WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Indiana Pacers beat the Sacramento Kings 116-92 on Tuesday to clinch the Eastern Conference coaching spot for 2014 NBA All-Star Games.
The Pacers were currently holding the league-best 30-7 record, good enough to keep themselves in the Conference top two before Feb. 2. As a result, Vogel seal the coach place as the Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra was ineligible for last year's All-Star coaching.
Paul George got a team-high 31 points for the Pacers. David West finished with 16. Lance Stephenson contributed 13 points, five rebounds and five assists.
The Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, who was named Player of the Week on Monday, had 31 points. Rudy Gay bagged 12. All other Kings players failed to get double digits.