The Indiana Pacers edged the Brooklyn Nets, 97-96. Indiana (36-10) has now won seven of their last 10 games.
Roy Hibbert scored 20 points on 7-13 shooting from the field and 6-6 from the free throw line. Other top performers for Indiana were Paul George with 20 points and 8 rebounds, David West with 17 points and 7 rebounds, and Lance Stephenson with 14 points and 7 rebounds. On 10-18 shooting from the field and 4-4 from the free throw line, Shaun Livingston put up 24 points for Brooklyn in the loss. Deron Williams contributed 13 points and 6 assists and Kevin Garnett finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Brooklyn (20-25) has now dropped their last three straight.
Coming up, the Pacers square off with the Orlando Magic, who are 13-35 on the season. The Nets match up against the Philadelphia 76ers, currently sitting at 15-32 this year. The Pacers are 1-0 versus Orlando this season. The Nets have a 1-1 record against Philadelphia this season.