Pacers Top Thunder, 102-97, One Game From Clinching East
(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The Pacers (55-26) are one game away from clinching the top-spot in the Eastern Conference after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 102-97 on Sunday.
David West put in a 21-point performance and Lance Stephenson had his fifth triple-double of the season, which is the most in the league.
The Thunder (58-22) rallied from ten down in the fourth, but Paul George and Stephenson hit back-to-back three pointers to give Indiana a 97-91 lead with 34.2 seconds left.
Oklahoma City All-Star Kevin Durant scored 38 and Russell Westbrook added 21 on a day that they could have clinched the No. 2 spot in the Western Conference.
The win gives Indiana a half-game lead in the Miami Heat, who will play in Washington against the Wizards on Monday and wrap up their season at home against the 76ers.
Indiana travels to Orlando on Wednesday to take on the Magic in their final game of the season.
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