Indiana 81, New Orleans 75

Date - Saturday, December 22, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #58 Josh Tiven, #49 Tom Washington, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 15042

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Indiana 11 18 24 28 81
New Orleans 18 28 7 22 75

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indiana 16-12 8-3 8-9 W3
New Orleans 5-22 3-11 2-11 L11


Pacers 81, Hornets 75: David West scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half as visiting Indiana roared back from a 22-point deficit to hand New Orleans its 11th consecutive loss.

Paul George had his third double-double in four games with 17 points and 12 rebounds as the Pacers extended their winning streak to three with their sixth victory in seven games.

Robin Lopez scored a season-high 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the beleaguered Hornets, who matched their longest losing streak in eight years (Nov. 23-Dec. 14, 2004).

New Orleans appeared certain to break the skid, taking control early in the second period as Lopez scored seven points in a 9-0 run to make it 30-15. The Hornets stretched the lead to as many as 22 points before going into the half ahead 46-29.

Indiana stormed back in the third, limiting New Orleans to only seven points - a season low for any quarter - and getting 12  from West to pull into a 53-53 tie. A three-point play by Lopez put the Hornets ahead 70-65 with 3:55 to play, but West scored six points in a 10-0 spurt for a 75-70 lead with 1:25 to play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: West, who played eight seasons with New Orleans, went over 10,000 career points in the third quarter. ... Hornets G Eric Gordon, who has yet to play this season while rehabbing his knee, has been cleared for full-contact practices. Gordon has played in only nine of 93 games since he came to New Orleans from the Los Angeles Clippers in the Chris Paul trade. ...  Pacers swingman Gerald Green sat out after spraining his left ankle in Friday's win at Cleveland. He had scored 35 points in his last two games off the bench.

Top Game Performances

Indiana   New Orleans
David West 25 Scoring Robin Lopez 24
George Hill 6 Assists Greivis Vasquez 8
Paul George 12 Rebounds Robin Lopez 11
Paul George 4 Free Throws Made Robin Lopez 2
Paul George 2 Steals Ryan Anderson 2
Roy Hibbert 5 Blocks Robin Lopez 6

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana 81 42.9 4-17 11-18 20 44 10 5 14
New Orleans 75 40.2 4-11 5-7 18 42 10 10 12

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Orlando. The Pelicans have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .190 after a loss.
  • Indiana will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Pacers have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .692 after a loss.
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