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Hill scores 19 as Pacers beat Bobcats 96-88

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Hill scores 19 as Pacers beat Bobcats 96-88

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) George Hill scored 19 points, D.J. Augustin added a season-high 18 and the Indiana Pacers beat the Charlotte Bobcats 96-88 Saturday night for their fourth straight win.

Lance Stephenson had 17 points and David West scored 14 points to help the Central Division-leading Pacers, playing without leading scorer Paul George (illness), get their sixth win in seven games. Recently signed Dominic McGuire started in place of George.

Ben Gordon scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Bobcats, and Kemba Walker had 16 on 5-for-9 shooting.

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Oshie gets warm All-Star welcome on St. Louis return, scores with dad in attendance

Oshie gets warm All-Star welcome on St. Louis return, scores with dad in attendance

Former St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie was welcomed back to Enterprise Arena fondly by the NHL All-Star crowd that included his family.

At the end of Oshie's entrance on to the ice, the camera showed plenty of Blues players cheering for him. In seven seasons with St. Louis, Oshie played 443 games and talled 310 points (110 G, 200 A) and a +71 plus/minus rating. He even served as an alternate captain for his final two seasons before being traded to the Capitals for Troy Brouwer, Pheonix Copley and a 2016 third-round draft pick. 

That wasn't all for Oshie's All-Star performance -- he scored 5:29 into the first period to give the Metropolitan Division team a 3-2 lead.

Oshie is the eighth Capitals player in franchise history to score in the NHL All-Star Game.

Oshie's family, including his dad, Tim, affectionately known as "Coach Osh," was in attendance to witness his first All-Star appearance, making the moment even more special.

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John Carlson becomes first Capitals defenseman to score in NHL All-Star Game

John Carlson becomes first Capitals defenseman to score in NHL All-Star Game

In his second NHL All Star appearance, John Carlson became the first Capitals defenseman ever to score in the marquee event when he put the Metro Division on board with a little help from his Washington teammates.

In a full-rink effort, T.J. Oshie slings Braden Holtby's save to Mat Barzal at center ice, who passes it over to Carlson at the opposite faceoff dot for a quick one-timer just 2:13 in to the first period. This was the Metro Division's first goal of the night. 

Enough said.

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