Pacers take the Bulls by the horn

Pacers stun Bulls

Chicago shocked by Indiana show

Indiana became the first visiting team to win in Chicago this season when they beat the Bulls 95-90 on Wednesday to close the gap between the NBA Central Division’s two top teams.

Danny Granger scored 22 points and Roy Hibbert added 20, including a key dunk that gave the Pacers a four-point lead with 13 seconds to go.

Kobe Bryant scored 24 points while Pau Gasol had 23 and 10 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakersrallied from a fourth-quarter deficit to enjoy a 96-91 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

LeBron James scored 32 points, including the game’s last six from the free throw line, to lead the Miami Heat to a 101-98 win over the Detroit Pistons.

New Jersey’s Deron Williams scored 34 points, including a three-pointer with 26.8 seconds left in overtime, to give the Nets a 97-90 win over Philadelphia.

Anderson Varejao had 16 rebounds as Cleveland ended a four-game losing streak with a 91-81 win over the struggling New York Knicks, who lost for the seventh time in eight games.

Stephen Jackson and Brandon Jennings each scored 20 points and Ersan Ilyasova had a career-high 19 rebounds as Milwaukee snapped an 11-game losing streak in Houston with a 105-99 victory over the Rockets.

Toronto beat Utah 111-106 despite Paul Millsap scoring 31 points for the Jazz while Washingtonovercame Charlotte 92-75.

Kevin Love had 31 points and 10 rebounds as Minnesota handed defending NBA champions Dallasanother loss, 105-90.

Thunder streaking

Kevin Durant scored 25 points to guide Oklahoma City to their 10th win in 11 games, 101-91 over New Orleans.

Danilo Gallinari scored 23 points as Denver crushed Sacramento 122-93 for their fifth straight victory and fifth in a row on the road.

Stephen Curry scored a season-high 32 points and added seven assists and six rebounds as Golden State extended their recent home dominance against Portland with a 101-93 victory over the Trail Blazers.

Matt Bonner and DeJuan Blair both scored 17 points as San Antonio handed Atlanta a 105-83 defeat.