MYLES Turner and Paul George took over in overtime to lift Indiana past Dallas, 130-121, at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indiana on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).
The Pacers started on fire in the first quarter, with Turner pouring in 10 of his 12 first half points in the period, to build a 33-21 lead. But JJ Barea dropped 11 points in the second frame to keep the Mavs close at the break, 52-59.
Indiana closed the third quarter with a comfortable lead, 94-85, thanks to CJ Miles who poured in eight points in the period. But Seth Curry and Barea led a 9-0 run for the Mavs to tie the game 94-all, at the 9:52 mark.
A Barea triple gave Dallas its first taste of the lead, 97-96, with 8:02 left, and it was back-and-forth match before Harrison Barnes sank a three with 2 seconds left to force the game into overtime as Turner missed his three point attempt at the buzzer.
The match was still close in the extra period until George and Turner led a late rally to get the Pacers comfortably ahead, 127-118, with 34 ticks left before holding off the Mavs for good.
Turner had 30 points and 16 rebounds to lead Indiana, while George added 25. New Pacers point guard Jeff Teague chipped in 20.
Deron Williams led the Mavs with 25 points but was held scoreless in the fourth period and overtime. Dirk Nowitzki and Barea each had 22 markers, while Barnes chipped in 19.