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NBA Game Summary - Indiana at New Orleans



(Wednesday, October 30th)

Final Score: Indiana 95, New Orleans 90

New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul George scored 19 of his 32 points in the second half and the Indiana Pacers raced past the new-name New Orleans Pelicans 95-90 after a big fourth quarter on Wednesday night.

Indiana outscored New Orleans 36-24 in the fourth behind eight points apiece from George and George Hill, who finished with 19 overall.

Lance Stephenson had 16 points and David West scored 12 for the Pacers, who also needed a big fourth quarter Tuesday night at home to down the Orlando Magic in their season opener.

"We had to overcome some adversity," said Pacers coach Frank Vogel. "This is what our team has to do to win games on the road and take the next step."

The Pelicans -- nee Hornets -- started their season with a new name and renovated arena and got 25 points from Eric Gordon and 24 points, seven rebounds and five assists from Jrue Holiday in his New Orleans debut.

Former No. 1 pick Anthony Davis had 20 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks for the Pelicans, who led by as many as 16.

"We're going to be fine as long as we continue to defend and push the ball," said Davis.

The Pacers hadn't led since 3-2 when Stephenson hit a wide-open three to give them a 79-77 advantage with 4 1/2 minutes left to cap an 8-1 surge.

They didn't take the lead for good until West's free throws with 66 seconds on the clock. Hill followed with a 3 from up top to make it four-point game.

Gordon's 3 with 4.6 seconds left cut a six-point deficit to three for the Pelicans but George hit a pair of free throws to seal the win for Indiana.

Only Davis played more minutes for New Orleans than Holiday, who was acquired from Philadelphia for No. 6 pick Nerlens Noel and a 2014 first-rounder. Tyreke Evans, the former NBA Rookie of the Year, had four points in 22 minutes off the bench in his Pelicans debut.

"We didn't give it away. They took the game," said Pelicans coach Monty Williams. "I just didn't think we had an understanding of the moment in the fourth quarter."

Gordon had 11 points in the first quarter, including four in a row to give the Pelicans a nine-point lead. They took a 24-14 lead into the second quarter.

Davis threw down a one-handed alley-oop dunk on the left side off a pass from Brian Roberts to cap a 13-3 run that gave New Orleans a 16-point lead at 37-21 midway through the second quarter.

Indiana cut it to 10 points, but Gordon and Holiday hit back-to-back threes near the end of the second quarter and the Pelicans carried a 50-36 lead into halftime.

Jason Smith's layup to start the third quarter pushed New Orleans' lead to 16 but Hill had a 3-pointer and scored five during a 10-0 Indiana run to trim the difference to six.

George had 11 points during the third, including a triple that got the Pacers as close as four. The Pelicans pushed it to seven, going into the fourth with a 66-59 lead.

Game Notes

George and Hill both had four threes ... The Pacers have won five straight in the series ... The Pelicans said forward Ryan Anderson will miss 1-3 weeks with a chip fracture in the second toe on his right foot ... The Pacers will play Cleveland at home on Saturday ... The Pelicans are at Orlando on Friday.

10/31 02:13:12 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 33 .593 --- 26-15 22-18 32-19 W 2
x-Brooklyn 44 37 .543 4 28-13 16-24 26-25 L 1
New York 36 45 .444 12 18-22 18-23 25-26 W 3
Boston 25 56 .309 23 16-24 9-32 21-30 L 1
Philadelphia 18 63 .222 30 10-31 8-32 13-38 W 1
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 55 26 .679 --- 35-6 20-20 37-14 W 1
x-Chicago 48 33 .593 7 27-14 21-19 35-16 W 1
Cleveland 32 49 .395 23 18-22 14-27 20-31 L 2
Detroit 29 52 .358 26 17-24 12-28 23-29 L 3
Milwaukee 15 66 .185 40 10-30 5-36 12-39 L 2
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 27 .667 --- 32-8 22-19 34-17 L 2
x-Washington 43 38 .531 11 22-19 21-19 32-19 W 3
x-Charlotte 42 39 .519 12 24-16 18-23 29-22 W 2
x-Atlanta 37 44 .457 17 24-17 13-27 27-24 L 1
Orlando 23 58 .284 31 19-21 4-37 17-34 L 3
 
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 58 23 .716 --- 33-7 25-16 36-16 L 2
x-Portland 53 28 .654 5 30-10 23-18 30-21 W 4
Minnesota 40 41 .494 18 24-16 16-25 23-28 L 2
Denver 36 45 .444 22 22-18 14-27 20-31 L 1
Utah 24 57 .296 34 16-25 8-32 12-39 L 5
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 24 .704 --- 34-7 23-17 36-15 W 2
x-Golden State 50 31 .617 7 27-14 23-17 30-21 W 1
Phoenix 47 34 .580 10 26-15 21-19 27-24 L 3
Sacramento 28 53 .346 29 17-23 11-30 15-36 W 1
LA Lakers 26 55 .321 31 14-27 12-28 14-37 W 1
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 19 .765 --- 32-8 30-11 38-13 L 1
x-Houston 54 27 .667 8 33-8 21-19 31-20 W 2
x-Dallas 49 32 .605 13 26-15 23-17 29-22 W 1
x-Memphis 49 32 .605 13 26-14 23-18 28-23 W 4
New Orleans 33 48 .407 29 21-19 12-29 14-37 W 1
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
7:05pm Tuesday
PHI 0
ATL 0
7:05pm Tuesday
NYY 0
CHC 0
7:05pm Tuesday
BAL 0
TAM 0
7:08pm Tuesday
DET 0
CLE 0
Final
CIN 7
PIT 5
Final
MIA 11
WAS 2
Final
TEX 5
SEA 0
Final
CWS 2
BOS 1
Final
HOU 2
KAN 4
Final
MIL 1
STL 6
Final
MIN 3
TOR 9
Final
ARI 0
NYM 9
Final
ANA 9
OAK 10
Final
SDP 2
COL 3
Final
SFG 3
LOS 2
12:35pm Today
CIN
PIT
12:35pm Today
BAL
TAM
 
1:05pm Today
NYY
CHC
 
1:10pm Today
MIL
STL
 
3:40pm Today
ARI
NYM
 
7:05pm Tonight
PHI
ATL
 
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
CHC
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CLE
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
SEA
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
 
Final
BRK 98
NYK 109
Final
LAC 117
DEN 105
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
IND
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIL
ATL
 
8:00pm Tonight
CLE
BRK
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
DAL
 
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OKC
DET
 
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NOP
HOU
 
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SAN
LAL
 
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MIA
PHI
 
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NYK
TOR
 
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MIN
UTA
 
8:00pm Tonight
BOS
WAS
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
 
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POR
LAC
 
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
 
7:00pm Tonight
TAM
MON
7:30pm Tonight
PIT
CLB
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR