Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/28/12
INDIANAPOLIS -- Rust, what rust? Not even a five-day layoff could stop the Indiana Pacers from continuing to play well. The Pacers picked up their seventh win the past eight games when they beat the Phoenix Suns 97-91 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday. "Defense carried us in this one," Pacers point guard George Hill said. "We knew they were a good offensive team but it came down to getting stops at the end and we did." Point guard George Hill scored 22 points for the Pacers. Paul George added 15 points despite only being 4 of 12 from the field. Point guard Sebastian Telfair scored 19 points for Phoenix, which has lost four straight games. The Pacers had to hold off the Suns to avoid officially collapsing. After falling by behind by two, Pacers power forward David West made a jumper from the top of the key to put them up 87-85 with about 3 minutes left the game. George then made two free throws and West added two free throws and a jumper to give them a 93-88 lead with 57...
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