Pacers beat Wizards for 6th straight home win

Pacers beat Wizards for 6th straight home win
January 2, 2013, 9:37 pm
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 2: Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers goes to the basket against Shelvin Mack #22 of the Washington Wizards on January 2, 2013 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Paul George had 29 points and 13 rebounds, D.J. Augustin scored 18 points, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Washington Wizards 89-81 on Wednesday night.

George had 10 points in the first quarter as the Central Division-leading Pacers (19-13) led by as many as 17 points against the team with the NBA's worst record.

The Wizards (4-26) wouldn't go away easily, battling back to within 51-49 in the third quarter before the Pacers pulled away.

Roy Hibbert added 13 points for the Pacers, who won their sixth straight home game. Ian Mahinmi added nine points and 11 rebounds.

Jordan Crawford scored 20 points for Washington, which fell to 1-14 on the road this season. Kevin Seraphin scored 16, Nene added 15 points and Bradley Beal scored 14 for the Wizards.