Pacers rally from 25 down, beat Pistons in OT

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) goes to the basket past Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) goes to the basket past Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Paul George scored 30 points and the Indiana Pacers rallied from a 25-point second-quarter deficit to beat the Detroit Pistons 112-104 in overtime on Saturday night.

Evan Turner added 20 points for the Pacers, and David West scored six of his 15 points in overtime. Indiana leads Miami by 3½ games in the race for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

Josh Smith scored 23 points for the Pistons, who lost star center Andre Drummond in the first quarter to a neck injury. Drummond was able to walk off with some assistance, but he was expected to have further testing.

Detroit led 56-31 in the second quarter but couldn’t hold on.

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