Pacers win in Toronto, Curry hurt in Warriors victory


The Indiana Pacers stunned the Toronto Raptors as the NBA play-offs got underway, with the Golden State Warriors also winning on Saturday.

The Pacers claimed a 100-90 win in Toronto to take a surprise series lead in the Eastern Conference, in which the Raptors are the second seeds.

Paul George led the Pacers to their win with 33 points, six assists and four rebounds at Air Canada Centre.

Monta Ellis (15 points), Solomon Hill (13), George Hill (10) and Myles Turner (10) were also good contributors.

Jonas Valanciunas had a double-double of 12 points and 19 rebounds for the Raptors, while DeMar DeRozan was five-for-19 from the field for his 14 points.

The Golden State Warriors cruised to a 104-78 win over the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena.

But they have an injury worry over star Stephen Curry, who hurt his ankle and missed most of the second half.

Curry had managed 24 points in just under 20 minutes to help the Warriors to their win.

The Atlanta Hawks held off the Boston Celtics for a 102-101 victory at Philips Arena.

Double-doubles from Al Horford (24 points and 12 rebounds) and Jeff Teague (23 points and 12 assists) were key for the Hawks.

Russell Westbrook had 24 points and 11 assists in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 108-70 thrashing of the Dallas Mavericks.