BasketballWednesday, February 12, 2014
NBA-leading Indiana’s wins big
INDIANAPOLIS — NBA-leading Indiana recorded its biggest winning margin of the season by cruising past an undermanned Denver 119-80 on Monday night, with David West scoring 25 points for the Pacers. Indiana not only has the overall best record in the league, but also has the NBA’s best home record at 25-2, and now lead two-time defending champion Miami by four games in the Eastern Conference.
Detroit, which fired Maurice Cheeks on Sunday after only 50 games in charge, had an immediate reversal of fortune under his replacement John Loyer, beating San Antonio 109-100.
Golden State’s Marreese Speights scored a career-high 32 points to hand his former team Philadelphia a 123-80 thrashing, taking the 76ers margin of defeat in two games to an aggregate 88 points — seven off the NBA record.
Boston pulled away from Milwaukee in the fourth quarter to win 102-86, with Jeff Green scoring 29 points.
Other results (home team in CAPS) TORONTO 108 New Orleans 101; Houston 107 MINNESOTA 89.