Pacers beat Raptors 130-115 to snap Torontos five-game win streak

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Andrea Bargnani's career night wasn't enough to keep the Raptors' winning streak alive.
Bargnani scored a career-high 34 points for the Raptors, but the Indiana Pacers weathered the storm on their way to a 130-115 victory Tuesday night.
Danny Granger scored 23 points to help the Pacers snap Toronto's five-game winning streak. Indiana also ended a three-game skid.
Bargnani said the defensive meltdown rendered his personal accomplishment meaningless.
"When you lose like that, it doesn't really matter," he said.
The Raptors couldn't explain their lack of defensive intensity. It was the highest point total they've allowed this season.
"The reason we came out the way we did, I don't know exactly why," said Toronto guard Jarrett Jack, who played for the Pacers last season.
"We just didn't play our type of game at all."
Elsewhere in the NBA it was: Cleveland 105 Memphis 89; Detroit 97 New Jersey 93; Orlando 99 Milwaukee 82; Oklahoma City 106 Atlanta 99; Houston 119 Golden State 97; and L.A. Clippers 90 Chicago 82.
At Indianapolis, Chris Bosh added 35 points and 15 rebounds for the Raptors.
Troy Murphy had 20 points and 14 rebounds for Indiana. Roy Hibbert added 18 points and nine boards for Indiana, and Earl Watson finished with 15 points and a season-high 11 assists.
It was a season scoring high for the Pacers, who had scored fewer than 100 points in six of their previous nine games. Seven Pacers scored in double figures.
"A lot of guys played some minutes and we just moved the ball well," Granger said. "I don't know why it was so balanced, but that's the type of games we need."
It was a much different game than Indiana's 117-102 loss in Toronto on Sunday. This time, the Pacers made 33-of-35 free throws and shot 52 per cent from the field.
It was just the fifth time the Pacers shot better than 50 per cent this season.
The Pacers scored 50 points in the paint, their highest total of 2010.
"We didn't do a good job of getting up into them and making them do something else," Bosh said. "Our weakside defence was non-existent and we had too many blow-bys."
Indiana led 58-53 at halftime and opened the second half with an 18-8 surge, capped by Murphy's three-pointer. Brandon Rush's three extended Indiana's lead to 20 points just over five minutes into the third quarter.
The Pacers shot 76 per cent and scored 42 points in the third, one point short of its season high for a single period. Eight different players scored for the Pacers in the quarter.
Bargnani helped keep the Raptors in the game with 19 points in the third but Dahntay Jones made two free throws with one second left in the period to put the Pacers up 100-86.
The Raptors' defence didn't improve much in the fourth quarter.
"I think we played terrible defence," Bargnani said. "We gave up 130 points. We wasted a good opportunity, but we've got to give them credit. They played really good."

Cavaliers 105 Grizzlies 89
At Cleveland, LeBron James tied a career high with 15 assists and Shaquille O'Neal ruled underneath, collecting 13 points and 13 rebounds in 21 minutes to help the Cavaliers beat a worn-down Memphis club for their ninth straight victory.
James scored 22 but was more focused on setting up his teammates. It was the fifth time in six games he has had at least 10 assists, accepting the challenge of running Cleveland's offence while the club waits for guards Mo Williams and Delonte West to return from injuries.
Cleveland has won its past four games by an average of 19 points.
Pistons 97 Nets 93/HL2
At East Rutherford, N.J., Tayshaun Prince slammed down a tiebreaking dunk on an inbounds play with 45.6 seconds left and Detroit snapped a five-game losing streak.
Richard Hamilton had 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, including three free throws in the final 21.3 seconds, as the Pistons won for only the fifth time in 24 games.
Rodney Stuckey added 21 points and Prince finished with 15 as Detroit played with its full complement of players for the first time since the start of the season.
Magic 99 Bucks 82/HL2
At Orlando, Fla., Vince Carter had 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to lead the short-handed Magic over Milwaukee.
The struggling shooting guard had by far his most efficient game in more than a month, giving Orlando its seventh win in eight games.
Charlie Bell and Luke Ridnour had 13 points apiece for the Bucks, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Milwaukee fell to 0-3 against Orlando this season.
Thunder 106 Hawks 99/HL2
At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant had 33 points and 11 rebounds, Jeff Green added 19 points and two key baskets down the stretch, and the Thunder recovered after letting a 13-point lead slip away to beat Atlanta.
Durant became the first player since Allen Iverson nine seasons ago to score at least 25 points in 22 consecutive games and came up big down the stretch.
Fans started chanting "M-V-P!" as Durant made two free throws with 9.6 seconds left to complete a perfect 14-for-14 night at the foul line. Durant, who came in averaging 29.6 points, closed in on NBA scoring leader Carmelo Anthony (29.7) but would have needed three more points to pass him.
Rockets 119 Warriors 97/HL2
At Houston, Aaron Brooks and Carl Landry scored 24 points apiece, and the Rockets salvaged the last game of its longest homestand of the season by beating Golden State.
Trevor Ariza scored 18 points and Chuck Hayes grabbed 13 rebounds for the Rockets, who finished their six-game homestand with a disappointing 2-4 record.
Monta Ellis scored 34 points for the Warriors, who've lost six in a row overall and 12 of their last 13 road games. Corey Maggette, Golden State's second-leading scorer, sat out with a hip pointer.
Clippers 90 Bulls 82/HL2
At Chicago, Chris Kaman had 21 points and 11 rebounds in his return from injury and Eric Gordon scored 24 points and Los Angeles snapped a four-game losing streak.
Back home after finishing a long road trip with five impressive victories over good Western Conference teams, the Bulls shot 38 per cent and committed 20 turnovers in losing to the last club to beat them - the struggling Clippers.

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