DALLAS -- Paul George scored 10 of his game-high 28 points in the third quarter and the Indiana Pacers used a 13-0 run to race past the Dallas Mavericks 98-77 on Friday night in the preseason finale for both teams.
Center Roy Hibbert had 14 points and eight rebounds as the Pacers (3-5) closed preseason play with three consecutive victories.
The Pacers trailed 51-43, their largest deficit, early in the third period before the 13-point run. They never trailed again, and the final margin equaled their largest lead.
Pacers small forward Danny Granger missed his third consecutive game with a strained calf.
Indiana coach Frank Vogel said Granger's availability for the team's opener on Tuesday at home against Orlando is unclear.
Re-signing Kevin Durant is a chance to cement Durant's history in Oklahoma City. So how will the Thunder convince the summer's top free agent to stay?
The Thunder have been making calls around the NBA seeking to clear salary-cap space in a move some executives say is aimed at landing Al Horford in addition to Kevin Durant, sources say.
Already snubbed by Kevin Durant, Mitch Kupchak and the Lakers are preparing to miss landing a major free agent for the fourth straight year.