(Sporting Alert) — The following are the latest NBA scores and NBA standings following the games that took place on Tuesday night (Dec. 10).
Holders Miami Heat (16-6) went down 90-84 to the Indiana Pacers (19-3) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Roy Hibbert paced the Pacers with 24 points, while Paul George and David West both added 17 as Indiana remains undefeated at home.
LeBron James had 17 points, 14 rebounds and six assists in a losing effort for the Heat.
The New York Knicks (5-15), coming off a 114-73 defeat to the Boston Celtics at the weekend, dropped another game, this time a 109-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers (8-13) at Quicken Loans Arena, a defeat that added further pressure on head coach Mike Woodson.
Kyrie Irving finished wit 37 points and 11 assists, while Jarrett Jack added 17 points off the bench on 6 of 8 shooting from the field in the win.
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 29 points and eight rebounds.
San Antonio Spurs (16-4) beat the Toronto Raptors (7-13) 116-103, also on the night.
Manu Ginobili scored 16 points and nine assists, Tony Parker added 15 points and six assist in the win for the Western Conference giants. The Spurts were defeated 111-100 by the Indiana Pacers in their last outing.
In another game, Goran Dragic scored 31 points and led the Phoenix Suns (12-9) defeated the Los Angeles Lakers (10-11), 114-108.
Kobe Bryant, in his second game back from injury, had a team-high 20 points for the Lakers.
NBA scores, results, records
NBA standings on December 10
Indiana Pacers 90 (19-3), Miami Heat 84 (16-6)
San Antonio Spurs 116 (16-4), Toronto Raptors 103 (7-13)
Cleveland Cavaliers 109 (8-13), New York Knicks 94 (5-15)
Oklahoma City Thunder 101 (16-4), Atlanta Hawks 92 (11-11)
Brooklyn Nets 104 (7-14), Boston Celtics 96 (10-13)
Minnesota Timberwolves 121 (10-11), Detroit Pistons 94 (10-12)
Milwaukee Bucks 78 (5-16), Chicago Bulls 74 (8-11)
Phoenix Suns 114 (12-9) – Los Angeles Lakers 108 (10-11)