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Recap: Pacers 116, Kings 111 (OT)

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Jan 25 2014 12:29:08 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 25 2014 12:29:09 AM CST

Pacers 116, Kings 111 (OT): Paul George tied the score with a four-point play late in regulation and then scored eight of his 36 points in the extra session as visiting Indiana defeated Sacramento.Lance Stephenson added 24 points and 10 rebounds and David West scored 22 points for the Pacers. Roy Hibbert had 10 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots as Indiana recovered from a 17-point first-half deficit.Marcus Thornton matched his career high of 42 points and Isaiah Thomas tied his with 38 points for the Kings. Thornton made seven 3-pointers and Thomas hit all 10 of his free throws as Sacramento nearly prevailed despite being without DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) and Rudy Gay (Achilles' tendon).George's tying four-point play came with 15.1 seconds left in regulation and knotted it at 103 and the Pacers took the lead for good on West's basket with 3:57 left in overtime. Thomas twice brought the Kings back within one point but Stephenson's basket and George's two free throws made it a five-point game with 12.6 seconds left.Thornton scored 22 first-quarter points as Sacramento led 37-26 after the opening quarter. The Kings increased the lead to 49-32 four-plus minutes into the second en route to a 60-50 halftime lead and took a five-point advantage into the fourth quarter.GAME NOTEBOOK: Thomas has made at least one 3-pointer in 36 consecutive games, matching Peja Stojakovic for second-longest streak in franchise history, and he stands just three off Mitch Richmond's club mark. … The Pacers improve to 12-3 against Western Conference foes. … Frontcourt starters Derrick Williams (11) and Jason Thompson (10) both reached double figures on the boards as the Kings held a 53-49 rebounding edge.