George helps Pacers draw level

Paul George scores game-high 27 points and helps his side beat Atlanta to draw level in the first-round playoff series.

    Paul George's (24) 27 points were key in the Pacers' win in the second game [Reuters]
    Paul George's (24) 27 points were key in the Pacers' win in the second game [Reuters]

    Paul George scored a game-high 27 points as the top-seeded Indiana Pacers recovered from their first-game loss to tie their first-round playoff series against Atlanta at 1-1 with a 101-85 win.

    Luis Scola came off the bench to supply 20 points while point guard George Hill added 15 points.

    Elsewhere, DeMar DeRozan's game-high 30 points led the Toronto Raptors to a 100-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, which locked the best-of-seven series at 1-1.

    Toronto centre Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 14 rebounds as the Raptors outscored the Nets 36-29 in the final quarter to seize the win.

    Bradley Beal scored 26 points, including nine points in the final five minutes of the fourth quarter, as the Washington Wizards rallied to pull out an 101-99 overtime victory over the Chicago Bulls.

    Fifth-seeded Washington will head home with a 2-0 lead in the first-round series after limiting the Bulls to 12 points in the final 12 minute of the game.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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