Despite a defensive identity and being known as a team that struggles to score points, the Indiana Pacers once again made an offensive statement, topping the Golden State Warriors 108-97. The game was one of runs early, especially in the second quarter, but a 31-20 third quarter helped put the Pacers ahead for good. Indiana shot 48.8% for the game, shooting exceptionally well despite struggling from the three point arc and getting very little contribution from their bench.
In fact, it was mostly a three man show tonight between David West, George Hill, and Paul George, an unsurprising development when looking at how the season has been, but impressive when carrying the load for the team. All three reached 20 points for the night, led by David West, who had 28. West was crucial to Indiana's success tonight, not only shooting 12-16 from the field, but in managing the game at the points it needed managing.
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