Final Score: Indiana Pacers 118, Los Angeles Clippers 113
The forgotten Pacer? Not anymore.
"Hometown Hero" George Hill had a near triple-double of 37 points (career-high), nine rebounds and eight assists as the Indiana Pacers (39-10) continued their dominance at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse with a comeback overtime victory against the Portland Trail Blazers (35-15) on Friday night.
Hill hit a clutch three-pointer with 8.3 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 103, thus forcing the extra period.
Paul George, who struggled shooting the basketball (5-of-23 from the field) throughout the night, nailed a jumper with 17.8 seconds left in OT to help seal the deal for the Pacers. He finished with 17 points, six rebounds and seven assists in 46 minutes.
David West had a double-double of 30 points and 10 rebounds, including 23 points in the second half.
Damian Lillard scored 38 points on 15 made field goals, which was a new career-high for the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year. It was also the second-best scoring game of his career and the first time a Trail Blazer has scored at least 38 points, dished out 11 assists and drained four three-pointers since Clyde Drexler did it back in 1992.
Having not scored in the opening 24 minutes, Wesley Matthews would go on to score all 19 of his points in the second half.
Mo Williams didn't suit up for Portland due to a family matter, while Lance Stephenson was out for the Pacers with a back injury.
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