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Pacers team effort shoots them past Rockets

Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul George led six Indiana scorers in double figures with 24 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds, as the Pacers pounded the Houston Rockets, 114-81, on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Lance Stephenson supplied 16 points, six boards, and six assists, Luis Scola scored 13, and David West and George Hill each netted 12 points for the Pacers, who were coming off back-to-back losses for the first time all season.

Former All-Star Danny Granger made his season debut for the Pacers after missing the entire season with a strained left calf and all but five games last season thanks to a knee injury. Granger finished with five points in just over 22 minutes.

Dwight Howard led the Rockets with 19 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks, while James Harden managed just 12 points on 3-of-14 shooting from the field in the setback, Houston's third in its last five games.

12/20 22:48:02 ET