INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Copeland had 22 points and David West scored 16 to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 98-93 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.
Indiana erased a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit with an 18-3 run that began with Lavoy Allen hit a jumper with 7:35 to play in the quarter. The Pacers outscored Dallas 37-19 in the final period.
David Sloan scored 12 of his 15 points for the Pacers in the fourth.
The Pacers finally took the lead for good, 95-93, when Allen took the inbounds pass and immediately found Sloan cutting through the lane for the layup.
Richard Jefferson and Gal Mekel led Dallas with 19 points each. Al-Farouq Aminu contributed a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds
West left the game in the third quarter with a right ankle injury. He did not return for the Pacers.