Pacers open road trip with 102-94 at Golden State
The Pacers rode a 35-point first quarter to start their western road trip at Golden State Monday night, winning 102-94.
Paul George scored 14 of his team-high 23 in the first half.
Indiana scored the first seven points of the third quarter to build a 60-40 lead against the Warriors, but Golden State narrowed to deficit to single digits heading into the 4th quarter, 77-69.
The Warriors came within two at 79-77 early in the fourth quarter, but the Pacers answered.
A pair of three-pointers by Lance Stephenson with three minutes to play and George Hill inside two minutes put Indiana back up by seven.
Stephenson finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Roy Hibbert had 14 points and 13 rebounds and David West 17 points.
All five Pacer starters scored in double figures as Indiana built a 4.5 game lead on Miami for the best record in the NBA Eastern Conference. Indiana has the best record in the NBA at 33-7.
Stephen Curry led all scorers with 24 points. David Lee scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Warriors.