Paul George was sidelined in tonight's game between the Indiana Pacers and Charlotte Bobcats with the flu, and it looked like it was going to be a huge issue when the team struggled shooting inside the three point arc in the first half, missing their first 11 shots, and falling behind 10-1 to start the game. The Pacers struggled in transition, getting outscored 18-8 in the game, but made use of extra possessions on 17 offensive rebounds and 11 three point field goals.
David West led the way with a triple-double of 14 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists. The bench was a big factor, led by D.J. Augustin with 18 points, and Ian Mahinmi, who had five points and eight rebounds. George Hill led the Pacers with 19, and Lance Stephenson had a season high of 17. Dominic McGuire made his Pacers debut in the starting lineup, going scoreless in seven minutes.