Pacers final score: Pacers out gun Nets 103-86

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Indiana Pacers pulled away in the second half to win their third straight game as Lance Stephenson recorded a career high 26. Paul George also scored 26.

The Indiana Pacers were a little sluggish out of the gate, falling behind 16-10 to the Brooklyn Nets before mounting a 9-0 run late in the first quarter to gain the lead. Brookyln would go up 22-21 before C.J. Watson put them up for good on three field goals. While the Nets stayed with striking distance in the first half, the Pacers opened up things in the second half to push the lead as high as 24 points en route to a 17-point victory, Indiana's third straight, this being the closest of the three.

Lance Stephenson recorded a career high of 26 points along with seven rebounds, five assists, and two steals. Paul George also had 26 points with six rebounds, five assists, and two steals. The wing play was the catalyst for Indiana's success with Brooklyn's interior defense keeping Indiana out of the paint in the first half. David West and George Hill reached double figures with 13 and 10 points respectively. Danny Granger went scoreless on 0-7 shooting. Joe Johnson led five Nets in double figures with 17. Paul Pierce was ejected from the game late in the third quarter for a Flagrant 2 foul on Hill.

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