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George, Pacers outlast Clippers

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul George poured in 27 points and David West added 24 points with 12 rebounds as the Indiana Pacers bested the Los Angeles Clippers, 105-100, at Staples Center.

Roy Hibbert netted 19 points, while George Hill scored 11 for Indiana, which handed the Clippers just their second home loss of the season.

Jamal Crawford led six LA players in double-figures with 20 points off the bench and Chris Paul finished with 17 points and 10 assists in the setback.

"Indiana attacked early and we didn't attack," said Los Angeles head coach Doc Rivers. "They (Indiana) came in here with a purpose, they were locked in and we were not. We had plenty of opportunities to win the game."

Los Angeles trailed by 10 when Crawford went on a 10-4 run by himself early in the fourth after he was fouled attempting a three.

Crawford dribbled behind his back, crossing Lance Stephenson over in the process, and was fouled attempting a three. He made the free throws to pull Los Angeles within four, 91-87.

Later, Crawford plucked Hill, dove to the floor for the ball and threw it ahead to Collison, who went in for the uncontested dunk to tie the game, 94-94, with 4:49 to play.

Hill answered with a three-point play at the other end and then went to the line again later in the quarter after a controversial foul was called on Collison. He hit all three and pushed the lead to 100-96 with 3:04 to go.

The deficit remained four when Paul found Jordan for an alley-oop with 1:05 left. Paul had a chance to tie the score but his mid-range jumper rimmed out and Hibbert gathered the rebound with 29.9 ticks to go.

The Pacers came up empty on their possession but Hibbert kept the ball alive and batted the ball out to Hill. Stephenson went to the line and made 1- of-2. His second attempt missed but West pulled down another offensive board and passed it out to Hill, who made both of his free throws to seal it for the visitors.

"This was a tough opponent and a great win for us," said George. "We stuck to our principles. Our defense is clicking but we can still get better offensively."

Indiana led 53-47 at the break and the lead swelled to as many 14 until the Clippers closed to an 84-74 deficit at the end of three. The Pacers led the entire second half except for the few seconds that the game was tied.

Los Angeles trailed 29-22 after one quarter of play.

Game Notes

Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan both finished with double-doubles as Griffin contributed 16 points with 12 rebounds and Jordan scored 11 with 12 boards ... Los Angeles was without shooting guard JJ Redick, who will miss 6-8 weeks with a broken hand and a torn ligament in his elbow ... The Clippers shot 4-of-15 (26.7 percent) from three ... Doc Rivers remains at 599 wins. He trails only Rick Adelman and Gregg Popovich for most wins among active coaches ... Los Angeles travels to Atlanta for a meeting against the Hawks on Wednesday ... Indiana will head to Portland to play the Blazers on Monday.

12/01 19:05:37 ET

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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
 
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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
 
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y= clinched division title
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