Spurs’ Duncan Is Set to Return in Showdown With the Rockets

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Tim Duncan, a 39-year-old forward, is averaging a career-low 9 points.

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Khris Middleton scored 33 points and Milwaukee edged host Indiana, 120-116, on Thursday night.

Greg Monroe added 23 points for the Bucks, who shot 58 percent (45 for 77) from the field. Jabari Parker, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the reserve Jerryd Bayless had 14 points each.

Milwaukee grabbed control of the game with a 20-6 run in the third quarter.

The Pacers’ 20 turnovers led to 35 points for the Bucks.

Paul George led Indiana with 31 points. George Hill added 15 points and 6 rebounds.

WARRIORS 114, ROCKETS 110 Klay Thompson scored 38 points and Golden State overcame the absence of its star, Stephen Curry, to win at Houston.

James Harden had 30 points for the Rockets.

CLIPPERS 95, PELICANS 89 J. J. Redick scored 26 points for a second straight night, Chris Paul closed out a poor shooting performance with pivotal plays in the final minutes, and Los Angeles concluded an unbeaten five-game road…

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