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Nets Help Pacers End Their Slide

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The Pacers had lost six straight games and 10 of their last 11, but they looked like a much better team than the Nets in Indiana Friday night. The Pacers took control of the game with an 8-0 run to close the first quarter, and another 8-0 run early in the second put them up 14. The Nets cut the lead to five midway through the third, but Indiana answered with yet another 8-0 run that put them up double-digits for good. The Nets shot just 36 percent from the field and turned the ball over 16 times. Brook Lopez led them with 25 points and 14 boards, but shot just 8-23 from the field. Devin Harris left in the third quarter after someone stepped on his hand, but returned in the fourth and finished with 18 points. The Pacers' two young big men, Tyler Hansbrough and Roy Hibbert, had career highs, Hansbrough with 21, Hibbert with 20.