NBA Game Summary - Dallas at Indiana|
(Friday, November 16th)
Final Score: Indiana 103, Dallas 83
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - All five Pacers starters scored in double
figures, led by 15 points apiece from David West and George Hill, as Indiana
finally lit up the scoreboard in a 103-83 win over the Dallas Mavericks.
The Pacers, who had lost five of six coming in, eclipsed the century mark in
regulation for the first time this season. They came in averaging a league-low
87.8 points per game, but shot a respectable 47 percent from the field and
made 6-of-16 attempts from behind the arc on Friday.
"Our defense is where we're lacking right now," said Mavs center Chris Kaman.
Sam Young chipped in 14 points off the bench for Indiana, which received 14
points and eight rebounds from Roy Hibbert. Lance Stephenson scored 10 of his
12 points in a lopsided second half for the victors.
"It's bad it had to take this long to start clicking and start playing a
little better...but it's progress," said Pacers swingman Paul George, who
rounded out the double-digit scorers with 11 points.
Dallas was paced by O.J. Mayo's 19 points and lost for the fourth time in five
games. Darren Collison, who spent the last two seasons in Indiana, was held to
10 points on 3-of-10 shooting in defeat.
There were 11 lead changes and 10 ties in the first half, but the Pacers began
pulling away with a 15-2 run in the third quarter. They held a 61-59 edge at
the start of the three-minute stretch, which was highlighted by 3-pointers
from Young and Stephenson.
Vince Carter was hit with a technical foul when he landed an inadvertent elbow
to the face of fellow North Carolina alum Tyler Hansbrough. Hill made the
bonus free throw for a 76-61 advantage with 2:11 remaining in the quarter.
Dallas scored the final six points of the frame, but gave up nine straight
points early in the fourth to fall behind by 18. Young started the spurt with
a jumper and ended it with a 3-pointer for an 87-69 cushion with 8:23 to go.
The closest the Mavs got from there was 15.
The Mavs led, 49-48, at the half, the ninth time in 10 games they were in
front at the break ... Mavs forward Shawn Marion returned from a five-game
absence (knee) and scored just two points in 25-plus minutes ... Carter scored
all 10 of his points in the first half ... Dallas shot 2-of-13 from 3-point
range ... The Pacers scored 106 points in a double-overtime win over the Kings
on Nov. 3 ... Ian Mahinmi, acquired by the Pacers for Collison and Dahntay
Jones in the offseason, netted seven points.
11/17 01:27:48 ET