Needing a big win in a big way, the Indiana Pacers (55-26) defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder (58-22) by a final score of 102-97 Sunday at The Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Indiana was carried by its bench early, and the trio of C.J. Watson, Ian Mahinmi and Luis Scola combined to score 41 points on 15-of-21 shooting.
In the second half, David West and Lance Stephenson took over.
West finished with a team-high 21 points, while shooting 9-of-11 from the field. He hit three clutch free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.
Stephenson recorded his league-leading fifth triple-double, posting 17 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds while spending much of the game guarding Kevin Durant.
He did a decent job of that too, splitting duties with Paul George.
Durant scored 38 points, but he shot just 2-of-11 from three-point range and 13-of-27 overall.
Russell Westbrook's struggles from the field were even worse. He shot just 7-of-23 and turned the ball over four times.
After the win, Indiana now has one game left. They'll clinch the Eastern Conference's top seed with a win against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.
Andy Bailey covers the NBA for Bleacher Report.
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