays Center.

KNICKS 123, CAVALIERS 105: In New York, Julius Randle scored 30 points, and Marcus Morris Sr. added 23 to lead New York.

Kevin Porter Jr. led Cleveland with 18 points. Collin Sexton and Alfonzo McKinnie each had 14.

The Knicks scored the game's first four points and never trailed.

BUCKS 115, BULLS 101: In Chicago, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 10 rebounds as Milwaukee won its fourth straight.

Brook Lopez added 19 points and 10 rebounds as Milwaukee won for the eighth time in nine games. The Bucks also beat the Bulls 124-115 on Thursday in Milwaukee.

Antetokounmpo was 13 for 22 in his 13th consecutive double-double to begin the season. It's the longest active streak in the NBA.

Daniel Gafford led Chicago with 21 points.

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