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Pacers final score: Pacers down Thunder 116-104

C.J. Miles had 30 points to help Indiana withstand a 54-point night from Russell Westbrook, defeating Oklahoma City and moving them into a tie for the 8th seed.

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The Indiana Pacers grabbed another crucial win, their fifth consecutive, over the Oklahoma City Thunder, withstanding a 54-point, nine rebound, eight assist effort from Russell Westbrook, but had an answer for every Westbrook push to pull off the win. Indiana moves into a tie for 8th place in the Eastern Conference, tying with the Brooklyn Nets, who lost earlier today, but with two games left, Indiana still has to earn their place in the postseason.

C.J. Miles led the Pacers with 30 points on six three pointers, getting a double double with 10 rebounds. Miles got plenty of help from his teammates, including Roy Hibbert, who had 17 points and 10 rebounds, looking in All-Star form. George Hill had 19 points and seven assists. David West reached double figures with 13.