Pacers Links: Pacers return home on a winning note

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After losing two of their last three games, the Pacers took care of business against the Lakers to finish 3-2 on their west coast roadie.

The Pacers won't be too excited to return to the bitter cold weather in Indy today, but I'm sure they'll be happy to see those friendly hoops at the Fieldhouse.

The Pacers struggled shooting the ball from all over at Staples Center last night before eventually warming up enough to score over 100 points, put away the Lakers and finish up the road trip with a solid win. At one point early in the third quarter the Pacers' FG percentage was below 40%, their 3PT percentage was below 20% and their FT percentage was below 50%.

Aside from free throws, the Lakers shooting was even worse, so the Pacers benefited from a strong defensive effort, limiting their fouls and turnovers. The Pacers are now 12-1 when Lance Stephenson delivers a double-double which he did in L.A. for the third consecutive game and fifth time in the last six games. Stephenson is certainly doing his part to make a case for the All-Star game.

Speaking of the All-Star game, the reserve players which should include Roy Hibbert and hopefully at least one more Pacer, will be announced on TNT around 7pm ET on Thursday, so hopefully Michael Grady will have an announcement to make at the Fieldhouse during the first time out.

Check out the links:

Pacers at Lakers - Box score

Game Rewind: Pacers 104, Lakers 92 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Pacers close out road trip with a win over Lakers - Indy Star

League-leading Pacers hold off Lakers 104-92 - AP

Big second half lifts Pacers past Lakers - 1070 The Fan

Lakers hang around with Pacers but still fall for 17th loss in 20 games - latimes.com

Lakers fall to last-place tie after loss to Indiana - The Orange County Register

Paul George 'finishes with dunk | Pacers vs Lakers | January 28, 2014 | NBA 2013-2014 Season - YouTube

Lance Stephenson's Powerful Dunk | Pacers vs Lakers | January 28, 2014 NBA 2013-2014 Season - YouTube

Lakers vs. Pacers final score: Lakers fall to Pacers in 104-92 homecoming - Silver Screen and Roll

First Thoughts: Pacers-Lakers - Indy Sports Legends

Post-Game Grades: Pacers Smoke Terrible Lakers | 8 Points, 9 Seconds

The Stephensons At Home In Indiana | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Hibbert, Stephenson Still Have Chance to Make All-Star Team | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Good morning, Dwight Howard hacks back - SBNation.com

NBA trade rumors: Greg Monroe not on the market, according to report - SBNation.com

No. 1 NBA draft pick Anthony Bennett finally scores 10 points in a game | For The Win

Scott Brooks clinches Western Conference All-Star coaching gig - CBSSports.com

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