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Pacers focused for second half of season

The Pacers returned to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday night for the first time after the All-Star break with a renewed focus.  The team h…

West Team's Paul George of the Indian Pacers  (24) goes to the hoop as West Team's Blake Griffin, of the Los Angeles Clippers (32) defends during the NBA All Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

East defeats West in NBA All Star Game

  NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From the first play to the final minute, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving made it clear how the East felt about this All-S…

The winners of the slam dunk contest Paul George of the Indiana Pacers, John Wall of the Washington Capitals and Terrence Ross celebrate during the skills competition at the NBA All Star basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Wall leads East to All-Star dunk triumph

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – John Wall soared over his mascot, and the East stomped on the West in the slam dunk contest. Wall’s sensational slam fini…

Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, left, gets a basket in front of Denver Nuggets forward Jordan Hamilton in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. The Pacers won 119-80. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Pacers roll past short-handed Nuggets

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — David West scored 25 points and Roy Hibbert added 14 as the Indiana Pacers routed the short-handed Denver Nuggets 119-80…