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                     === George leads Pacers over Suns ===
 
 Phoenix,  AZ  (Sports Network) - Paul  George scored 25 points and the Indiana
 Pacers held off the Phoenix Suns, 112-104, on Saturday.
 
 Roy  Hibbert added  20 points and seven  rebounds for the Pacers, who have won
 four in a row and lead the Bulls by 6 1/2 games for first place in the Central
 Division.
 
 Lance  Stephenson had  16 points, George Hill donated 15 points and David West
 recorded  14  points and  seven boards for  the Pacers, who  sit second in the
 Eastern Conference.
 
 "Sometimes you just have to win. It's not always going to be a 25 point road
 win. Any win on the road is a good win. I'm happy to get out of here with a
 win," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said.
 
 Goran  Dragic  ended with  21 points and  nine assists for  the Suns, who have
 dropped six straight. Markieff Morris and Jermaine O'Neal finished with 18 and
 13 points, respectively.
 
 "Like I have said before there are no moral victories, but when you are
 traveling down the road we are traveling you have to get small victories out
 of tough times," Suns coach Lindsey Hunter said. "I think tonight we got a lot
 of small victories. That is a championship-caliber team over there I would say
 and I think we fought them toe to toe right up until the end."
 
 Trailing  by four, 15-11, with 6:51 left in the first quarter, the Pacers went
 on a 15-2 run. George and Hibbert scored eight and seven points, respectively,
 during the surge to give Indiana a 26-17 margin with 1:48 remaining.
 
 The  Pacers  took a  27-21 lead  into the second  stanza. Indiana extended its
 margin  to  nine, 34-25, on Stephenson's  3-pointer with 8:18 left until half.
 The  visitors  led for  the rest of  the half  and took a  57-49 edge into the
 locker room.
 
 The  Suns cut  the gap to one in  the early stages of the third frame, but the
 Pacers  used an 18-8 run to take control. D.J. Augustin tallied the final four
 points of the surge to give Indiana an 82-71 margin with 2:22 to go. It was an
 86-76 game heading to the fourth.
 
 Phoenix  used a 7-0  spurt early in the fourth to cut the gap to three, 88-85.
 The Pacers, however, responded with seven straight points of their own to make
 it a 95-85 contest.
 
 The  Suns made a late run and got within one, 102-101, on O'Neal's three-point
 play with 3:10 to play.
 
 West  made two free throws at the other end to spark a 10-3 Indiana run to end
 the game.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Pacers  went 2-0  against the  Suns this season  ... Indiana guard Gerald
 Green  (upper  respiratory infection)  missed the game  ... Wesley Johnson and
 P.J.  Tucker  had 11 points  apiece for the Suns  ... The Pacers went 34-of-46
 from the foul line.
 
 03/31 01:42:13 ET