“We put ourselves in good position, we just couldn’t finish,” Durant said.
The Pacers wouldn’t allow it.
George broke the tie with a 3 and 2:09 to play, West followed that with two straight mid-range jumpers and Stephenson knocked down a 3 with 34.2 seconds left to give make it 97-91.
“We’re just trying to put together good basketball at this point and hopefully carry it into the playoffs,” West said.
Notes: George welcomed a 15-year-old Cincinnati boy as part of the Make-A-Wish foundation. Roei, a Pacers fans, has been waiting 10 months for a liver/small bowel transplant. ... Indiana finished 35-6 at home and is assured of having the league’s best home record. ... Nick Collison received eight stitches to close a cut above his nose and backup guard Reggie Jackson injured his neck after running into Ian Mahinmi’s pick in the fourth quarter.
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