|Clippers guard Sam Cassell knocks the ball away from Indiana's Danny Granger. (MICHAEL CONROY/ASSOCIATED PRESS)|
Sam Cassell scored 35 points to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 104-89 win over the Indiana Pacers last night in a matchup of unbeaten teams in Indianapolis.
Cassell was 13 for 20 from the field to tie his highest point total since he joined the Clippers in 2005.
Chris Kaman added 15 points and 22 rebounds for the Clippers (4-0). His rebound total was the highest of any player in the league this season.
Los Angeles guard Cuttino Mobley, who scored 33 points Tuesday against the Bulls, left the game holding his right groin with 6:41 remaining in the first quarter and did not return.
The Clippers were 8 for 15 from 3-point range and outrebounded the Pacers, 53-40. Indiana shot just 10 for 36 in the second half.
Indiana went on an 18-2 run from late in the first quarter to early in the second to take a 30-24 lead. The Pacers led, 58-55, at halftime.
Hawks 105, Suns 96 - Josh Smith scored 22 points, rookie Al Horford led a dominant performance on the boards, and host Atlanta beat another 60-win team from last season, holding off Steve Nash and Phoenix.
Atlanta led throughout the second half, but the Suns were right there when Nash drove for a basket with 4:42 remaining. Marvin Williams, who had 20 points and 12 rebounds, responded by hitting back-to-back jumpers, keeping Phoenix from mounting a comeback.
Jazz 103, Cavaliers 101 - Deron Williams made a layup with 1.3 seconds remaining, and Utah overcame LeBron James's 32 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists in a win over visiting Cleveland.
Carlos Boozer had 23 points and 12 rebounds and Paul Millsap scored a career-high 24 points for the Jazz, who needed Williams to save them by driving the length of the court after James tied the score at 101 with six seconds left with his seventh straight point for the Cavaliers.
76ers 94, Bobcats 63 - Andre Iguodala scored 19 points, Willie Green had 14, and host Philadelphia jumped on Charlotte early and never let up, sending the Bobcats back to .500 after a brief undefeated streak.
The Bobcats played without point guard Raymond Felton after he hurt his left knee a night earlier against Phoenix. Without the speedy Felton leading Charlotte's uptempo offense, the Bobcats flopped from the start.
Spurs 88, Heat 78 - Manu Ginobili scored 25 points and Tony Parker added 23 as host San Antonio kept Miami winless.
Ginobili hit four of the Spurs' seven 3-pointers and scored 12 points in the third quarter.
Magic 105, Raptors 96 - Hedo Turkoglu had 24 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, Rashard Lewis scored 24 points, and Orlando won in Toronto.
One night after he failed to make a field goal for just the second time in his NBA career, Toronto's Chris Bosh scored 26 points.
Grizzlies 105, SuperSonics 98 - Rudy Gay overcame a cold start to score 25 points and Kyle Lowry hit a clinching 3-pointer as visiting Memphis overcame a 14-point deficit in the second half to beat winless Seattle.
Trail Blazers 93, Hornets 90 - Martell Webster and Jarrett Jack each scored 20 points, and host Portland earned its first victory by beating previously undefeated New Orleans.