Originally posted on Pacers Pulse  |  Last updated 1/13/13
It's a real shame the Pacers couldn't have held on in this one against the Brooklyn Nets. After exploiting the Nets defense for the majority of the night, the Pacers stopped executing in the 4th and fell from an 8 point lead to lose 97-86, snapping their season-high 4-game winning streak. David West backed up his first career triple-double with 27 points on 11-19 shooting, which is great to see considering he had been in a slump before the last two games. Paul George returned from illness but still didn't look 100%. He had 15 points, 12 rebounds and 6 steals but shot only 6-18 and didn't seem to really have his legs under him. George Hill is also still recovering from bronchitis and had 13 points. The Pacers really could have used Lance Stephenson tonight, but he left the game for good just 6 minutes in after injuring his right foot. The Pacers also could have used Roy Hibbert's offense, if he is capable of ever finding it again. The big fella was again a non-factor on the o...
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