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Friday May 2nd, 2014

Paul George will be a Pacer for the foreseeable future. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images) Paul George scored 24 points in the Game 6 win against the Atlanta Hawks. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images)

The NBA announced it will not punish Indiana Pacers forward Paul George or reserve forward Rasual Butler for leaving the bench during a second-quarter scuffle during Game 6 of their first round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.

George and Butler stepped off of the bench and onto the court with 19 seconds remaining in the first half of the Pacers’ 95-88 win over the Atlanta after Pacers guard George Hill and Atlanta's Mike Scott got into it.

Hill and Scott drew technical fouls for the altercation. The league rule states that “during an altercation, all players not participating in the game must remain in the immediate vicinity of their bench. Violators will be suspended, without pay, for a minimum of one game and fined up to $50,000."

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The series is tied at three games apiece. Game 7 will decide things Saturday night in Indianapolis.

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