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Suns hand the Pacers just their second home defeat


Phoenix Suns guard Gerald Green talks trash to the fans as he walks off the floor after beating the Indiana Pacers in their NBA game in Indiana, Indianapolis, on Thursday.

Photo: Brian Spurlock-USA Today

The Phoenix Suns handed Indiana only their second home loss of the season by beating the Pacers 102-94 on Friday, led by 28 points and seven assists from Goran Dragic.

In the day’s other big game, the Golden State Warriors dominated the boards and in the key to beat the Los Angeles Clippers.

Phoenix’s Gerald Green and Marcus Morris scored 16 points apiece to help the Suns win their fourth straight game.

The visitors set up their win by scoring 66 points in the first half, in a similar manner to the 62 they scored against the Pacers a week ago.

Roy Hibbert had 26 points and David West added 18 for the Pacers.

Golden State’s David Lee had 22 points and 11 rebounds as the Warriors beat the Clippers 111-92.

Andrew Bogut grabbed 17 rebounds for the Warriors, who won the boards 53-34 and outscored their Pacific Division rivals 66 to 22 in the key.

Blake Griffin finished with 27 points for Los Angeles, who had won four straight, but looked worn out after beating Washington on Wednesday.

In Thursday’s other game, the New York Knicks cruised past the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-86 to win their fourth straight, with Carmelo Anthony and rookie Tim Hardaway Jr each scoring 29 points.

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