|Date of game: 11/24/2014
Recap: Dallas vs. Indiana
Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Donald Sloan scored 29 points and the Indiana Pacers never trailed in the second half on the way to a 111-100 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night.
The already banged-up Pacers played without center Roy Hibbert, who sprained his left ankle in Saturday's loss to Phoenix.
They made half of their 3-point attempts and took the lead for good on Sloan's 3 with 1:44 remaining in the second quarter.
"I knew going in that there would be more shots coming towards my way," said Sloan. "Also we played a bit faster. So there would be a lot of shots going up a bit quicker. I kind of took that kind of full stride going into the game. I knew getting a few more shots this game I had to knock them down."
Luis Scola added 14 points in the win and Solomon Hill, Rodney Stuckey, Chris Copeland, Damjan Rudez and Ian Mahinmi all scored at least 10.
Monta Ellis had 24 points and Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 with 11 rebounds for the Mavericks, who have dropped two in a row following a six-game winning streak.
Dallas forward Chandler Parsons called the loss against the short-handed Pacers "embarrassing."
"We have no room for this, especially in the Western Conference, how tight everything is," said Parsons, who scored 16. "There is no excuse for this. We have to come out and play harder, and we can't allow a team like this to come into our place and beat us."
Sloan missed just one of his eight shots in the first half, helping the Pacers take a 55-50 lead into the break.
Dallas' last lead was 47-46 on Brandan Wright's putback with 2:01 remaining in the second quarter. Sloan buried a 3 to spark a 9-1 burst to give Indiana a seven-point advantage.
The Mavs trimmed their deficit to one point three times in the first six minutes of the third quarter, but on each occasion the Pacers followed with a bucket at the other end of the court.
After Dallas pulled within 67-66, Indiana went on a quick 6-0 burst with Sloan scoring the last four points at the foul line.
The Pacers led 85-78 going into the fourth quarter and went ahead by as many as 12.Game Notes
Indiana snapped a two-game losing streak in the series ... The Rockets host
New York on Wednesday ... The Pacers remain in Texas to play San Antonio on