Pacers final score: Pacers edge Nets 97-96

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Pacers held on late for a win over the Nets thanks to 20 points from Paul George and Roy Hibbert.

The Indiana Pacers kept flirting with losing to the Brooklyn Nets, but despite 24 turnovers leading to 36 Brooklyn points, the Pacers never faltered, closing out the Nets despite a couple of late three pointers from Joe Johnson and Deron Williams. Indiana had numerous chances to push the game into double figures, but every time they began to put the game in their favor, they would turn the ball over in waves, leading to multiple Brooklyn comebacks, falling short due to time.

Roy Hibbert and Paul George each led the Pacers with 20 points. Hibbert was 7-13, including 6-6 from the line, grabbing five boards and blocking three shots. David West had 17 on 5-7 shooting, helping ice the game with big free throws and shots down the stretch, grabbing seven rebounds and dishing seven dimes. The Nets were led by Shaun Livingston, who scored a season high 24 points with Joe Johnson scoring 16.

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