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Pacers hold on to top spot in East by beating OKC

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The Pacers made shots, defended hard for 48 minutes, Lance Stephenson regained his swagger, and the reeling Pacers even looked like a playoff-ready team.

David West made three free throws in the final 15 seconds and Stephenson produced his league-leading fifth triple-double to give Indiana a 102-97 win over Oklahoma City in Indianapolis, putting the Pacers on the cusp of clinching the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

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