INDIANAPOLIS – Pacers fans start to think about partying like its 1999-2000.
For a 15th consecutive time the Indiana Pacers won a game at home on Tuesday night, beating the Hawks 114-103 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, surpassing the previous high of 14-straight set back in the 2002-2003 season.
It’s still ten short of the Pacers’ All-Time record set in the Eastern Conference champion 1999-2000 team, but the victories have helped the team climb to the top of the Central Division standings and go up to third in the Eastern Conference.
Paul George led the way with 29 points and had 11 of those in the third quarter, when the Pacers outscored Atlanta by ten to break the game open.
George Hill and David West each added 15 points as the team took their second game in a stretch of three-in-a-row-the only time they’ll do so this season. Wednesday they’ll complete the stretch with a game against the Sixers in Philadelphia.