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Pacers Links: Pacers take advantage of opportunity to end losing streak

The Pacers jumped all over a scheduling advantage by working over the Lakers early and often at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday.

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The Indiana Pacers took full advantage of a favorable schedule, jumping on the Los Angeles Lakers from the opening tip, and aside from a brief stretch in the third quarter, didn't let up until Shayne Whittington hit the floor for over three minutes of garbage time.

The Pacers can't take any W's for granted these days and they certainly didn't despite the Lakers playing their third game in four days while relying on Kobe Bryant's veteran legs to carry them in a back-to-back situation.

Bryant put forth a proud effort in the third quarter, relentlessly trying to push his team back in the game after falling behind by 30-plus. The Pacers held off the surge and sent Kobe to the bench for the fourth quarter. Solomon Hill will remember this game as he held his own defensively against Bryant.

Rodney Stuckey flirted with a triple-double, falling three assists shy ironically on a night after Lance Stephenson rumors were impossible to avoid. Unlike Lance, Stuckey didn't start hunting the numbers he needed to get a triple-double and sat on that stat line for the whole fourth quarter.

Stuckey appeared to tweak his foot in the first quarter, hobbling up the court at one point but he confirmed after the game that he had rolled his ankle and just needed to run it off. There was nothing related to the foot injury that had him in and out of the lineup earlier in the season.

Now the Pacers hit the road for their next three games starting in L.A. on Wednesday against the Clippers.

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Check out the links:

Lakers at Pacers - Box score

Stuckey Not Stuck on Triple-Double | Pacers Blogs

Hill Takes on Kobe – Quietly | Indiana Pacers

Doyel: Kobe Bryant was there, and Pacers won, too

What can one win mean to Pacers? | WFNI ESPN 1070 the Fan | Indy's SportsCenter

Lakers' winning streak snapped in 110-91 loss to Indiana Pacers - LA Times

Bryant, Lakers don't celebrate for long - The Orange County Register

Stuckey leads Pacers over Lakers 110-91 - AP

Pacers owner Herb Simon on Stephenson: 'I'd be OK (but) Bird has to decide'

Doyel: Pacers have no business bringing back Lance

Insider: Bringing back Lance would right a wrong Swivel (How the Pacers caught the Lakers violatin' the No.1 rule of ghetto drivin')

Indiana Pacers Incinerate Los Angeles Lakers

Pacers exhale after snapping eight-game losing streak | Vigilant Sports