(Sporting Alert) — The NBA standings and NBA scores, results and records, following the games that took place around the league on Tuesday night.
Indiana Pacers (38-10) led by David West, who scored 22 points and nine rebounds and Paul George, who added 18 points and seven boards, registered an 89-85 victory over the Atlanta Hawks (25-22).
Mike Scott scored 15 points and Elton Brand finished with 12 off the bench for the Hawks.
Steve Nash made a return for the Los Angeles Lakers (16-32), but couldn’t prevent them from falling to their seventh successive defeat, after dropping 109-99 to the Minnesota Timberwolves (24-24).
Kevin Martin scored 32 points and Kevin Love had 31 points and 17 rebounds for the Timberwolves, which rebounded from a two game skid against the Memphis and Atlanta.
Nick Young led the way for the LA Lakers with 24 points, Manny Harris had 19 points and eight rebounds and Wesley Johnson added 15 points and nine boards for Los Angeles, who dropped their 32nd game overall on the season.
The Defeat sees Los Angeles falling even deeper in the hole in the NBA standings, 22 games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder and
Mike D’Antoni’s team, which continues to be without the injured Kobe Bryant, and was also without Pau Gasol on Tuesday night, sits third from the bottom in the Western Conference standings.
NBA Scores and Records on Feb. 4
Indiana Pacers 89 (38-10) – Atlanta Hawks 85 (25-22)
Minnesota Timberwolves 109 (24-24) – Los Angeles Lakers 99 (16-32)
Chicago Bulls 101 (24-24) – Phoenix Suns 92 (29-19)
Charlotte Bobcats 91 (22-28) – Golden State Warriors 75 (29-20)