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George lifts Pacers past Pistons

Paul George scored 30 points as the Eastern Conference-leading Indiana Pacers launched a comeback to beat the Detroit Pistons 112-104 in OT.

The Pacers trailed by 25 points in the second quarter but stormed back thanks to George and Evan Turner, who added 20 points.

The win stretched the Pacers' lead over the Miami Heat to three games.

The Philadelphia 76ers slipped to a franchise record-tying 20th straight defeat as Mike Conley led the Memphis Grizzlies to a 103-77 win.

Conley scored 19 points and Zach Randolph chipped in with 14.

Ominously for the Sixers, they face Indiana on Monday as they aim to avoid setting an unwanted new mark.

John Wall scored 33 points as the Washington Wizards beat the Brooklyn Nets 101-94 to complete a season series sweep.

Marcus Thornton scored 19 to pace the Nets, who were leapfrogged into fifth in the East by the Wizards.

Joakim Noah had 23 points and 11 rebounds as the Chicago Bulls overcame the Sacramento Kings 94-87.

The New York Knicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks and the Atlanta Hawks were 97-92 winners over the Denver Nuggets.