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Pacers rally to beat Clippers 111-102 for 2nd road win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Paul George and C.J. Miles returned to help the Indiana Pacers rally past the Los Angeles Clippers with just their second road win of the season.

Thaddeus Young scored 17 points and George added 16 after missing four of the last five games in the Pacers' 111-102 victory on Sunday night that gave them a sweep of the season series for the first time since 2013-14.

Indiana came back from 15 points down in the first quarter and held on after the Clippers got within four in the fourth.

''It was great to have everybody out there contributing. Everybody played a big part in this win,'' George said. ''That's got to be us. We can't put the pressure on one guy. We need this to be a collective effort every night.''

Rodney Stuckey also had 16 points and Jeff Teague added 15 points for the Pacers. Miles had 12 points after missing six games with a sore left knee.

Blake Griffin had 24 points and 16 rebounds for the Clippers, whose two-game winning streak was snapped in their return to Staples Center. They went 3-3 on their recent six-game road trip, including a 91-70 loss at Indiana last week.

Los Angeles led by 15 in the first quarter and appeared on its way to victory, especially when the Pacers missed 15 of 22 shots.

''We didn't get off to a good start. The good thing about that was that we stayed with it,'' Indiana coach Nate McMillan said. ''We started to get stops. We started to make baskets, and we worked our way back into the game, kind of grinded it out.''

Indiana regrouped and eventually led by 20 in the fourth quarter.

That's when the Clippers staged a furious rally, outscoring Indiana 22-9 to close to 98-93.

DeAndre Jordan had a putback dunk off J.J. Redick's missed 3-pointer, but he missed the free throw to leave the Clippers down 104-100.

Los Angeles has lost four of six.

''We couldn't get out of a hole,'' Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. ''They were very confident against us.''

George hit a 3-pointer with 48 seconds to go and Young made a pair of free throws to close out the comeback win.

Jordan had 15 rebounds for the Clippers. Chris Paul added 18 points and 11 assists.

The Pacers took their first lead on a 3-pointer by Teague late in the second quarter when Stuckey scored 10 points, leaving them trailing 52-48 at the break.

Indiana opened the third on a 19-2 run to take a 67-54 lead, with Young scoring eight and George five. The Clippers missed their first 10 shots and finished just 5 of 19 in the quarter. Stuckey's consecutive baskets sent the Pacers into the fourth ahead 83-69.

''They got us,'' Paul said. ''We started off the game well but the third quarter we just didn't have it.''

TIP-INS

Pacers: They narrowly missed a season low in points in the first quarter, saved only by Aaron Brooks making three free throws for 17, one off their season low.

Clippers: Redick hit five 3-pointers in the first half for all of his 15 points. ... Los Angeles tied its season high with 20 turnovers. ... Three of the Clippers' six losses have come at home.

AND THERE WAS BLOOD

George played most of the game with tissue stuffed in his bloody nose.

''It was weird. Out of nowhere I wiped my nose and saw blood,'' he said. ''Maybe it's the air out here. I'm not used to it.''

UP NEXT

Pacers: Visit Western Conference-leading Golden State on Monday night in the second game of a back-to-back. They are 0-3 in such games this season. The Warriors handed Indiana its worst home loss in franchise history with a 120-83 victory on Nov. 21.

Clippers: Host Golden State on Wednesday night in the first meeting of the season between the Pacific Division's top two teams.

