Hill's tip-in at buzzer lifts Pacers to win
INDIANAPOLIS -- Solomon Hill put back a miss by Rodney Stuckey as time expired, and the Indiana Pacers overcame an early 18-point deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets 88-86 Wednesday night.
Hill finished with six points and the biggest basket of the night. Roy Hibbert had 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Pacers spoiled Lance Stephenson's first trip back to Indianapolis since signing with Charlotte in July.
The Pacers trailed by as many as 18 points in the first half after the Hornets went on a 28-8 run. But Indiana closed the gap to six points by halftime and stayed close with Charlotte for the entire second half.
Luis Scola contributed 15 points and seven rebounds for Indiana.
Stephenson had 10 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Al Jefferson added 28 points and eight rebounds. Kemba Walker was the only other Hornet in double figures with 12 points.