It didn't exactly feel like a dominating performance when watching it, but Paul George put up a spectacular 23, 12, 12 triple-double as the Pacers snapped a 2-game losing streak to rout the Bobcats 101-77. It was the fourth triple-double registered by a Pacer this season after Roy Hibbert, George Hill and David West.
Danny Granger was reportedly close to returning from knee injury but sat out with flu-like symptoms, while David West's swollen eye suffered in the Brooklyn game prevented him from playing. Didn't matter. Tyler Hansbrough racked up 19 points and 10 rebounds in his first start of the season, and Jeff Pendergraph put up another solid performance in a reserve role with 10 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks in 25 minutes.
The Pacers were falling apart a little bit after those two OT losses at home, and a win against the Bobcatswas exactly what they needed to get back on track.
A nice rest for the rest of the Pacers but Paul George will be busy with the 3-point comp and All-Star game, while Gerald Green will duke it out for his second slam dunk title.