NBA roundup: New York Knicks, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers all beaten

Sports Mole rounds up all the action from Tuesday evening's games in the NBA.

A strong second-half performance gave the Indiana Pacers a win over defending NBA champions the Miami Heat.

LeBron James helped the visitors to a seven-point lead at half time, but Roy Hibbert and Paul George upped the tempo for the Pacers after the break to complete the comeback, leaving Indiana three wins clear of Miami in the Eastern Conference.

The New York Knicks made it 11 defeats in their last 13 games when they were beaten by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The home side dominated the first and third quarters to open up a lead, as Kyrie Irving added 37 points.

Kobe Bryant is still waiting for his first win with the Los Angeles Lakers since returning from an Achilles injury.

The shooting guard scored 20 points in his second game back, leading the team, but Goran Dragic added 31 to ensure that the Phoenix Suns came away with the win.

The Oklahoma City Thunder won their 11th game in 12 outings as they claimed victory over the Atlanta Hawks last night.

Kevin Durant led the team with 30 points but also put in a solid defensive performance to halt Atlanta's attempts at a comeback.

The San Antonio Spurs recovered from a poor start to seal a 13-point victory over the Toronto Raptors.

The hosts were 12 points ahead at the end of the first quarter, but Manu Ginobili and Aron Baynes both helped the Spurs off the bench as they dominated the game either side of half time to clinch the win.

The Brooklyn Nets secured just their third home win of the season with a 104-96 scoreline against the Boston Celtics.

Deron Williams returned from injury, scoring a season-high 25 points, while Brook Lopez contributed a 24-point performance to give the Nets their first back-to-back wins of the campaign.

The Minnesota Timberwolves thrashed the Detroit Pistons, giving them just their fourth win away from home so far this season.

Kevin Love starred with 26 points and 16 rebounds as the visitors pulled away following a close first quarter between the two sides.

The Milwaukee Bucks narrowly beat the Chicago Bulls in a battle between two teams struggling with a string of injuries.

John Henson stepped up for the visitors with 25 points and 14 rebounds as Milwaukee clinched a four-point win using just nine players.

Results in full: New York Knicks 94-109 Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat 84-90 Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs 116-103 Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City Thunder 101-92 Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics 96-104 Brooklyn Nets, Minnesota Vikings 121-94 Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks 78-74 Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns 114-108 Los Angeles Lakers

Roy Hibbert of the Indiana Pacers against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on October 22, 2013
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