Phoenix 104, Indiana 112

Date - Saturday, March 30, 2013 10:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #11 Derrick Collins, #8 Marc Davis
Attendance - 17090

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Indiana 27 30 29 26 112
Phoenix 21 28 27 28 104

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indiana 47-27 29-8 18-19 W4
Phoenix 23-51 16-22 7-29 L6

Recap

Pacers 112, Suns 104: Paul George scored 25 points and Roy Hibbert added 20 as visiting Indiana held off Phoenix for its fourth straight win.

Lance Stephenson chipped in 16 points for the Pacers, who led 102-101 with 3:10 remaining before closing the game on a 10-3 run. The win gave Indiana sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference, a half-game ahead of New York.

Goran Dragic led Phoenix with 21 points and nine assists before fouling out for the first time this season. Markieff Morris added 18 points for the Suns, who hold the worst record in the West after losing six straight games and 12 of their last 14.

All five starters scored in double figures for the Pacers, who completed a season sweep of Phoenix. Indiana led by 10 points after three quarters, but Dragic’s 3-pointer capped a 7-0 run and cut the deficit to 88-85 with 9:57 remaining.

The Suns, who have lost five straight home games for the first time in nine years, shot 48.8 percent and made 18 of their 19 attempts from the foul line. Jermaine O'Neal scored 11 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter to keep Phoenix within striking distance.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Dragic, who fouled out with 1:03 to play, returned to action after being rested for two games by coach Lindsey Hunter. … Indiana has won the first three stops of its four-game Western Conference trip, which concludes Monday against the Los Angeles Clippers. … The Pacers were 34-of-46 from the line and set a season high in made free throws.

Top Game Performances

Indiana   Phoenix
Paul George 25 Scoring Goran Dragic 21
Paul George 4 Assists Goran Dragic 9
Roy Hibbert 7 Rebounds Michael Beasley 6
Paul George 9 Free Throws Made Jermaine O'Neal 5
Paul George 4 Steals Michael Beasley 2
Paul George 2 Blocks Markieff Morris 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana 112 46.2 4-15 34-46 18 45 5 12 14
Phoenix 104 48.8 6-12 18-19 30 35 3 8 17

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers. The Suns have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .300 after a loss.
  • Indiana will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers . The Pacers have a W/L % of .587 after a win and .714 after a loss.