Paul George scored 31 points on 10-of-18 shooting to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 116-92 victory over the Sacramento Kings at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana Tuesday night.
DeMarcus Cousins had another monster game for the Kings despite playing just 30 minutes. Cousins scored 31 points on 12-of-21 shooting from the field, went a perfect seven-of-seven from the free throw line, pulled down 13 rebounds, dished out two assists, had two steals and blocked a shot.
The Pacers raced out to an 11-2 lead, but the Kings quickly closed the gap to one and trailed by just five after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Kings took the lead with an 11-4 run to start the period, but the Pacers answered with a run of their own, a 23-5 spurt that broke the game open and they cruised from there.
David West added 16 points on seven-of-11 shooting, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out three assists while Lance Stephenson scored 13 points on five-of-seven shooting, grabbed five rebounds and dished out five assists.
Rudy Gay was the only Kings’ player in double figures besides Cousins. He had 12 points on five-of-14 shooting.
The Pacers are now 30-7 and head coach Frank Vogel has clinched the best record in the Eastern Conference through February 4, meaning he will coach the All-Star Game. The Kings are now 13-23.