George, Pacers rally past Pelicans

The Sports Xchange/Reuters

Posted at Jan 05 2014 01:07 PM | Updated as of Jan 05 2014 09:07 PM

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (23) dribbles against Indiana Pacers power forward David West (21) during the first period of the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Photo by Marc Lebryk, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Pacers 99, Pelicans 82

Forward Paul George scored 24 points to rally the Indiana Pacers to a 99-82 come-from-behind win over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Guard Lance Stephenson added 19 points, 14 that helped spark the Pacers' second-half surge.

The Pacers managed to overcome a dismal 35 percent shooting from the field during the opening quarter with the help of its bench during the second quarter to slowly start chipping away at the Pelicans' 27-15 first quarter lead.

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Bulls 91, Hawks 84

Forward Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points off the bench to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 91-84 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

Forward Luol Deng added 17 points and the Bulls had three players produce double-doubles.

Deng grabbed 11 rebounds, while forward Taj Gibson and center Joakim Noah both finished with 10 points and 12 boards.

Guard Jeff Teague and forward Paul Millsap led Atlanta with 16 points each.