The Indiana Pacers controlled their game against the San Antonio Spurs all night, but still needed to hold on late in order to secure the victory. The Pacers led by double figures nearly the entire game, but San Antonio slowly worked their way to within three points in the final minute. But key buckets by Monta Ellis and a crucial and one play by Paul George helped the Pacers to their first home win over the Spurs since 2007.
Ellis led the Pacers with 26 points on 8-13 shooting, with him and George combining for 15-15 from the free throw line. George had 23 points. Rodney Stuckey was a big boost of the bench early with 12 points and Ian Mahinmi reached double figures with 11. Ty Lawson showed flashes in his debut with the Pacers, but after just five minutes, he left the game with an ankle injury and wouldn't return, finishing with a pair of assists and a rebound.
The Spurs shot just 35% on the night and 4-28 from three point range. The Pacers inched above 40% at the end, but were 7-16 from deep and 28-30 from the line.