George helps Pacers top lowly Wizards 89-85

George helps Pacers top lowly Wizards 89-85
November 10, 2012, 9:36 pm
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Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) puts a stop to the drive in the lane by Washington Wizards' power forward Trevor Booker during first-half action in an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Paul George scored 20 points and the Indiana Pacers beat the winless Washington Wizards 89-85 on Saturday night.

Roy Hibbert added seven points, 11 rebounds and two blocks for the Pacers (3-4), who stopped a three-game slide.

Indiana opened the fourth quarter with a 10-3 run to take an 80-75 lead. D.J. Augustin capped the spurt with a 3-pointer off a David West kick-out.

Emeka Okafor and Bradley Beal had 17 points apiece for the Wizards (0-5), and A.J. Price finished with 12 points and 14 assists.

Washington carried a 72-70 lead into the final period.