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Key Players
P. George
13 SF
C. Paul
3 PG
31.4 Min. Per Game 31.4
17.8 Pts. Per Game 17.8
9.0 Ast. Per Game 9.0
5.3 Reb. Per Game 5.3
44.0 Field Goal % 45.6
38.1 Three Point % 40.9
93.2 Free Throw % 89.8
  24-second shot clock violation turnover 0:01
+ 2 Chris Paul made driving layup 0:25
+ 1 Jeff Teague made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:31
+ 1 Jeff Teague made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:35
+ 1 Jeff Teague made 1st of 2 free throws 0:35
  Personal foul on Jamal Crawford 0:31
  Personal foul on Jamal Crawford 0:31
  Full timeout called 0:35
  Foul 0:34
  Defensive rebound by Paul George 0:41
  Chris Paul missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:43
Team Stats
Points 111 102
Field Goals 39-79 (49.4%) 36-81 (44.4%)
3-Pointers 5-14 (35.7%) 10-30 (33.3%)
Free Throws 28-35 (80.0%) 20-28 (71.4%)
Total Rebounds 42 58
Offensive 5 16
Defensive 31 35
Team 6 7
Assists 21 19
Steals 9 5
Blocks 2 7
Turnovers 11 20
Fouls 24 24
Technicals 1 0
16 PTS, 7 REB, 5 AST
24 PTS, 16 REB, 5 AST
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away team logo Pacers 10-10 17313528111
home team logo Clippers 16-6 28241733102
Team Stats
away team logo Pacers 10-10 107.7 PPG 43 RPG 25.8 APG
home team logo Clippers 16-6 114.6 PPG 45.6 RPG 23.5 APG
Key Players
T. Young SF 12.5 PPG 6.5 RPG 2.4 APG 52.0 FG%
B. Griffin PF PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
T. Young SF 17 PTS 7 REB 2 AST
B. Griffin PF 24 PTS 16 REB 5 AST
49.4 FG% 44.4
35.7 3PT FG% 33.3
80.0 FT% 71.4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Young 17 7 2 7/13 0/0 3/4 4 30 0 1 0 2 5 0 29
P. George 16 7 5 6/13 3/6 1/1 5 34 3 0 2 0 7 0 34
J. Teague 15 1 3 5/12 1/1 4/4 4 35 3 0 0 0 1 0 25
M. Ellis 14 4 1 5/11 0/1 4/5 0 35 1 0 0 0 4 0 21
M. Turner 12 3 3 3/7 0/2 6/10 1 30 1 1 2 0 3 0 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Young 17 7 2 7/13 0/0 3/4 4 30 0 1 0 2 5 0 29
P. George 16 7 5 6/13 3/6 1/1 5 34 3 0 2 0 7 0 34
J. Teague 15 1 3 5/12 1/1 4/4 4 35 3 0 0 0 1 0 25
M. Ellis 14 4 1 5/11 0/1 4/5 0 35 1 0 0 0 4 0 21
M. Turner 12 3 3 3/7 0/2 6/10 1 30 1 1 2 0 3 0 21
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
R. Stuckey 16 3 3 7/10 0/1 2/2 3 21 0 0 2 0 3 0 23
C. Miles 12 5 0 4/7 1/3 3/3 2 15 0 0 2 2 3 0 15
A. Jefferson 6 4 2 2/4 0/0 2/3 2 18 0 0 0 0 4 0 14
A. Brooks 3 1 0 0/1 0/0 3/3 0 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
L. Allen 0 0 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
G. Robinson III 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2 14 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
K. Seraphin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Christmas - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Niang - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 111 36 21 39/79 5/14 28/35 24 240 9 2 11 5 31 0 191
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Griffin 24 16 5 10/21 0/0 4/7 3 34 1 2 3 4 12 0 50
C. Paul 18 2 11 5/9 2/5 6/7 3 35 1 0 5 0 2 0 38
J. Redick 15 3 1 5/15 5/11 0/0 5 31 0 0 2 0 3 0 18
D. Jordan 9 15 0 3/3 0/0 3/5 1 35 2 2 3 4 11 0 25
L. Mbah a Moute 7 4 1 3/5 1/2 0/0 1 27 0 2 3 3 1 0 12
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Griffin 24 16 5 10/21 0/0 4/7 3 34 1 2 3 4 12 0 50
C. Paul 18 2 11 5/9 2/5 6/7 3 35 1 0 5 0 2 0 38
J. Redick 15 3 1 5/15 5/11 0/0 5 31 0 0 2 0 3 0 18
D. Jordan 9 15 0 3/3 0/0 3/5 1 35 2 2 3 4 11 0 25
L. Mbah a Moute 7 4 1 3/5 1/2 0/0 1 27 0 2 3 3 1 0 12
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Crawford 14 2 1 4/10 0/3 6/7 3 27 1 0 2 0 2 0 17
M. Speights 6 3 0 2/7 2/5 0/0 5 12 0 0 0 2 1 0 9
A. Rivers 5 3 0 2/4 0/1 1/2 0 15 0 0 1 1 2 0 7
R. Felton 4 2 0 2/5 0/2 0/0 2 14 0 0 1 2 0 0 5
W. Johnson 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P. Pierce 0 1 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 1 8 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
B. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Stone - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Bass - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 102 51 19 36/81 10/30 20/28 24 241 5 7 20 16 35 0 183