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Pacers final score: Warriors hold off Pacers 131-123

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A furious comeback fell short for Indiana against Golden State, dropping their third straight as Golden State moved to 23-0 on the season. Paul George had 33 in a loss.

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Good offense or bad defense? The Indiana Pacers found out first hand why the Golden State Warriors still haven't lost a game, seeing the game turn on its head after a promising start. The Pacers led by as many as seven in the opening minutes, holding a 21-15 lead near the halfway mark of the first quarter. But Golden State responded with a 22-0 run, effectively putting Indiana in the loss column from that point.

Indiana did well offensively in the first half to score 60, but the Warriors, led by Klay Thompson, scored 79 points. Indiana fell behind by as many as 30, but had a glimpse of life late, climbing as close as six in the final 30 seconds before running short on time and opportunities. Thompson finished with 39 points, including 10 three pointers with Stephen Curry following up with 29 points.

Paul George led Indiana with 33 points, eight rebounds, and six assists with five threes. C.J. Miles shot well with five as well, scoring 24. The Indiana bench was instrumental late, with Chase Budinger (12 points, seven rebounds) and Solomon Hill (nine rebounds, five offensive) providing key minutes in Indiana's furious comeback. The Pacers drop their third straight, but won the fourth quarter 40-20, giving hope for some momentum when Indiana hosts the Miami Heat on Friday.