Highlights of Thursday's NBA games
Dec 22 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Thursday:
Celtics 109, Pacers 102
Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and Boston defeated Indiana in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Boston won its fourth in a row, sealing it with two free throws from Thomas and two from Jae Crowder during the final 14.9 seconds after Indiana closed to within 105-102 on two C.J. Miles free throws with 19 seconds to play.
Jeff Teague had a season-high 31 for Indiana, which lost its second straight. Paul George and Miles each had 19 for the Pacers, and Thaddeus Young added 15 points and 12 rebounds. The Pacers shot 42.7 percent.
Knicks 106, Magic 95
Derrick Rose tossed in 19 points and reserve center Willy Hernangomez added 15 points to lead New York to a win over Orlando at Madison Square Garden.
Kyle O'Quinn contributed 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds in recording his third double-double of the season for the Knicks.
Serge Ibaka led the Magic with 23 points and 10 rebounds and Evan Fournier added 21 points.
Clippers 106, Spurs 101
Despite losing Chris Paul to a hamstring injury, the Los Angeles Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 106-101 at Staples Center.
Paul suffered a strained left hamstring early in the third quarter and did not return. He finished with team-high 19 points, six assists and seven rebounds in 23 minutes.
Warriors 117, Nets 101
Kevin Durant scored 26 points as Golden State clamped down defensively in the second half and rallied from a 16-point deficit to earn a victory over Brooklyn.
Klay Thompson added 23 points for the Warriors, who ran their winning streak to six games by completely turning things around after halftime.
Stephen Curry contributed 15 points despite shooting 6-of-19, including 3-of-13 from three-point range.
Golden State's Zaza Pachulia contributed 15 points and 14 rebounds. Durant added nine boards and seven assists.
Heat 115, Lakers 107
Justise Winslow scored a career-high 23 points and Hassan Whiteside had his sixth double-double in a row to lead Miami past Los Angeles at AmericanAirlines Arena.
It was the first career double-double for the second-year forward Winslow as the Heat (10-20) snapped a three-game losing streak. All three of those losses came at home.