Pacers rally from 20 down to beat Cavaliers 99-94

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

George Hill scored 27 points and David West added 15 to help the Indiana Pacers rally from a 20-point deficit for a 99-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.

Paul George chipped in with 14 points, Lance Stephenson had 13 and Tyler Hansbrough 12 for the Pacers, who can clinch the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference with a win over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday.

Kyrie Irving scored 29 points and Indiana native Tyler Zeller had 18 before fouling out midway through the fourth quarter for Cleveland, which allowed the Pacers to break off a 25-4 run in the fourth for a 93-92 lead.

Irving hit two free throws to put Cleveland up 94-93, but George knocked down a 3-pointer with 29.9 seconds left to put the Pacers back in front. Jeff Pendergraph then drew a charge on Irving on the ensuing possession and Indiana held on.


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