Video: Pacers' Paul George throws down poster dunk over Sixers' Henry Sims
For the second time in a week, the lowly Sixers succeeded in making things too close for comfort for the Pacers, but George was able to slam the door during the game's final minute.
With less than 45 seconds remaining and the Pacers leading 94-87, George beat Hollis Thompson off the dribble to his right as he took off for the hoop. Sims, a 23-year-old second-year big man who went undrafted out of Georgetown, rushed over from the weak side to provide help.
Sims wasn't quick enough with the rotation to step in and take a charge, so George drove hard at the hoop in search of a right-handed finish. After he elevated, George leaned and twisted to avoid contact to his body from Sims, but he was still able to stay balanced long enough to complete the highlight slam while also getting the and-one call from the officials.
George finished with 24 points (on 4-for-14 shooting), eight rebounds and two assists for the Pacers. Lance Stephenson scored a game-high 25 points (on 8-for-16 shooting) and added five rebounds in the win.
Thaddeus Young tallied a team-high 23 points (on 9-for-19 shooting), five rebounds and two blocks for the Sixers. Sims added nine points (on 3-for-10 shooting) and 11 rebounds in the loss. Indiana improved its conference-leading record to 50-17 with the victory. Philadelphia dropped to 15-52 with its franchise-record 21st straight loss.