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Paul George scores 30 as Pacers defeat Pistons

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Paul George scored 30 points and notched 8 rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers take down the Detroit Pistons, 112-104. Indiana (49-17) is now on a three-game winning streak.

George finished 9-19 (2-10 from three-point range) and 10-10 from the free throw line. He put up 7 assists and 3 steals as well. Other top performers for Indiana were Evan Turner with 20 points and 5 rebounds, Andrew Bynum with 15 points and 9 rebounds, and David West with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Despite the loss, Josh Smith put up 23 points for Detroit on 10-23 shooting, including 1-3 from behind the arc. Kyle Singler chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds and Brandon Jennings finished with 10 points and 12 assists.

The Pistons had an eFG% of just 44.5% while also posting an OR% of 15.4. They are 0-1 this season in games when they drop below 45% and 20% in those respective offensive factors. On the other hand, the Pacers are undefeated (12-0) when limiting their opponents to those numbers or worse.

This drops Detroit (25-41) to 1-2 versus Indiana on the season.

Coming up next, the Pacers battle the Philadelphia 76ers, who are 15-51 on the year. The Pistons match up against the Denver Nuggets, currently 29-37 this season. The Pacers came away with a win in two straight games against Philadelphia. The Pistons are 1-0 versus Denver this season.


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