Hill scores 19 as Pacers beat Bobcats 96-88

Hill scores 19 as Pacers beat Bobcats 96-88
January 12, 2013, 9:49 pm
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Charlotte Bobcats' Ramon Sessions (7) drives against Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert (55) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) George Hill scored 19 points, D.J. Augustin added a season-high 18 and the Indiana Pacers beat the Charlotte Bobcats 96-88 Saturday night for their fourth straight win.

Lance Stephenson had 17 points and David West scored 14 points to help the Central Division-leading Pacers, playing without leading scorer Paul George (illness), get their sixth win in seven games. Recently signed Dominic McGuire started in place of George.

Ben Gordon scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Bobcats, and Kemba Walker had 16 on 5-for-9 shooting.