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Pacers take down Hawks

Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul George had 26 points and the Indiana Pacers beat the Atlanta Hawks, 108-98, on Tuesday night.

David West tallied 17 points and six rebounds, while Lance Stephenson added 13 points, seven assists and five boards for Indiana, which dropped 2-of-3 heading into the All-Star break.

Kyle Korver, who was 5-of-7 from beyond the arc and netted 19 points for Atlanta, extended his NBA record streak of games with at least one made 3- pointer to 121.

The Hawks have lost six in a row.

George netted nine quick points as the Pacers raced out to a 22-5 advantage a little before the midway point of the opening frame.

Stephenson's short jumper extended to the margin to 31-9 a few minutes later, but the Hawks closed to stanza on a 14-4 run to cut the deficit to 35-23 after a quarter of play.

A Korver triple and jumper capped a 7-0 Atlanta spurt during the middle stages of the second and cut the gap to 46-41.

Indiana led 57-49 at the break.

George netted eight points during a 16-5 surge to begin the second half and his second 3-pointer during the flurry staked Indiana to a 73-54 lead.

The Pacers took an 87-75 cushion into the fourth, where they cruised to the easy win.

Game Notes

The Pacers scored 35 points off 22 Atlanta turnovers ... Indiana shot 49.4 percent (39-of-79) from the field and sunk 21-of-26 (80.8 percent) foul shots ... Roy Hibbert blocked four shots for Indiana.

02/18 21:30:50 ET

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