Pacers stretch lead...Thunder win, Spurs keep pace...Ducks pad conference lead...Arizona wins

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 3, 2014 at 12:02 a.m.



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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NBA's top team earned its fifth straight win on Sunday as David West scored 25 points and Paul George added 22 to lead Indiana past Utah 94-91. CJ Watson had 13 points while starting for George Hill, who sat out his second straight game with a bruised shoulder. The outcome gives the Eastern Conference-leading Pacers a 2 ½-game lead over idle Miami.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Thunder earned a 116-99 win over Charlotte as Kevin Durant contributed 28 points and Russell Westbrook added 26. Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH'-kah) had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which outrebounded the Bobcats 44-29. The Thunder still lead the NBA's Western Conference by 1 ½ games over San Antonio.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker returned from a six-game absence and finished with 22 points and seven assists as the San Antonio Spurs topped Dallas 112-106. Parker hit his first shot and finished 10-for-15, including a crucial layup with 45 seconds left. Tim Duncan finished with 17 points and Kawhi (kah-WY') Leonard added 16 as the Spurs earned their third straight win and beat the Mavericks for the eighth consecutive time.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim leads the NHL's Western Conference by five points over Chicago and St. Louis following the Ducks' 5-3 win over Carolina. Frederick Andersen made 24 of his 49 saves in the final period to secure the Ducks' third straight win. Corey Perry led the Anaheim offense with two goals and one assist, all in the first period.

UNDATED (AP) — Aaron Gordon scored 19 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds to help No. 3 Arizona beat Stanford 79-66 and clinch the Pac-12 regular-season title. T.J. McConnell scored 14 points to help the Wildcats cap an unbeaten home schedule. No. 22 Ohio State was the only ranked men's team to fall on Sunday as Yogi Ferrell scored 20 points and Will Sheehey added 19 to lead Indiana's 72-64 triumph over the Buckeyes.

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