National Basketball Association Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkDecember 21, 2013 

Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Lance Stephenson filled the stat sheet with 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists as the Indiana Pacers crushed the Boston Celtics, 106-79, from Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Stephenson now has three triple-doubles this season -- two of which came against the Celtics -- and is the only player in the Association with more than one. Paul George paced Indiana with 24 points, while Roy Hibbert added 15 points with 12 rebounds and three blocks. Danny Granger contributed 12 points off the bench to build off a five-point effort in his season debut against Houston on Friday. Avery Bradley scored 13 points, while Jeff Green and Courtney Lee chipped in with 11 points apiece for Boston, which has lost three straight.

Final Score: Toronto 104, Oklahoma City 98

Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Lowry had 22 points and nine assists as the Toronto Raptors handed the Oklahoma City Thunder their first home loss of the season following a 104-98 triumph on Sunday night. A Lowry triple with 3:15 left gave Toronto a 98-93 cushion, but Perry Jones sunk a pair of free throws and Kevin Durant nailed a straightaway 3 to knot the game with 1:39 left. The Raptors, though, netted the final six points of the contest. John Salmons made two foul shots at the other end and Jonas Valanciunas blocked Russell Westbrook in transition to keep Toronto in front. Amir Johnson knocked down two free throws to make it 102-98. Durant missed a triple with 12 seconds left and Lowry pulled down the rebound and nailed a pair of foul shots to seal the outcome. Johnson tallied 17 points and 13 rebounds for Toronto, which has won four of its last five contests. DeMar DeRozan netted 17 points in the victory. Westbrook had 27 points, nine rebounds and five assists, while Durant added 24 points and eight boards for the Thunder, who had their nine-game winning streak snapped. Oklahoma City was the lone remaining unbeaten team at home heading into the tilt.

Final Score: LA Clippers 120, Minnesota 116 (OT)

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jamal Crawford scored the final four points of regulation and Chris Paul made crucial free throws down the stretch in overtime as the Los Angeles Clippers survived with a thrilling 120-116 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves from Staples Center. Blake Griffin paced the Clippers with 32 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out early in the extra session. Paul, who scored 19 points with 13 assists, carried the load from there, sinking 5-of-6 from the foul line in the final seconds to help LA secure its fifth straight win. Crawford added 22 points, Darren Collison went for a season-high 18 off the bench and DeAndre Jordan grabbed 17 rebounds in the triumph. Minnesota's starting frontcourt tandem of Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic was dominant despite the loss. Love filled it up, tallying 45 points, 19 rebounds and six assists, while Pekovic scored a career-high 34 points to go with 14 boards.

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