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Paul George, David West carry Pacers past Clippers

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David West earned his 4th double-double this season, scoring 24 points and registering 12 rebounds, to help the Indiana Pacers edge the Los Angeles Clippers, 105-100. The Pacers shot 39-89 (43.8%) from the field and controlled the offensive glass with 17 rebounds. Indiana (16-1) has now won 7 in a row, dating back to a 103-96 victory over the New York Knicks on November 20th.

West went 11-22 from the field. Other key performers for Indiana were Paul George with 27 points and 6 rebounds, Roy Hibbert with 19 points and 8 rebounds, and George Hill with 11 points and 6 assists. Despite the loss, Jamal Crawford scored 20 points off the bench for Los Angeles on 6-19 shooting (1-6 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 7-7 from the free throw line. Blake Griffin chipped in 16 points and 12 rebounds and DeAndre Jordan finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

This defeat means an end to a 4-game winning streak for Los Angeles, pushing their record to 12-6 for the year.

Coming up, the Pacers square off against the Portland Trail Blazers, who are 13-3 on the season. The Clippers go up against the Atlanta Hawks, currently sitting at 9-9 this year.


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