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Paul George scores 28 points and Pacers end preseason with 98-77 win over Mavericks

  • Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion, left, attempts to steal the ball away from Indiana Pacers' C.J. Watson (32) in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion, left, attempts to steal the ball away from Indiana Pacers' C.J. Watson (32) in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Mavericks point guard Monta Ellis (11) passes the ball as Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert (55) defends in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in Dallas.  (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Dallas Mavericks point guard Monta Ellis (11) passes the ball as Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert (55) defends in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Mavericks' DeJuan Blair (45) goes up for a shot against Indiana Pacers', from left, Chris Copeland, C.J. Watson (32), Luis Scola, rear, Ian Mahinmi, of France, and Lance Stephenson, right, in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Dallas Mavericks' DeJuan Blair (45) goes up for a shot against Indiana Pacers', from left, Chris Copeland, C.J. Watson (32), Luis Scola, rear, Ian Mahinmi, of France, and Lance Stephenson, right, in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

Paul George scored 10 of his game-high 28 points in the third quarter and the Indiana Pacers used a 13-0 run to race past the Dallas Mavericks 98-77 on Friday night in the preseason finale for both teams.

Center Roy Hibbert had 14 points and eight rebounds as the Pacers (3-5) closed preseason play with three consecutive victories.

The Mavericks (4-4) were led by forward Dirk Nowitzki with 14 points and small forward Shawn Marion added 10.

The Pacers trailed 51-43, their largest deficit, early in the third period before the 13-point run. They never trailed again, and the final margin equaled their largest lead.

Pacers small forward Danny Granger missed his third consecutive game with a strained calf.

Indiana coach Frank Vogel said Granger's availability for the team's opener on Tuesday at home against Orlando is unclear.