Monday, April 23, 2018
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George helps Pacers set 3-point mark in blowout win

WASHINGTON — Pacers forward Paul George thinks his team doesn't get enough attention.

With more nights like Tuesday, they will.

George scored a season-high 40 and made seven 3-pointers, part of a franchise-record 19 by Indiana in a 123-106 victory over the Wizards.

C.J. Miles added 32 points, his most since joining the Pacers before the start of last season, as Indiana won for the ninth time in 11 games following an 0-3 start.

"We always get overlooked," George said. "We're still getting used to the system, but now we're flowing."

Miles made 8 of 9 3-pointers and George also missed only once from deep as the Pacers tied their season scoring high set Saturday against the Bucks.

Indiana finished 73.1 percent (19-of-26) from 3-point range, crushing their previous season high of 44.4 percent (12-of-27).

"First time I've seen something like that," said George, smiling and shaking his head.

Said frustrated Wizards guard Bradley Beal: "When I'm standing this close to you and you're still making shots, I mean, what else do you want us to do?"

Gary Neal scored 23 points off the bench for the Wizards, whose three-game winning streak was snapped.

Beal added 20 points and John Wall 18 for Washington, which has lost five of its six games when it allows more than 110 points.

"We have to let this one go," Wizards coach Randy Wittman said.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Mike Conley scored 21, Jeff Green added 19 and seven players reached double figures for the host Grizzlies in a 110-96 victory over the Mavericks, Memphis' fifth in six games. … Paul Millsap scored 25, Jeff Teague added 16 and the host Hawks beat the Celtics 121-97. Atlanta had lost four of five.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: The Hawks retired Dikembe Mutombo's No. 55 jersey to honor the longtime shot blocker's Hall of Fame enshrinement. Mutombo signed as a free agent in 1996 to make Atlanta the second stop on an 18-year career he spent with five other teams. … Spurs star Tony Parker had a walk on the wild side this week and named three African lion cubs at the San Antonio Zoo after his wife, their son and himself. Zoo officials said Parker decided on Axelle, Josh and T.P. after making the top bid for the naming rights.

Pacers 123, Wizards 106

INDIANA (123): Miles 10-16 4-4 32, George 14-19 5-6 40, Mahinmi 3-7 1-3 7, G.Hill 5-11 2-2 14, Ellis 4-9 2-4 10, Stuckey 2-6 0-0 5, J.Hill 2-4 2-4 6, Allen 2-6 0-0 4, Budinger 2-2 0-0 5, Young 0-0 0-0 0, S.Hill 0-0 0-0 0, Robinson III 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 44-80 16-23 123.

WASHINGTON (106): Porter 2-8 2-2 7, Humphries 0-1 0-0 0, Gortat 4-10 2-4 10, Wall 5-9 5-5 18, Beal 9-22 0-1 20, Dudley 2-4 0-0 5, Sessions 4-5 1-2 10, Nene 3-3 5-8 11, Temple 1-5 0-0 2, Neal 8-14 2-2 23, Blair 0-1 0-0 0, Oubre Jr. 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 38-83 17-24 106.

Indiana 33 29 31 30— 123

Washington 31 30 21 24— 106

3-Point GoalsIndiana 19-26 (Miles 8-9, George 7-8, G.Hill 2-5, Budinger 1-1, Stuckey 1-2, Ellis 0-1), Washington 13-33 (Neal 5-8, Wall 3-4, Beal 2-8, Sessions 1-1, Dudley 1-3, Porter 1-4, Oubre Jr. 0-1, Humphries 0-1, Temple 0-3). ReboundsIndiana 45 (Mahinmi 9), Washington 50 (Gortat 9). AssistsIndiana 25 (G.Hill, Ellis 5), Washington 27 (Wall, Gortat 5). Total FoulsIndiana 18, Washington 18. A15,486 (20,308).

Grizzlies 110, Mavericks 96

DALLAS (96): Parsons 3-9 0-0 6, Nowitzki 5-15 2-2 14, Pachulia 2-6 9-10 13, Williams 3-8 3-4 10, Matthews 3-8 2-2 11, Felton 5-8 2-2 16, Powell 1-6 0-0 2, Barea 5-10 6-6 16, Anderson 1-2 1-2 3, Evans 1-1 0-0 3, Villanueva 1-4 0-0 2, Jenkins 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-77 25-28 96.

MEMPHIS (110): Barnes 5-14 1-2 14, Je.Green 8-14 2-2 19, Gasol 4-12 7-7 15, Conley 8-17 4-4 21, Allen 2-5 6-8 11, Chalmers 4-7 6-10 14, Lee 0-5 0-0 0, Ja.Green 5-7 2-2 13, Carter 1-4 1-2 3, Ennis 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-86 29-37 110.

Dallas 17 19 24 36— 96

Memphis 21 25 36 28— 110

3-Point GoalsDallas 11-34 (Felton 4-4, Matthews 3-7, Nowitzki 2-5, Evans 1-1, Williams 1-4, Powell 0-1, Pachulia 0-1, Anderson 0-1, Villanueva 0-2, Barea 0-4, Parsons 0-4), Memphis 7-21 (Barnes 3-9, Je.Green 1-1, Ja.Green 1-1, Allen 1-2, Conley 1-4, Lee 0-1, Chalmers 0-1, Carter 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsDallas 57 (Nowitzki, Pachulia 10), Memphis 50 (Gasol 10). AssistsDallas 22 (Barea, Matthews 4), Memphis 20 (Conley 6). Total FoulsDallas 25, Memphis 24. A17,381 (18,119).

Hawks 121, Celtics 97

BOSTON (97): Crowder 3-11 0-0 6, Johnson 1-4 2-2 4, Sullinger 2-5 3-7 7, Thomas 3-11 6-6 14, Bradley 10-17 1-2 25, Olynyk 1-3 0-0 2, Turner 2-8 4-5 8, Lee 5-9 0-0 10, Hunter 5-6 0-0 12, Jerebko 0-6 2-2 2, Zeller 0-0 2-2 2, Rozier 1-1 0-0 2, Young 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 34-82 20-26 97.

ATLANTA (121): Sefolosha 7-8 1-1 15, Millsap 10-14 5-5 25, Horford 5-10 0-0 11, Teague 4-10 7-9 16, Korver 6-10 0-0 15, Muscala 1-3 0-0 3, Patterson 3-5 1-2 10, Schroder 1-7 4-4 6, Scott 6-8 1-1 15, Hardaway Jr. 1-3 0-0 3, Mack 1-2 0-0 2, Holiday 0-0 0-0 0, Tavares 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 45-80 19-22 121.

Boston 28 20 25 24— 97

Atlanta 33 24 24 40— 121

3-Point GoalsBoston 9-21 (Bradley 4-8, Hunter 2-3, Thomas 2-5, Young 1-1, Olynyk 0-1, Crowder 0-3), Atlanta 12-24 (Korver 3-3, Patterson 3-5, Scott 2-3, Teague 1-2, Hardaway Jr. 1-2, Muscala 1-3, Horford 1-3, Millsap 0-1, Schroder 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsBoston 38 (Johnson 7), Atlanta 54 (Millsap 9). AssistsBoston 23 (Turner 7), Atlanta 33 (Teague 9). Total FoulsBoston 19, Atlanta 25. TechnicalsBoston defensive three second. A18,968 (18,729).

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