Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - The Indiana Pacers were on the cusp of their third straight blowout defeat and a nearly insurmountable climb to earn the Eastern Conference's second seed.
But then they woke up.
And in a hurry.
Paul George's go-ahead 3-pointer with 29 seconds left lifted the Pacers to a 99-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Indiana trailed by 20 after three, but a 17-0 run in the fourth got the Pacers back in it and George Hill's three-point play in transition following a Lance Stephenson steal gave them their first lead of the second half, 93-92, with 46.5 seconds left.
Kyrie Irving hit two free throws to put Cleveland back on top, but Hill drove and found a wide-open Paul George in the left corner at the other end and he buried the 3-pointer to make it 96-94.
Irving was called for a charge on the Cavs' next touch and Jeff Pendergraph split a pair of free throws to keep it a one-possession game. But Wayne Ellington missed a right wing triple and George calmly sunk two free throws with six ticks remaining to seal the victory.