George’s 30 power Pacers to 112-104 win over Pistons

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 6: Paul George #13 of the Indiana Pacers shoots the ball against the Detroit Pistons on February 6, 2016 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George scored 30 points to help the Indiana Pacers hold on for a 112-104 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.

Indiana nearly squandered a 20-point third-quarter lead, but held on thanks to five missed free throws from Andre Drummond in the game’s final 3:30. Leading 104-100 with just more than a minute to play, Monta Ellis and George Hill hit the two shots Indiana needed to seal the win.

Reggie Jackson led Detroit with 26 points. Anthony Tolliver scored a season-high 17 points. Drummond finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds for his 43rd double-double through 52 games.

George Hill scored 17 points and Myles Turner added 16 for the Pacers.