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Pacers Links: Pacers rise up to rally past Cavaliers

The Pacers found a way to wipe away a 20-point deficit and halt a late-season slide to earn a much-needed win.

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Frank Vogel got tossed. George Hill got hot. And Jeff Pendergraph went off...on defense.

Yep, just what you'd expect from your run of the mill late-season matchup between the Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers. The Pacers alarming play of late returned for three quarters with a clank-filled offensive effort that left the Pacers grinding their gears once again.

But after watching their own big leads melt away in the fourth quarter far too often this season, the Pacers were well aware they could turn the tables on the Cavs and they ended up flipping over the table and running off with the win after winning the fourth quarter, 35-10.

While enduring his third tough matchup in a row against against Kyrie Irving (after Russell Westrbook and John Wall), George Hill came up big with 27 points and zero turnovers, including a huge three-point play late in the game to give the Pacers the lead.

The other big break through came with Hill found Paul George in the left corner for a three-ball to put the Pacers back in front with less than a minute to play. PG came up big after having another horrid shooting night that has been a big reason the Pacers overall offense has struggled.

On the surface, despite the comeback, the win wasn't that meaningful for the Pacers. But if they can build on this and continue playing like they did in the fourth quarter, with Paul George finding his stroke, then this win will not only be meaningful, but a huge step toward prepping for the playoffs. Check back on Friday when the Pacers host the Brooklyn Nets.

Check out the links:

Cavaliers at Pacers - Box score and highlights


Pacers turn 20-point 4th quarter deficit into thrilling comeback win over Cavs | Indianapolis Star |

Pacers wipe out 20-point fourth-quarter deficit, stun Cavs | 1070 The Fan – Opinion & Analysis

Cleveland Cavaliers blow 20-point lead in loss to Indiana Pacers |

Pacers: Hibbert didn’t play in the 4th quarter, but he still played a key role | Pacers Insider

Pacers rally from 20 down to beat Cavaliers 99-94 - AP

Pitino Has Influence on Pacers, Too | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers Final Score: Pacers top Cavs, 99-94 - Fear The Sword

Post-Game Grades: Pacers Mount Epic Fourth-Quarter Comeback to Beat Cavs | 8 Points, 9 Seconds

Vogel, Pacers still feel Pitino’s influence | 1070 The Fan – Opinion & Analysis

Suns find new and innovative way to lose, fall to Rockets on creative play - Bright Side Of The Sun

Hayward (Vanilla Villain) pushing toward playoffs | Butler Insider