Paul George scored 31 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a blowout victory over the Sacramento Kings, 116-92. The Pacers had an impressive game shooting the ball in this game, finishing 45-82 (54.9%). Indiana (30-7) has now won eight of their last 10 games.
George finished 10-18 (4-7 from three-point range) and 7-8 from the free throw line, in what was an efficient performance. David West also chipped in for Indiana, finishing with 16 points and 8 rebounds. DeMarcus Cousins had another big game for Sacramento in the loss, scoring 31 points on 12-21 shooting from the field and 7-7 from the free throw line. He also added 13 rebounds.
The Pacers combined hot shooting (eFG% of 58.5%) with high-quality work on the offensive backboards (OR% of 30.6%). They are 1-0 on the season when exceeding 55% and 30%, respectively, in those metrics. The Kings, however, are winless (0-3) when giving up those numbers to their opponents.
This defeat means an end to a three-game winning streak for Sacramento, pushing their record to 13-23 for the year.
Coming up next, the Pacers take on the New York Knicks, who are 15-23 on the year. The Kings meet the Minnesota Timberwolves, currently 18-19 this season. The Pacers are 1-0 versus New York this season.