Despite five first half offensive fouls that played a role in nine first half turnovers, the Indiana Pacers find themselves within striking distance against the Houston Rockets thanks to an 11-3 run to close the second quarter, capped by back-to-back shot clock violations on Houston thanks to Paul George's defense on James Harden. The Pacers shot 50% and have five steals after posting zero against Charlotte.
David West leads the Pacers with 10 points and seven rebounds. Roy Hibbert has eight points on 4-4 shooting, and Paul George has seven points on 3-7 shooting. James Harden has found success with 12 points on 4-9 shooting with Dwight Howard scoring eight.