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.
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