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Pacers open road trip with win over Warriors

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul George led five Indiana players in double figures with 23 points to help the Pacers take a 102-94 win over the Golden State Warriors on Monday.

Lance Stephenson narrowly missed a triple-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and David West finished with 17 points for the Pacers, winners in five straight.

"I felt good coming off screens, dribbling the ball and hitting some shots," said George. "It's just tough running around with those guys and still having legs to make shots at the end. That's really what the toughness was."

Roy Hibbert turned in a double-double with 14 points and 13 boards and George Hill finished with 15 in the win.

Stephen Curry had 24 points and nine assists, David Lee scored 20 and pulled down 12 rebounds and Andrew Bogut had 10 points and 13 boards for the Warriors, who lost for the third time in four games.

Klay Thompson scored 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting from 3-point range in the setback.

Golden State trailed by 20, 60-40, after Stephenson's tip-in with 10:48 remaining in the third quarter. The Warriors, though, cut the deficit to single digits, 68-60, after Curry knocked down a 19-footer at the 5:06 mark.

The Pacers managed to push their spread back to 11 points later in the frame, but Curry buried a deep 3 with 34 seconds left to make it 77-69 entering the final frame. Curry finished with 10 points in the third.

Harrison Barnes' 3-pointer just 2:08 into the fourth made it 79-77, but an 8-2 swing put the Pacers in front 87-79.

A pair of Lee free throws pulled Golden State within three, but the Pacers answered with a Luis Scola tip-in for a 91-86 lead. On the ensuing possession, Draymond Green was fouled and split a pair of free throws to make it a two- possession game, but Stephenson delivered a dagger on the other end with a 3- pointer from the wing.

Thompson and Hill traded 3's, and the Warriors never got closer than four the rest of the way.

"That's a championship caliber team. There is a reason why they are talked about and getting recognition both individually and collectively," said Warriors coach Mark Jackson. "I really like my team. I like the way we responded in the second half. I like the fact that we made mistakes, gave up 17 offensive rebounds while turning the ball over and we were still in the ballgame. When we begin to take care of the little things it's going to be scary at how good we can be."

Indiana led 35-21 after 12 minutes and took a 53-40 lead into the break.

Game Notes

The Pacers, who outrebounded the Warriors 52-45, pulled down a season-high 17 offensive boards ... Indiana has won five of the last six meetings with Golden State ... Curry was 3-for-11 from 3-point range ... Andre Iguodala had seven points and four steals, the most by any Warrior this season, in the setback.

01/21 02:27:18 ET

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Memphis 4/21 8:00 PM ET
Oklahoma City TNT, FSN-OK
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game Two. Oklahoma City leads series, 1-0.
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Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game Two. Golden State leads series, 1-0.
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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