George Hill led the Pacers with 20 points.
The Pacers are in the hunt for the final spot in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.
It was quite a season debut for George, a little more than eight months after his right leg snapped during a Team USA scrimmage in Las Vegas.
The win was Frank Vogel's 200th as a head coach. Vogel, in his fifth season at Indiana, has the most coaching wins in Pacers NBA franchise history.
Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points after nearly missing the game with an eye injury sustained hours before tip-off.
The Nets moved back ahead of Boston and dealt a blow to the Pacers, who fell 1 1/2 games behind Brooklyn.
The playoff push is in full swing for the Pacers [...]
The Pacers say their two-time All-Star will not make his season debut Monday night against Houston
George Hill scored 24 and Roy Hibbert 20 for the Pacers, who dropped their fourth straight and damaged their playoff hopes.
The Pacers visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday.