That pushed the Pacers' lead to 72-61 with 8:07 to go in the period, and they maintained their edge throughout.
"We had to let the game come to us in the third quarter and play aggressive defense," Stephenson said.
George hit a 16-foot, pull-up jumper to give the Pacers their biggest lead, 105-89, with 2:15 to play.
The Pacers shot 53.5 percent in beating the Nets for the third time this season. They outscored the Nets 14-2 in the paint in the decisive third quarter and 20-6 in the second half.
Vogel credited Hill with much of his team's success, saying, "I thought George Hill was our best player tonight. He played exceptional defense on Deron Williams, and every time we needed a big basket or timely play, he made it."
The Nets continue their difficult three-game road trip with games in San Antonio and Oklahoma City.
The first half was close throughout, with eight lead changes and five ties. Indiana shot 54 percent before halftime and the Nets made 50 percent.
NOTES: With three 3-pointers, George moved past Austin Croshere into seventh place in franchise history and sixth in NBA history with a total of 378 in his career. . The Nets have been outscored 86-60 in the third quarter of their three games with the Pacers this season. . The Pacers allowed just five offensive rebounds, tying their season low.
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