pacers_wolves_score_WPINDIANAPOLIS (TSN) – Paul George and George Hill netted 26 points apiece as the Indiana Pacers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 98-84, on Monday night.

George, who was 4-of-4 from beyond the arc, also tallied eight rebounds, four steals and four assists for Indiana, which remained unbeaten (8-0) at home. Hill added seven assists and five steals.

Kevin Love had 20 points and 17 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have dropped four of their last five tilts. Nikola Pekovic registered 18 points and 11 boards in defeat.

The Pacers led 73-68 after three and opened the fourth on a 17-5 run to put the game away. George’s dunk and runner began the burst and Luis Scola’s three-point play capped it to make it 90-73 with 5:01 left.

Earlier, George nailed a pair of triples and Hill added one from distance during an 11-2 flurry, which staked the Pacers an early 20-10 advantage midway through the first.

Minnesota netted the final eight points of the frame to cut the gap to 28-24 heading into the second.

Indiana led 48-46 at the break.

Notes: Lance Stephenson had 11 points and eight rebounds for Indiana … The Pacers held a 52-36 points in the paint advantage … Minnesota shot just 32.6 percent (29-of-89) from the field.


Team 1 2 3 4 Score
Minnesota 24 22 22 16 84
Indiana 28 20 25 25 98
Officials:  Scott Foster, Tre Maddox, Eddie F. Rush Attendance:  16426
Time Of Game: 2:03
Stats: Final
Minnesota MIN FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA OR DR TOT A PF ST TO BL PTS
C.Brewer 40:09 3 12 0 5 3 4 0 1 1 1 3 1 6 1 9
K.Love 41:04 6 20 1 5 7 8 4 13 17 2 1 1 5 0 20
N.Pekovic 37:22 7 15 0 0 4 6 5 6 11 0 3 0 3 0 18
K.Martin 37:47 4 14 2 5 8 8 0 1 1 3 2 0 1 0 18
R.Rubio 35:50 3 9 0 2 1 2 2 7 9 7 3 5 2 0 7
J.Barea 19:27 3 11 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 6
R.Hummel 10:47 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 3 2 0 0 0
D.Cunningham 17:34 3 7 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 6
A.Shved DNP – Coach’s Decision
A.Price DNP – Coach’s Decision
S.Muhammad DNP – Coach’s Decision
D.Williams DNP – Coach’s Decision
G.Dieng DNP – Coach’s Decision
TEAM TOTALS 240 29 89 3 19 23 28 15 32 47 15 18 9 19 1 84
PERCENTAGES FG: 32.6% 3PT: 15.8% FT: 82.1% TEAM REB: 13 TOTAL TO: 19
Indiana MIN FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA OR DR TOT A PF ST TO BL PTS
P.George 39:20 10 16 4 4 2 4 0 8 8 4 2 4 6 1 26
D.West 28:31 6 12 0 1 1 2 1 3 4 3 3 0 2 0 13
R.Hibbert 27:24 2 7 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 1 4 1 2 1 4
L.Stephenson 29:36 5 12 1 2 0 0 3 5 8 2 3 1 3 0 11
G.Hill 39:02 9 13 3 4 5 6 0 3 3 7 4 5 2 1 26
O.Johnson 18:50 1 3 0 2 0 2 0 5 5 0 2 0 2 0 2
L.Scola 19:29 4 10 0 0 1 1 0 8 8 1 2 0 2 0 9
I.Mahinmi 20:36 3 5 0 0 1 2 1 3 4 0 3 1 0 2 7
C.Watson 17:12 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
R.Butler DNP – Coach’s Decision
D.Sloan DNP – Coach’s Decision
S.Hill DNP – Coach’s Decision
C.Copeland DNP – Coach’s Decision
TEAM TOTALS 240 40 80 8 15 10 17 7 38 45 19 24 13 20 5 98
PERCENTAGES FG: 50% 3PT: 53.3% FT: 58.8% TEAM REB: 7 TOTAL TO: 21
POINTS OFF TURNOVERS
Minnesota 17
Indiana 22
TECHNICALS: Minnesota 0, Indiana 3
Indiana: Coach Vogel, D.West, G.Hill

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