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Ginobili leads Spurs past Pacers in Indy

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San Antonio's Tim Duncan puts up a shot over Indiana's Scot Pollard during Sunday's victory in Indianapolis.

San Antonio’s Tim Duncan puts up a shot over Indiana’s Scot Pollard during Sunday’s victory in Indianapolis.

Darron Cummings, Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Even though Tim Duncan and Tony Parker are their All-Stars, the San Antonio Spurs needed Manu Ginobili to beat the Indiana Pacers.

Ginobili scored 10 of his 29 points in the final 1:28 as the Spurs beat the Pacers 92-88 on Sunday for their league-best ninth straight win.

Duncan and Parker shot a combined 10-for-30 from the field, but Ginobili reminded a national television audience why he was an All-Star last year by shooting 7-of-12 from the field and 11-of-12 from the free throw line.

Ginobili said he knew someone had to pick it up for the Spurs. Duncan is still recovering from the flu and Parker's shot was off.

"We know that Tim is not at his best," Ginobili said. "He's still sick, weak. He's been playing with pain in his foot for a lot of games. We've got to step up and take some pressure off him. We did pretty well."

Stephen Jackson led the Pacers with 17 points and Peja Stojakovic added 16.

Duncan had 10 points and 11 rebounds, despite being held to 4-for-15 shooting. Parker had 17 points and six assists and Bruce Bowen had 16 points and eight rebounds.

The Spurs improved to 6-0 on their eight-game road trip that ends Wednesday at Philadelphia. They also snapped the Pacers' four-game winning streak.

NETS 94, BUCKS 79: At East Rutherford, N.J., Vince Carter scored 24 points and Jason Kidd added 16, leading New Jersey over Milwaukee. The win was the 13th in 14 home games for New Jersey (27-22), which had a 12-game home winning streak snapped by San Antonio on Friday night. The game was played in front of approximately 5,000 fans, who braved a record storm that dropped 2 feet of snow in the New Jersey area.

RAPTORS 114, TRAIL BLAZERS 81: At Toronto, Morris Peterson scored 15 of his 22 points during a third-quarter run, and Toronto routed Portland. Mike James had 19 points for the Raptors, who shot 59 percent and outrebounded the Trail Blazers 48-32. Charles Smith had a team-high 11 points for the Blazers, who fell to 0-4 in their seven-game road trip. They had lost both of their last two games by 32 points.

HEAT 100, PISTONS 98: At Miami, Dwyane Wade scored the Heat's final 17 points, including the game-winner on a 16-footer with 2.3 seconds left, and Miami beat the Detroit Pistons. The Heat improved to 1-7 against the league's four top teams, but needed a frantic rally to do it. Miami trailed 90-83 with 4 1/2 minutes left when Wade took over. His 17 consecutive points were a franchise record, and he finished with 37. Shaquille O'Neal scored a season-high 31 points for the Heat.

WIZARDS 107, 76ERS 97: At Washington, Gilbert Arenas scored 27 points as Washington completed a perfect five-game homestand by beating Philadelphia. The Wizards have won five in a row for the first time since Jan. 2-15, 2005, when they won seven straight. They've won seven consecutive home games and 13 of their last 17 overall. Caron Butler had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Wizards, who got 17 points from reserve Antonio Daniels, who was perfect on 11 free throws.

ROCKETS 90, KNICKS 83: At Houston, Yao Ming had 24 points, eight rebounds and four blocks to help the Houston Rockets overcame Tracy McGrady's dismal shooting in a 90-83 victory over the New York Knicks. David Wesley added 15 points, Rafer Alston had 14 points and seven assists and Juwan Howard had 10 points and eight rebounds for the Rockets in their sixth victory in their last seven games.

KINGS 109, HAWKS 84: At Sacramento, Calif. Ron Artest had 20 points, six steals and six assists to lead the Sacramento Kings to past the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night. Kevin Martin also scored 20 points for the Kings, who won for the fourth time in five games and have won their last eight at home.

NUGGETS 120, SUPERSONICS 112, OT: At Seattle, Carmelo Anthony scored 33 points and Andre Miller scored seven of his 21 in overtime, leading the Denver Nuggets to a win over the Seattle SuperSonics.

BULLS 97, CLIPPERS 91: At Los Angeles, Kirk Hinrich and Jannero Pargo scored 17 points apiece to pace the Bulls past the Clippers. Elton Brand led Los Angeles with 29 points and 15 rebounds.