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Pacers final score: Pacers finish off Jazz 94-91

David West led the Pacers with 25, enough to hold off a late Jazz comeback led by Gordon Hayward, who had 21. Paul George had 22 and Ian Mahinmi had nine, each suffering injuries in the second half.

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The Indiana Pacers had enough to close another hard fought win, this time on the second night of a back-to-back against the Utah Jazz, wrapping up a 94-91 win despite a furious comeback fueled by Gordon Hayward. The Pacers stumbled through much of the first three quarters, falling behind three separate times, having to dig out of two double digit deficits and an eight point deficit in the third. The Pacers won despite allowing 46% shooting to Utah and getting outrebounded, but did well to force 18 Utah turnovers as part of 24 Indiana points.

Paul George and Ian Mahinmi each took hard falls, but managed to continue playing. Their injuries will be looked at after the game. George scored 22 points with six rebounds and four assists and Mahinmi had nine points, seven rebounds, and three blocks. David West led the Pacers with 25 points. C.J. Watson had 13 points in his second straight start and Lance Stephenson scored 11 points with eight rebounds and five assists. Hayward had 21 to lead the Jazz.