Phoenix 91, Indiana 97

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, December 28, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Officials - #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #13 Monty McCutchen, #63 Derek Richardson
Attendance - 15288

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 20 24 27 20 91
Indiana 27 31 17 22 97

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 11-19 9-7 2-12 L4
Indiana 17-12 9-3 8-9 W4

Recap


Pacers 97, Suns 91: George Hill scored 15 of his 22 points in the first half as host Indiana rebounded after squandering a 16-point lead to post its season-best fourth straight win and seventh in eight outings.

Paul George had 15 points and David West scored eight of his 14 during a pivotal fourth-quarter stretch for the Pacers, who were sizzling from the floor during the first half. Indiana shot 56.1 percent from the field - including a 7-for-10 effort from 3-point range - to take a 58-44 lead at intermission.

Sebastian Telfair made his second start and had a team-high 19 points for the Suns, who have dropped four straight overall and seven in a row on the road.

After scoring seven points during the third quarter to trim the deficit to four at 73-69, Telfair knotted the contest with layups on two occasions during the fourth.

West answered for Indiana, scoring eight of his team's next 12 points before Roy Hibbert and George sank their free throws to seal the win.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Phoenix last lost seven in a row on the road from Dec. 1-26, 2009. ... Suns leading scorer G Goran Dragic sat out due to a variety of injuries (hip, back and wrist). ... Phoenix's Jared Dudley scored his first two points of the contest with 2:25 remaining in the first half. Dudley, who had a career-high 36 points on Wednesday, finished with 11 points.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Indiana
Sebastian Telfair 19 Scoring George Hill 22
Sebastian Telfair 6 Assists Lance Stephenson 5
Marcin Gortat 10 Rebounds Roy Hibbert 14
Michael Beasley 4 Free Throws Made Paul George 5
Jared Dudley 1 Steals Lance Stephenson 3
Jared Dudley 1 Blocks Roy Hibbert 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 91 46.3 2-14 13-16 20 37 2 5 11
Indiana 97 44.2 8-16 21-29 19 48 2 6 15

Upcoming Games

  • Indiana will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Pacers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .692 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Minnesota . The Suns have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .333 after a loss.