Pacers rally in 4th quarter, beat Mavericks 98-93

Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland (22) drives past Dallas Mavericks forward Charlie Villaueva in the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Indiana won 98-93. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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