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George's 27 points lead Pacers over Celtics 97-82

Pacers forward Paul George (24) shoots over Boston Celtics guard Jeff Green (8) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Pacers forward Paul George (24) shoots over Boston Celtics guard Jeff Green (8) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Pacers forward Paul George (24) shoots over Boston Celtics guard Jeff Green (8) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP) Gallery: George's 27 points lead Pacers over Celtics 97-82

BOSTON (AP) - Paul George scored 27 points and led a comeback from an eight-point halftime deficit to help the Indiana Pacers improve on the best record in the Eastern Conference with a 97-82 win over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.

Trailing 50-42 at halftime, Indiana outscored Boston 25-8 in the third quarter to take a 67-58 lead. It was the Celtics' lowest scoring quarter of the season. The Pacers kept rolling with a 30-24 fourth quarter and improved to 11-1.

George had 22 points in the second half.

Jordan Crawford had a season-high 24 points, but just five in the second half, and Jeff Green added 20 for the Celtics, who lost their sixth straight game to drop to 4-10 after winning four in a row.

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