The Indiana Pacers are being tested, and doing well.
First, a win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday to move into a tie for first in the Central Division. Then, a 114-103 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.
Now the Pacers will go on Philadelphia tonight for the league’s only back-to-back-to-back and will wrap up the four games in five nights week at home against Toronto on Friday.
You definitely feel it, Indiana’s Paul George said. I felt it tonight, really. But once the game starts going, everything goes out the window.
George scored a game-high 29 points along with five rebounds to lead the Pacers, who have won 15 straight games at home, their longest home streak since winning 25 straight in the 1999-00 season.
David West had 15 points and seven rebounds and George Hill added 15 points and eight assists to help the Pacers to their fourth straight victory overall to tie their longest streak of the season.
Jeff Teague had 24 points and eight assists and Al Horford had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead the Hawks, who have lost three of their last four.
Hill hit a three-pointer with 6:28 left to play to give the Pacers a 100-84 lead, their largest advantage of the game.
ROCKETS 140, GOLDEN STATE 109: Houston tied an NBA record and set a franchise mark with 23 three-pointers in its home victory over the Warriors.
Jeremy Lin sank a career-high five three-pointers and scored 28 points.
Jarrett Jack scored 20 points and David Lee had 18 for the Warriors.
LAKERS 92, NETS 83: In New York, Kobe Bryant had 21 points and eight rebounds, and Los Angeles overcame the absences of Dwight Howard (shoulder) and Metta World Peace (suspended) and the loss of Pau Gasol to a foot injury in the fourth quarter.
Antawn Jamison, starting for the suspended World Peace, made the go-ahead basket during a closing 14-3 run for the Lakers, who have won three straight.
SUNS 96, GRIZZLIES 90: In Memphis, Tenn., Goran Dragic scored 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter help Phoenix snap a two-game losing streak.
Marcin Gortat led the Suns with 20 points.
Jerryd Bayless scored a season-high 29 points to lead the Grizzlies.