Nets pass Celtics to reclaim 8th in East
Brook Lopez had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets reclaimed sole possession of eighth place in the Eastern Conference by beating the Indiana Pacers 111-106 on Tuesday night for their season-high fourth consecutive victory. The Nets moved back ahead of Boston and dealt a blow to the Pacers, who fell 1½ games behind Brooklyn. They will visit the Celtics on Wednesday. Joe Johnson added 21 points, including five in a row after the Pacers got within three with about twominutes left. Alan Anderson scored 20.
•SPURS KEEP ROLLING: Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points, Tony Parker added 16 in his 1,000th NBA game, and San Antonio added more steam to its playoff push by beating Miami 95-81. Tim Duncan had 12 points and 11 rebounds for San Antonio, which went 12-3 in March — the league's second-best record for the month behind only Golden State.
•DRUMMOND PACES PISTONS: Andre Drummond had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and Detroit beat Atlanta 105-95. Former Timberwolf Anthony Tolliver had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Pistons (29-45), who have won five of six. Reggie Jackson collected 12 points and 11 assists despite being limited to four-minute stints in each of the last three quarters by an illness. Tolliver made his eighth consecutive start in place of Greg Monroe, who is out because of a right knee injury.
•DURANT SURGERY GOES WELL: Thunder star Kevin Durant had successful bone graft surgery for a fracture in his right foot. The team has said the league's reigning MVP will miss the rest of the season and is expected to return to full basketball activities in four to six months.