After dropping two of their last three games before the All-Star break in disappointing fashion, the Indiana Pacers were eager to start the second half of the year on the right foot.
The Pacers (41-12) did just that on Tuesday night, bursting out of the gates and holding off the Atlanta Hawks (25-27) for a 108-98 win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Paul George led Indiana with 26 points, while David West chipped in 17 points and six rebounds, as the blue and gold extended their NBA-best home record to 26-3.
The Pacers got off to a sizzling start, hitting 13 of their first 14 shots and jumping out to a 31-9 lead less than seven and a half minutes into the game.
The Pacers’ All-Star, Roy Hibbert, contributed 10 points.
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