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George leads Pacers past Pistons 103-97

By Cliff Brunt

Associated Press

Published: Monday, April 23 2012 7:55 p.m. MDT

Detroit Pistons' Jason Maxiell reacts after a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers Monday, April 23, 2012, in Indianapolis.

Darron Cummings, Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George scored 12 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Detroit Pistons 103-97 on Monday night.

George made 13 of 15 free throws and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Pacers. David West scored 20 points and Leandro Barbosa and Tyler Hansbrough added 13 points each for Indiana.

Pacers coach Frank Vogel rested regular starters Danny Granger, Roy Hibbert and George Hill since Indiana is locked into the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Greg Monroe scored 18 points, Brandon Knight had 16 and Tayshaun Prince added 14 for the Pistons.

Detroit held the Pacers to 38 percent shooting, but Indiana forced 18 turnovers and outrebounded the Pistons 56-42. Indiana outscored the Pistons 29-13 from the free-throw line.

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