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Recap: Pistons 82, Pacers 114
Line Movements
Date: February 22, 2013 7:00 PM EDT
  

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Pacers were playing well when they got a couple of the days off for the All-Star break. They may be playing even better now.

David West scored 18 points, George Hill had 15 and the surging Pacers beat the Detroit Pistons 114-82 on Friday night.

Indiana has won three straight and eight of 10, including a 98-79 victory against Detroit on Jan. 30.

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``I'm very, very pleased with how our guys are approaching the post All-Star break,' coach Frank Vogel said. ``They have incredible focus and energy. Our offense is really coming on.'

The Pacers grabbed control with a 14-4 run at the start of the second quarter. Orlando Johnson had 11 points in the spurt, making back-to-back 3-pointers to help Indiana to a 48-23 lead.

Will Bynum scored 17 points for the stumbling Pistons, who have split their last four games.

Indiana picked up right where it left off in Wednesday's impressive 125-91 victory against the New York Knicks. The Pacers led 74-44 at halftime of that one, and Paul George finished with 27 points.

George was relatively quiet against Detroit, finishing with 12 points and seven rebounds. But the Pacers didn't need another big night from the All-Star.

Indiana made 10 of its first 14 shots while building a 29-10 lead. Hill scored seven points during the opening stretch.

Lance Stephenson also asserted himself early and set the tone with his aggressive play, taking the ball to the basket and making the Pistons pay for their failure to get back and stop the fast break. Stephenson, starting in place of injured guard Danny Granger, scored six of his 10 points during the Pacers' initial run.

``(Stephenson's) playing at an incredible level right now,' Vogel said. ``What he's been doing to our tempo, pushing the ball is something.'

The Pacers shot 56 percent from the field and held the Pistons to 35 percent. Six Pacers scored in double figures - including Johnson, a reserve who had a season-high 14 points.

``(Johnson's) not coming out of the rotation any time soon,' Vogel said.

Indiana's average margin of victory during its win streak is 30 points. It began with a 101-77 victory over Charlotte on Feb. 13.

``With Indiana, it's all about blitzkrieg,' Pistons coach Lawrence Frank said. ``They blitzkrieged New York, who bliztkrieged us. There's no surprise about what they did.'

NOTES: Pistons G Brandon Knight was held out after he hyperextended his right knee in a victory over Charlotte on Wednesday. ... The only Pistons starter to score in double figures was Rodney Stuckey with 11 points.

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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 DET  +425   +9.5   190 
 IND  -550   -9.5   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 DET  +415   +9.5   190 
 IND  -530   -9.5   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 DET  19%   21%   61% 
 IND  81%   79%   39% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 NBA HEAD TO HEAD
 Jan 30, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 79 Under: 177 
 IND 98 Cover: 10.5 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Dec 15, 2012  Score  ATS Results 
 IND 88 Cover: 9 
 DET 77 Under: 165 
 Tools:   Recaps

 NBA RECAPS
 Friday, Feb 22
 
    Nuggets at Wizards
7:05 PM EDT
    Pistons at Pacers
7:05 PM EDT
    Knicks at Raptors
7:05 PM EDT
    Bulls at Bobcats
7:05 PM EDT
    Rockets at Nets
7:35 PM EDT
    Kings at Hawks
7:35 PM EDT
    Mavericks at Pelicans
8:05 PM EDT
    Timberwolves at Thunder
8:05 PM EDT
    Magic at Grizzlies
8:05 PM EDT
    Celtics at Suns
9:05 PM EDT
    Spurs at Warriors
10:35 PM EDT
    Trail Blazers at Lakers
10:35 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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