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                          === Pacers crush Lakers ===
 
 Indianapolis,  IN (SportsNetwork.com)  - Paul George netted 20 points, grabbed
 seven  rebounds and handed out six assists, and Indiana used a dominant second
 half to hand the Los Angeles Lakers a 118-98 drubbing.
 
 George  Hill scored  14 points, David West  added 11 with 12 rebounds and Evan
 Turner,  making his  Pacers debut after a trade deadline deal brought him over
 from Philadelphia, chipped in with 13 points off the bench.
 
 "He  knows how  to make the right  basketball play. He's not out there forcing
 action," Indiana head coach Frank Vogel said of Turner.
 
 Lance  Stephenson  donated  13  points  and nine  boards  for  Indiana,  which
 outscored the Lakers in the second half by a 61-44 margin to earn a rare sweep
 of the season series, their first since the 1991-92 campaign.
 
 Kent  Bazemore scored  a career-high 23 points  in LA's sixth loss in its last
 seven games.
 
 "I  think he  can play,"  Lakers head  coach Mike  D'Antoni said  of Bazemore.
 "Defensively,  especially, he's  very  good  at doubling.  He's  very good  at
 reading  stuff  and he's a  pretty good one-on-one defender.  He does a lot of
 stuff."
 
 The  Lakers trailed by a dozen less than seven minutes in when Roy Hibbert put
 back a Stephenson miss to give the Pacers an 18-6 cushion.
 
 Still, it took until the third quarter for Indiana to really pull away.
 
 A  Pau Gasol  jumper early in the third  had LA within a point, 59-58, only to
 have the hosts score 12 of the next 13 to rebuild the double-digit lead.
 
 George  scored  12 points  in  the  frame,  and  a quarter-ending  17-4  spurt
 stretched Indiana's lead to a healthy 91-70.
 
 The margin grew to as many as 33 in the fourth.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Indiana  made a  season-best 47 field goals on 101 attempts (46.5 percent) ...
 The  Lakers had  won the previous three games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, with
 Indiana's last home win coming on Dec. 2, 2008 ... Indiana improved to 10-0 on
 Tuesdays.
 
 02/25 23:46:23 ET