Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/17/14
SACRAMENTO -- Indiana's David West scored a season-high 31 points and, combined with a solid defensive effort, helped to give the Pacers a 97-92 victory over the Sacramento Kings before an announced crowd of 12,544 at Sleep Train Arena on Friday night. As has been their custom this season, the Kings fell behind early and spent the better part of the game attempting to rally. West helped that by showing why he is regarded as one of the game's better clutch front-court scorers. West's assortment of mid-range fadeaway jumpers was more than the Kings could handle. With Indiana leading, 95-92, the Kings had a chance to tie, but Marcus Thornton missed a 25-foot, three-point attempt with five seconds left. George Hill made two free-throws with 2.9 seconds to ice the game. Hill scored 25 points and had eight assists to support West's performance. DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings (4-11) with 19 points and 16 rebounds. The Pacers held a 43-40 halftime lead as West ca...
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