The Indiana Pacers move their winning streak to three games, topping the Miami Heat at home on their first Hickory Night. The Pacers fell behind double figures early, but a big second quarter set up a back-and-forth battle between the two teams, with offensive rebounding and Paul George proving the difference in Hickory's favor.
George had a season high 36 points, piecing together a double double with 12 rebounds. George was 14-27, hitting two big shots around the four minute mark after getting a double technical with Hassan Whiteside. George hit a pair of buckets to push the Pacers up by four, never surrendering that lead for the rest of the game.
Indiana tried their best to give it up with their free throw shooting as the team shot a combined 13-24 from the line, with all six Pacers that reached the free throw line at least missing one. Jordan Hill helped Indiana out with a 10 point, 10 rebound double double, hitting a big putback with 34 seconds left. Glenn Robinson III also played a big role late with three fourth quarter points, including a big offensive board himself.