David West scored a game-high 27 points against the Warriors on Tuesday with seven boards, two assists, one block and one steal in 34 minutes.
The Scoop:He took advantage of a matchup with David Lee and is coming off a 25-point game against a weak Jazz defense. West's scoring numbers have been trending up as the season has gone along and he's off to a terrific start in March. He is durable and his previous seasons suggest he should have a nice finish in his 11th year.
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers realize how the remainder of the NBA season will play out for them. Forward David West helped the Pacers survive another near upset Sunday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, scoring a game-high 25 points in a 94-91 victory over the Utah Jazz. The Pacers rallied from a 12-point deficit to win their fifth straight game, all over teams in the bottom half of the NBA. Forward Paul George added 22 points for Indiana.
The Indiana Pacers played just well enough to beat an inferior opponent, which has been the way most of their five-game win streak has gone. David West scored 25 points, Paul George added 22, and the Pacers beat the Utah Jazz 94-91 on Sunday night. Indianapolis native Gordon Hayward had 21 points and Derrick Favors scored 17 for the Jazz, nine of them in the first eight minutes as Utah opened a 14-4 lead. A dunk from Favors cut the Pacers' lead to 89-86 with a minute left to play, and West missed a jumper to give Utah a chance to tie with 35 seconds remaining.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Forward David West scored 25 points and forward Paul George scored 22, leading the Indiana Pacers from a 12-point deficit to a 94-91 victory over the Utah Jazz at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday. West and George combined for 21 points in the third quarter, when a 13-3 run helped the Pacers (46-13) take the lead for good. Guard Gordon Hayward, an Indianapolis native who played at Butler University, led Utah (21-38) with 21 points. Utah center Derrick Favors added 17 points and had a game-high 10 rebounds.