Stuckey leads Pacers past Magic 98-83

Indiana Pacers' David West (21) is congratulated by C.J. Miles (0) after hitting a basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rodney Stuckey scored a season-high 24 points and David West had 18 points in his first game of the season to lead Indiana to a 98-83 win over Orlando on Friday.

Solomon Hill scored 11 points and Lavoy Allen had 10 points and 14 rebounds as the Pacers (7-9) handed the Magic (6-12) their fourth straight loss.

West wasted little time in re-establishing himself. The Pacers’ power forward had missed the first 15 games of the season with an ankle injury, but he scored Indiana’s first four points before two quick fouls sent him to the bench.

Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 16 points. Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo each scored 14 and Ben Gordon had 12 points for the Magic.

A key reserve from last year’s Eastern Conference finalists also played his first game of the season. C.J. Watson (foot) had 9 points off the bench.

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