The Indiana Pacers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 104-92 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The Pacers improved to 35-9, and the Lakers fell to 16-30.
David West led the way for Indiana with 19 points and eight rebounds. Lance Stephenson secured a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds. The Pacers had a difficult shooting night at 42.4% from the field, but dominated the glass with a 63-50 rebounding advantage.
The Lakers shot poorly from the field at 39.4%. They are currently riding a five game losing streak, and need to stop shooting bricks.
Indiana top performers: David West and Lance Stephenson see above. Paul George scored 14 points along with five rebounds, six assists, and two steals. George Hill netted 13 points, grabbed seven boards, and dished out three assists. Roy Hibbert secured a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Danny Granger finished with 10 points and six rebounds.
Los Angeles top performers: Pau Gasol scored 21 points and grabbed 13 boards. Jodie Meeks netted 21 points, two rebounds, and two steals. Nick Young had 12 points, and Kendall Marshall scored 11 points and dropped 13 dimes. Ryan Kelly finished with 10 points and three rebounds.
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Next game: Indiana plays Phoenix on Thursday at 7 pm ET. The Lakers play Charlotte on Friday at 10:30 pm ET.