SACRAMENTO, CA - David West scored a season-best 31 points on 13-of-20 shooting to help lead the Indiana Pacers past the Sacramento Kings, 97-92, on Friday.
West hauled in 11 rebounds and was nearly unstoppable in posting his second consecutive double-double. After hitting the game-winner on Tuesday against the Lakers, George Hill tallied 25 points, eight assists and six rebounds in the victory for Indiana.
Sam Young added 12 points off the bench for the Pacers.
Coming off a loss to Minnesota, DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with 19 points and 16 rebounds. Sacramento was without second-leading scorer, Tyreke Evans, who sat due to a bruised knee.
Marcus Thornton started in his place and finished with 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting. Jimmer Fredette and Francisco Garcia contributed with 12 points apiece in defeat. Garcia hadn't played in a game for Sacramento since Oct. 11 in Los Angeles against the Lakers.