Pacers complete comeback over Hornets

Charlotte, NC ( – George Hill’s layup with 4.9 seconds left
helped the Indiana Pacers complete a remarkable comeback for a 103-102 win
over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night.

Hill had the ball in his hands in the closing seconds and some
miscommunication between Cody Zeller and Brian Roberts led to the winning
basket. Zeller did a fine job of picking up the screen from the top of the key
as Hill drove the baseline, but he did not finish the play to leave Hill an
open look.

Hill was left alone near the left block because Zeller held up to look for his
man and Roberts appeared to trail the play, thinking Zeller would pick up
Hill. The play ended with Hill converting the open floater, and Roberts missed
a desperation heave from just inside midcourt as time expired.

Indiana erased a 21-point deficit in the third quarter to get a third straight

C.J. Watson led the Pacers with 22 points, while David West and Rodney Stuckey
each had 15 points in the win. Luis Scola also scored 15 points to go along
with 14 rebounds for Indiana.

Al Jefferson supplied 30 points with 13 rebounds and Roberts tallied 19 points
for the Hornets, who have dropped two straight.