Hill scores 22, lifts Pacers over Suns 97-91

Hill scores 22, lifts Pacers over Suns 97-91
December 28, 2012, 9:46 pm
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 28: George Hill #3 of the Indiana Pacers shoots a lay-up against Sebastian Telfair #31 of the Phoenix Suns on December 28, 2012 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) George Hill scored 22 points, including three 3-pointers, and led the Indiana Pacers to a 97-91 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.

Paul George had 15 points, and David West added 14 points and seven rebounds for the Pacers, who have won four straight and seven of eight.

Sebastian Telfair had 19 points and six assists, and Marcin Gortat had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Suns, who have lost four in a row.

West, who scored eight points in the fourth quarter, netted the go-ahead jumper to give the Pacers an 87-85 lead with 3:17 left to play after the Suns rallied from a 16-point deficit.

The Pacers led 85-83 before Telfair scored to tie it.