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11/16/2012 10:53 PM EST
West, Hill lead Pacers over Mavs, 103-83
INDIANA 103, DALLAS 83

By CLIFF BRUNT
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana Pacers' offense finally matched
their impressive defense.



The result was their biggest win over the Dallas Mavericks in 15
years.



David West and George Hill each scored 15 points to help the
Pacers beat the Mavericks 103-83 on Friday night. It was the
largest margin of victory for the Pacers in the series since a
104-80 win on March 26, 1997.



West and Hill, the Pacers' top two scorers, had combined for
5-for-19 shooting and 10 points in Wednesday's loss to
Milwaukee. On Friday, the Pacers shot 47 percent from the field
in their first blowout win of the season. They had gone six
games without scoring at least 100 points.



Hill said much of their success against Dallas came from subtle
changes by coach Frank Vogel.



"Coach challenged us that we needed to change immediately," Hill
said. "He came in with different types of offensive sets that
kind of helps us as athletes, who we are on this team, young and
athletic. It kind of helped us and challenged us to make plays
for others and not just ourselves. I like the direction that
we're going."



Vogel said there was a lot to dislike about the way the offense
had been performing.



"I didn't like being 30th (last) in scoring and 30th in field
goal offense," Vogel said. "I didn't like guys standing around.
I didn't like the speed in which we were running our offense. I
didn't like the lack of physicality in our screening. There was
a lot to not like. So changes were needed."



Those changes resulted in Indiana's second-best offensive output
of the season. Roy Hibbert and Sam Young scored 14 points apiece
for the Pacers, who had lost two straight before beating the
Mavericks and their former coach, Rick Carlisle.



Vogel said the Pacers needed a win to keep a positive outlook.
Indiana (4-6) improved to 3-1 at home.



"We talked about re-establishing a belief in ourselves as a
basketball team, belief in ourselves individually that we're
capable to do great things and continuing to believe in our
teammates that are struggling," Vogel said. "It's an important
element in getting yourself out of a rut and getting a team out
of a rut it to continue to trust that we have good players on
this team that when the ball's moving and we're sharing it that
we're going to be pretty good."



O.J. Mayo led the Mavericks (5-5) with 19 points. Vince Carter
and former Pacer Darren Collison both dropped in 10 points for
Dallas.



Dallas led 49-48 at halftime even though Indiana shot 54
percent. The Pacers made just 6 of 14 free throws in the first
half and were outrebounded 22-15.



Dallas fell apart after that, being outscored 28-18 in the third
quarter.



"The game got away from us," Carlisle said. "A lot of guys got
hot. Collectively, I think their collective will was stronger
than ours. After a really encouraging first half and a couple
minutes in the third quarter, it just went the other way."



Lance Stephenson's layup early in the second half tied the game
at 51, and Hibbert's free throw put the Pacers ahead. Indiana
expanded the lead to 59-54 on a 3-pointer by Stephenson.



A 3-pointer by Young pushed the Pacers ahead 70-59 with 4:02
left in the third quarter. Stephenson hit another 3 to make it
75-61 with 2:39 left in the third quarter. Indiana led 76-67 at
the end of the period.



Stephenson scored 10 points in the third quarter as the Pacers
held the Mavericks to 28 percent shooting in the period.



A three-point play by Gerald Green gave the Pacers an 83-69 lead
and a 3-pointer by Young pushed Indiana's lead out to 18 points.



"We put ourselves in good position to win the game in the first
half, then we come out and we couldn't stop anything in the
second half," Mavericks forward Shawn Marion said. "I don't know
why we are doing these things. We can't seem to sustain
anything. We are continuing to have lapses, mental lapses."



Pacers forward Paul George said he hopes the strong performance
is the start of a trend. Indiana entered the season as one of
the favorites in the Eastern Conference, but the Pacers have
struggled to score without Danny Granger, a former All-Star who
is out with an injured left knee.



"We don't want to look too far ahead," George said. "We still
have a lot of work to do. It's a good start. It looks like we're
starting to get things together. We haven't lost hope. We're
fine."



Notes: Two other former Pacers, Troy Murphy and Dahntay Jones,
played for the Mavericks. . Marion started for Dallas after
being listed as questionable with a strained MCL. He had missed
five straight games. He scored two points in 25 minutes. .
Stephenson got his fourth consecutive start. . Former Pacers
head coach Jim O'Brien is an assistant for the Mavericks. . WWE
wrestler The Miz attended the game. He was promoting the
Survivor Series, which will take place Sunday at Bankers Life
Fieldhouse. . Ian Mahinmi, who was traded from Dallas in the
offseason, scored seven points and committed four fouls in 12:30
for the Pacers.

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