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Published: Tuesday, 4/24/2012

Pistons, Cavaliers lose

ASSOCIATED PRESS

INDIANAPOLIS -- Paul George scored 12 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Detroit Pistons 103-97 on Monday night.

George made 13 of 15 free throws and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Pacers. David West scored 20 points, and Leandro Barbosa and Tyler Hansbrough added 13 points each for Indiana.

Greg Monroe scored 18 points, Brandon Knight had 16, and Tayshaun Prince added 14 for the Pistons.

Detroit held the Pacers to 38 percent shooting, but Indiana forced 18 turnovers and outrebounded the Pistons 56-42. Indiana outscored the Pistons 29-13 from the free-throw line.

■ MEMPHIS -- Marreese Speights had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Marc Gasol also scored 17 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Cavaliers 109-101 for their fifth straight win.

Rudy Gay scored 15 points, O.J. Mayo had 14, Tony Allen added 13 points and a franchise-record eight steals, and Mike Conley had 12 for the Grizzlies, who won their 10th straight at home. Gay and Mayo led a rally that allowed Memphis to finally put the game away in the closing minutes and pull one-half game behind the Los Angeles Clippers for fourth place in the Western Conference.

Rookie Kyrie Irving led the Cavaliers with 25 points.



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