Pacers take commanding series lead with 95-92 win over Wizards
Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) shoots past Washington Wizards forward Nene from Brazil (42) during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff game in Washington, Sunday, May 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Howard Fendrich, The Associated Press
Published Sunday, May 11, 2014 10:57PM EDT
WASHINGTON - Paul George poured in a career playoff-high 39 points and added 12 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers back from a 19-point deficit and past the Washington Wizards 95-92 on Sunday night to move one victory away from returning to the Eastern Conference finals.
The Pacers lead the second-round series 3-1 and can close it out Tuesday night, hosting Game 5.
George played 46 minutes and scored 28 points after halftime Sunday, including making six of his franchise playoff-record-tying seven 3-pointers.
Roy Hibbert had 17 points and nine rebounds, continuing his recent surge after a poor-as-can-be start to the series. He helped Indiana overcome Washington's 32-2 advantage in bench scoring.