Pacers win again...Spurs, Blazers fall...'Cuse takes Maui title...McFadden ready for Cowboys

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Associated Press

Posted on November 28, 2013 at 11:04 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have the NBA's best record at 14-1 after picking up their fifth straight win. C.J. Watson drained five of his six three-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with 18 points as the Pacers crushed the Bobcats 99-74 in Charlotte. Lance Stephenson had 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Roy Hibbert added 14 points and 10 boards.

UNDATED (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers saw their 11-game winning streaks come to an end on Wednesday. Durant finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds, while Ibaka added 17 points and 11 boards in Oklahoma City's 94-88 triumph over the Spurs. Goran Dragic scored 31 points and Channing Frye added 25 as Phoenix rallied from 16 points down to beat the Trail Blazers 120-106.

LAIHANA, Hawaii (AP) — Syracuse won the Maui Invitational as C.J. Fair scored 14 of his 24 points in the second half to lead a 74-67 win over No. 18 Baylor. The Orange are 7-0 this season and 9-0 all time at Maui.

UNDATED (AP) — Running back Darren McFadden is expected to play for the first time in 3 1/2 weeks when the Oakland Raiders visit the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday. McFadden had been sidelined with a strained hamstring suffered in the first half of the Raiders' loss to Philadelphia on Nov. 3. Coach Dennis Allen plans to use both McFadden and Rashad Jennings in his backfield versus the Cowboys.

UNDATD (AP) — Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker Erin Henderson has returned to the team following a drunken-driving arrest a week ago. Coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday he expects Henderson to play but not start Sunday against Chicago.

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