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         === Pacers try to extend winning streak with Jazz in town ===
 
 (SportsNetwork.com)  - The  Indiana Pacers  are in  the midst  of a  four-game
 winning  streak  and they'll try  to make it five  Sunday night when they host
 the Utah Jazz.
 
 The  Pacers  collected their fourth  consecutive victory Saturday night with a
 102-97 road win over the Boston Celtics. Indiana has won three straight as the
 host.
 
 Paul  George had  25  points, eight  rebounds and  three  steals, while  Lance
 Stephenson tallied 16 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Roy Hibbert added
 15 points and five boards for Indiana.
 
 "Good  win for our guys. Good balance amongst the starters," Pacers head coach
 Frank Vogel said.
 
 Point  guard George  Hill sat  out  against the  Celtics with  a bruised  left
 shoulder.  His  status for Sunday  is unknown, but  C.J. Watson started in his
 place and managed seven points.
 
 Newly  acquired Evan  Turner scored 17 points  off the bench and saw some time
 handling the ball.
 
 The Pacers will host the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, then head south for
 a three-game road trip.
 
 The  Jazz began a  six-game eastern road trip Friday night in Cleveland and it
 was  a painful  stop at Quicken Loans  Arena. The Cavs squashed the Jazz 99-79
 behind a triple-double from All-Star Kyrie Irving.
 
 Gordon Hayward paced Utah with 18 points, Richard Jefferson chipped in 13, and
 Alec  Burks added  11 in the loss.  The Jazz had their two-game winning streak
 snapped.
 
 "(The  Cavaliers) were the aggressive team," said Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin. "I
 thought  our defense  held us in there  in the first half. We didn't shoot our
 best, but I thought our defense held us in it."
 
 The  Jazz held the  Cavs under 50 percent from the field and just 26.7 percent
 from  the 3-point  line. Cleveland committed more turnovers than Utah, but the
 Cavs  demolished the Jazz on the glass to the tune of 56-31. Three Cavaliers -
 Irving,  Spencer  Hawes and Tristan  Thompson -  all reached double figures in
 rebounding.
 
 The  Jazz  fell to 7-21  on the road,  which is the  worst mark in the Western
 Conference.
 
 The  Pacers beat  the Jazz by nine in  Salt Lake City on Dec. 4 and have taken
 three  of the last  four meetings. Indiana is 3-1 in its last four hosting the
 Jazz.
 
 03/02 09:24:40 ET

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