Paul George scores 26 points, leads Indiana Pacers past Atlanta Hawks

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INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George scored 26 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 108-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

David West had 17 points and Lance Stephenson added 13 to help the Pacers beat the Hawks for the second time in three meetings this season.

Kyle Korver scored 19 points, shooting 5 for 7 on 3-pointers, and Lou Williams added 18 points for the Hawks, who have lost six straight.

The Pacers went on a 12-2 run in the third quarter on a basket by West, two 3-pointers by George and a dunk and layup by George Hill to give Indiana a 73-54 lead early in the third.

The Pacers put the game away when Ian Mahinmi converted a three-point play and Danny Granger hit a 3 to take a 101-82 lead.

WARRIORS: Andrew Bogut sat out the last two practices for Golden State after a flare reaction from a cortisone shot in his ailing left shoulder and is out indefinitely.

KINGS: DeMarcus Cousins is coping with a strained hip flexor that is expected to sideline him when the Kings host the Warriors on Wednesday in the first game following the break for both teams.

BULLS: Signed forward Jarvis Varnado to a 10-day contract. A second-round draft pick by Miami in 2010, Varnado played overseas for two seasons. He was averaging 14.1 points in 22 starts for the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League this season.


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