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Indiana got a well-rounded performance to blow out Charlotte.
After scoring 50 points in the first half, the Pacers were able to put 53 in the second to break 100 for just the sixth time this season, topping the Charlotte Bobcats by 27. The third quarter pushed a ten point halftime lead to 26, in what turned into a rout once the team got their first half turnover issues under control. The Pacers out rebounded the Bobcats by 29, nearly had as many offensive boards as Charlotte had total boards in the third quarter.
It was an impressive all around exhibition, especially from the starters, who were led by Roy Hibbert with 18 points and seven boards. Paul George had a 16 & 10 triple double as all five starters had at least seven rebounds. Lance Stephenson returned after his foot injury with seven points, eight rebounds, and six assists. Gerald Henderson led the Bobcats with 15, in a game Charlotte shot just 35% thanks to the Pacers defense.