Indiana 101, Charlotte 77

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #34 Kevin Cutler, #32 Eddie F. Rush
Attendance - 11707

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 29 17 14 17 77
Indiana 30 19 21 31 101

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 12-40 7-19 5-21 L1
Indiana 32-21 21-5 11-16 W1

Recap


Pacers 101, Bobcats 77: Paul George recorded his first career triple-double as host Indiana cruised past Charlotte.

George finished with 23 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists to halt the Pacers' two-game home losing skid. Tyler Hansbrough added 19 points while George Hill added 11 for Indiana, which finished with a 50-20 advantage in points in the paint.

Byron Mullens' 19 points led the Bobcats, who shot just 31.7 percent from the floor to lose for the 12th time in their last 13 meetings with Indiana. Gerald Henderson poured in 14 points and Ramon Sessions added 13 in defeat.

Making his first start of the season, Hansbrough's 15 first-half points - more than he had scored in any game since Jan. 4 - lifted the Pacers to a 49-46 lead at the break. Roy Hibbert hit a pair of short shots during an 8-0 run early in the period, and Hansbrough added back-to-back jumpers near the end of the quarter as the Pacers entered the fourth up 70-60.

The Pacers ended any chance of a Charlotte comeback early in the final period. Hill's 3-pointer stretched the lead to 15, Jeff Pendergraph connected on back-to-back mid-range shots to put Indiana ahead 84-64 and the Pacers cruised from there.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Hansbrough came into the night shooting a combined 2-for-15 in his previous four games. ... George's triple-double is the third for the Pacers this season; Hibbert and David West have the others. ... Pacers SF Danny Granger (knee) was held out of the lineup but is expected to make his season debut Friday against New York.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Indiana
Byron Mullens 19 Scoring Paul George 23
Kemba Walker 6 Assists Paul George 12
Bismack Biyombo 16 Rebounds Paul George 12
Ramon Sessions 6 Free Throws Made Paul George 6
Ramon Sessions 2 Steals Ian Mahinmi 3
Bismack Biyombo 4 Blocks Roy Hibbert 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 77 31.7 5-16 20-28 14 45 8 5 16
Indiana 101 43.2 6-19 13-19 24 53 9 7 7

Upcoming Games

  • Indiana will play their next game at home against New York. The Pacers have a W/L % of .548 after a win and .682 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game on the road against Orlando . The Bobcats have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .225 after a loss.