West, Hill lead Pacers over Mavs, 103-83
- Article by: CLIFF BRUNT
- Associated Press
- November 16, 2012 - 8:52 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - David West and George Hill each scored 15 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Dallas Mavericks 103-83 on Friday night.
West and Hill, the Pacers' top two scorers, had combined for 5-for-19 shooting and 10 points in Wednesday's loss to Milwaukee.
Roy Hibbert and Sam Young added 14 points apiece for the Pacers, who had lost two straight before beating the Mavericks and their former coach, Rick Carlisle. Indiana (4-6) improved to 3-1 at home.
The Pacers shot 47 percent from the field in their first blowout win of the season. They had gone six games without scoring at least 100 points.
O.J. Mayo led the Mavericks (5-5) with 19 points. Vince Carter and former Pacer Darren Collison both dropped in 10 points for Dallas.
Dallas led 49-48 at halftime even though Indiana shot 54 percent. The Pacers made just 6 of 14 free throws in the first half and were outrebounded 22-15.
Lance Stephenson's layup early in the second half tied the game at 51, and Hibbert's free throw put the Pacers ahead. Indiana expanded the lead to 59-54 on a 3-pointer by Stephenson.
A 3-pointer by Young pushed the Pacers ahead 70-59 with 4:02 left in the third quarter. Stephenson hit another 3 to make it 75-61 with 2:39 left in the third quarter. Indiana led 76-67 at the end of the period.
Stephenson scored 10 points in the third quarter as the Pacers held the Mavericks to 28 percent shooting in the period.
A three-point play by Gerald Green gave the Pacers an 83-69 lead and a 3-pointer by Young pushed Indiana's lead out to 18 points.
Notes: Two other former Pacers, Troy Murphy and Dahntay Jones, played for the Mavericks. . Shawn Marion played after being listed as questionable with a strained MCL. He had missed five straight games. He scored two points in 25 minutes . Stephenson got his fourth consecutive start. . Former Pacers head coach Jim O'Brien is an assistant for the Mavericks. . WWE wrestler The Miz attended the game. He was promoting the Survivor Series, which will take place Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. . Ian Mahinmi, who was traded from Dallas in the offseason, scored seven points and committed four fouls in 12:30 for the Pacers.
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