The Indiana Pacers got a big second quarter from Paul George to turn a double digit deficit into a halftime advantage against the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs jumped out to an eight point lead after the first quarter, capitalizing on second chance opportunities to build their lead. On the other side of the ball, the Pacers appeared flustered, getting poor shots and shooting under 40%.
Foul trouble on Ian Mahinmi forced David West back in the game with Luis Scola, the two helping hit shots and guide the Pacers back behind a 32-20 second quarter, led by George, who had 17 points, including a pair of second quarter three pointers. West had 10 points, with three rebounds, two assists, two steals, and a block. Scola had six on 3-5 shooting. Roy Hibbert had a solid first quarter, scoring eight and grabbing five rebounds. Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili led San Antonio, each with 10.