WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Indiana Pacers breezed over the Los Angeles Lakers 118-98 on Tuesday to get the league-best 43-23 record.
The Pacers led by only three points after the first two quarters, but the 34-16 third quarter decided the result of the game.
All-Star Pacers forward Paul George finished with 20 points, including 12 in the third period.
Evan Turner, who joined the Pacers on last weekend in a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers, had 13 points in his Pacers debut.
David West had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Pacers, Roy Hibbert added 10 points, six rebounds and four blocks.
Kent Bazemore finished with a career-high 23 points and Jodie Meeks added 15.