INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ C.J. Miles made a key 3-pointer with a minute left and finished with 28 points, helping Indiana to the victory.

The Pacers pulled even with Boston for ninth place in the Eastern Conference, a half-game behind Brooklyn for the final playoff spot.

Chandler Parsons led Dallas with 27 points. The Mavericks have a comfortable lead over Oklahoma City for the No. 7 seed in the West.

Dallas, one of the league’s best scoring teams, played without Monta Ellis (lower right leg) and backup guard J.J. Barea (sprained left ankle).

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