Found January 12, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers didn't need Paul George in the lineup to keep their home winning streak intact. The Pacers shook off a slow start in the first quarter to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 96-88 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday. "I thought we did good job filling in for PG," Pacers forward David West said. "PG has been a rock for us all year. Charlotte poises a difficulty because they're so good up top with Kemba (Walker) and Ben Gordon. They're capable of beating good teams." The victory extended the Pacers' longest winning streak at home since the 2002 season to 10 games. They haven't loss at home since blowing a 17-point second half lead to the San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 23. The Pacers are now half-game behind the New York Knicks for the second seed in the Eastern Conference. George, the team's leading scorer, missed his first game of the season with a case of the flu. It's uncertain if he'll play in Sund...
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