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Pacers final score: Pacers cruise past Kings 116-92

Paul George exploded in the second half to score 31 as the Pacers blow out Sacramento to reach the 30 win mark.

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The Indiana Pacers were challenged early by the Sacramento Kings, who staying close with the Pacers were able to pull into the lead early in the second quarter thanks to solid play from Jimmer Fredette and their backups. The Kings went up 33-32, but the Pacers turned up the defense, outscoring Sacramento en route to a 14-point halftime lead. DeMarcus Cousins managed to keep the Kings within single figures, but a lack of help around him and a resurgent Paul George helped the Pacers push the game into a blowout in the fourth quarter, scoring a season high 116 points.

George led the Pacers with 31 on 10-18 shooting as one of five Pacers in double figures. David West scored 16 on 7-11 with Lance Stephenson scoring his 13 points in the first half. C.J. Watson scored eight of his 10 points in the fourth quarter. Roy Hibbert also scored 10. Cousins led Sacramento with 31, including 19 in the third quarter. The Pacers scored 25 fast break points and 22 points off of 15 Sacramento turnovers. The Pacers move to 30-7 on the season with the win.