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Hibbert's Career Night Leads Pacers Past Hornets

Last updated on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - Roy Hibbert scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 117-108 win over the New Orleans Hornets in overtime.

New Orleans got off to a quick start, shooting 70 percent from the field in the first half, but only leading 56-53 at intermission.

Trevor Ariza forced overtime when he hit a 16-foot jumper with 5.4 seconds left in regulation.

Indiana dominated the extra session, opening OT with a 13-2 run and cruising the rest of the way.

Six Pacers reached double figures with Paul George adding 20 as the Blue and Gold win their third game in a row.

Trevor Ariza led New Orleans with 21 points with former Pacer Jarrett Jack finishing with 19 points and ten assists as the Hornets fall to a Western Conference worst 7-25.

The Pacers improve to 20-12 as they wrap up the first half of the regular season tonight when they take on the Bobcats in Charlotte.

The Bobcats are a league-worst 4-27 and are coming off a 35-point loss to the Pacers Sunday night in Indianapolis.

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