Lakers’ streak comes to an end
UNDATED (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have put an end to the Los Angeles Lakers’ seven-game winning streak.
Domantas Sabonis (doh-MAHN’-tahs sah-BOH’-nihs) scored 26 points and Malcolm Brogdon made a tiebreaking reverse layup with 36.4 seconds left to send the Pacers past the Lakers, 105-102. Brogdon finished with 16 points and six assists for Indiana, which trailed by four midway through the final period.
LeBron James had 20 points, nine rebounds and nine assists but missed a 3-pointer that would have given the Lakers the lead with 11.7 seconds to go. Los Angeles also missed two shots on its final possession while trying to force overtime.
The Pacers are 19-9 following their fourth straight win.
The Lakers ended a 14-game road winning streak and fell to 24-4, tying them with Milwaukee for the NBA’s best record.
Checking out Tuesday’s other NBA action:
— Malik Monk scored 14 of his season-high 23 points in the fourth quarter of the Hornets’ fourth win in five games, 110-102 over the Kings. Cody Zeller had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Bismack Biyombo added 10 points and 12 boards for Charlotte.
— Rookie RJ Barrett poured in a season-high 27 points and Mitchell Robinson added a career-best 22 points with 13 rebounds as the Knicks crushed the Hawks, 143-120. Marcus Morris also scored 22 to help New York win for the third time in four games since a 10-game losing streak.
NBA: Stern remains in serious condition after brain surgery
UNDATED (AP) — Former NBA Commissioner David Stern remains in serious condition following emergency brain surgery last week.
The league says Stern is surrounded by his loved ones and receiving great care. The 77-year-old Stern suffered a brain hemorrhage Thursday while having lunch in New York.
Stern spent 30 years as NBA commissioner and has remained affiliated with the league, holding the title of commissioner emeritus.