The Indiana Pacers won their fourth game in five tries on Friday night as they continue to gather a little momentum while leaning on David West and George Hill. The duo combined for 57 points including all five points in the final minute of the game to put the game safely in the W column for the Pacers.
With Hill and West emerging as reliable lead dogs, the Pacers need more consistent support from a variety of sources each night. In Sacramento, the bench let an early lead slip away before Sam Young came on in the second half to help push the Pacers to the win.
Young's big game came at the right time since Lance Stephenson has stopped cold turkey as far as making perimeter shots. But, again, that's manageable with West and Hill leading the way. Now there aren't six guys on the roster trying to fill that lead role which should take pressure off those not yet capable (*cough* Hibbert *cough* *cough* Paul George *cough*).
The Pacers face Golden State on Saturday night and will need a few more players to step up in order to complete the Cali Coast Sweep.
Check out the links:
- Pacers at Kings - Box score and highlights
- Game Rewind: Pacers 97, Kings 92 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- David West dominates with 31 points, Pacers beat Kings | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Gaining momentum | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- West leads Pacers past Kings 97-92 - AP
- West, Hill carry Pacers past Kings | 1070 The Fan – Opinion & Analysis
- Thornton misses late shot; Kings lose to Pacers - Kings/NBA - The Sacramento Bee
- Pacers notebook: Hibbert remembers fan, 12, who died from leukemia | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Final Score: Kings lose to Pacers 97-92 - Sactown Royalty
- Tug-O-War | 8 Points, 9 Seconds
- Ask Montieth: Crunch Time, Practice, Freddie | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- Golden State Warriors vs. Indiana Pacers Q&A: How are the Pacers coping with Danny Granger's absence? - Golden State Of Mind
- Golden State Warriors vs. Indiana Pacers preview: WOOOOOOO! Feeling good, feeling great in the Bay! - Golden State Of Mind