Pacers tops Mavericks for 1st win in Dallas in 8 years

By Stephen Hawkins

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Feb. 3 2012 9:24 p.m. MST

Dallas Mavericks' Delonte West (13) goes up for a shot against Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert left, as Pacers' Danny Granger (33) looks on in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, in Dallas.

Tony Gutierrez, Associated Press

DALLAS — Paul George hit seven 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 30 points, and the Indiana Pacers won in Dallas for the first time in eight years, beating the Mavericks 98-87 Friday night.

The Pacers took the lead for good with seven consecutive points in the first 2 minutes of the second half. George made a go-ahead running layup then had a steal that he turned into a dunk and a free throw.

Indiana won its 10th road game this season, matching Miami for the most in the NBA. The Pacers had lost 11 of their previous 12 road games against the Mavs, the only win in that stretch coming in 2004.

Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 30 points for Dallas on 12-of-17 shooting.

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