MEMPHIS -- Memphis split back-to-back nights against the best of the Eastern Conference, losing by five at Miami on Friday, then dominating the East's top team Indiana, 82-71 on Saturday back at the Grindhouse. By the end of the third quarter, Paul George had six of Indiana's 49 points and everyone in Section 106 had the same amount of rebounds as Roy Hibbert.
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Indiana allows the fewest points a game in the NBA with 92. Memphis only scored 82. The Grizzlies defense, though, dominated the Pacers, who shot only 36.5 percent and scored a season-low 71. Indiana had 49 points after the third quarter and couldn't cut into a double-digit lead that peaked at 15 in the third and on Tony Allen's opening bucket of the fourth quarter. The lead went to double figures with 2:45 left in the first half and never dipped below 11.
It was a forgettable night for Paul George. The Indiana forward scored eight points and hit only 2-of-10.
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