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Paul George beats buzzer to end third quarter (GIF)


The Indianapolis Pacers have made it clear: they care deeply about ending the regular season with the best record in the Eastern Conference and getting the number one seed.

In order to do so, they can seldom afford to stub their toe in winnable games on the road. That is the situation they find themselves in on Tuesday night as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers in the Staples Center.

Star forward Paul George and the Pacers played an underwhelming first half and let the game stay close with the Kobe Bryant-less Lakers for longer than they would have liked.

George helped take the air out of the Lakers by draining this contested three-pointer to end the 3rd quarter with his team up 10 points, 79-69.

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The make was only George’s fourth on the night out of 17 attempts. Gulp. Call it the Jimmy Kimmel curse?

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