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Kobe rallies Lakers, but Pacers hold off L.A. 89-87

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 8: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers waves to fans after the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on February 8, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Pacers defeated the Lakers 89-87. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s Paul George scored all seven of his second-half points in the final 71 seconds Monday night and Monta Ellis made two free throws with 20.6 seconds left to seal an 89-87 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

George finished with 21 points and nine rebounds. Myles Turner added 14 points and 13 rebounds on a night the Pacers (28-24) blew a 17-point second-half lead, then scored nine straight points for the win.

Kobe Bryant scored 19 points in his final appearance in Indianapolis. He made three straight 3-pointers to give the Lakers an 82-79 lead with 2:30 left to play. But he also missed two 3s in the final 20 seconds.

When he was pulled out of the game with 10.8 seconds to go, the Pacers’ crowd serenaded him with chants of “Ko-be, Ko-be.”

But the Lakers (11-43) have still lost 12 of their last 15.

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