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INDIANAPOLIS -- The Pacers were back to being themselves Sunday. Discount Jordan 1 . They made shots. They defended hard for 48 minutes. Lance Stephenson regained his swagger and, yes, the reeling Pacers even looked like a playoff-ready team. David West made three free throws in the final 15 seconds and Stephenson produced his league-leading fifth triple-double to give Indiana a 102-97 win over Oklahoma City 102-97, putting the Pacers on the cusp of clinching the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. "Were going to treat it (the season finale) like a playoff game. We have to get that No. 1 spot," Stephenson said. "Thats what we wanted from the beginning of the season so we have to take it, not get it, we have to take it." All they need is a win Wednesday night at Orlando or one more Miami loss. The Heat visit Washington on Monday and host Philadelphia on Wednesday. Its been a wild second-half ride for Indiana (55-26), which held the top spot in the East from opening night in October until the last week of March. When the Pacers beat the Heat on March 26, they had a three-game lead and a seemingly firm grasp on home-court advantage. As the losses mounted, though, Miami charged back and finally took the top spot on March 31. But rather than pulling away, the two-time defending champs gave the lead right back. Miami retook a one-half game by beating the Pacers at home Friday, then fell into a tie with Indiana after losing Saturday night in Atlanta. The Pacers went into Sundays game with six losses in eight games and the knowledge that all they had to do was win their last two -- because they have a better conference record than the Heat. So just like that, Indiana flipped the switch and got back to looking the a championship contender. Six players reached double figures including West, who had 21, and Stephenson, who had 17 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. He broke Detlef Schrempfs franchise record for most triple doubles in a season (four in 1992-93). "Hes a big part of our personality, a big part of our edge, a fan favourite with good reason and hes one of the head coachs favourites," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said after getting a low-five from Stephenson after a late 3-pointer. Paul George finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds and C.J. Watson scored a season high 20 points. The Pacers didnt even need much from Roy Hibbert, who had six rebounds, no points and was 0 for 9 from the field. The Thunder (58-22) shot 42.9 per cent from the field, were 7 of 28 on 3-pointers and were outrebounded 46-32. NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant had 38 points and Russell Westbrook had 21 as they rallied Oklahoma City from a 10-point deficit over the final seven minutes. The Thunder, who were trying to lock up the No. 2 seed in the West, have no doubt Indiana can play with the best in the NBA. "Whats surprising to me is the people who are down on them," Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said. "In an 82-game season, youre going to have some tough times. Unfortunately for them, theyre having it late in the season. But all it takes is a game or two to get back on." What changed for the Pacers, aside from returning to their home court? They were gritty and selfless, the starters who sat out Wednesday at Milwaukee looked well-rested and the bench that produced a big win over the Bucks looked more confident. While there were still signs of lingering problems, such as 21 turnovers. Indiana stayed in control and closed it out late. After Georges 12-foot runner gave the Pacers an 87-77 lead with 6:59 to go, the Thunder charged back, tying the score at 89 when Westbrook hit a 3 with 2:46 to go. "We put ourselves in good position, we just couldnt finish," Durant said. The Pacers wouldnt allow it. George broke the tie with a 3 and 2:09 to play, West followed that with two straight mid-range jumpers and Stephenson knocked down a 3 with 34.2 seconds left to give make it 97-91. "Were just trying to put together good basketball at this point and hopefully carry it into the playoffs," West said. Notes: George welcomed a 15-year-old Cincinnati boy as part of the Make-A-Wish foundation. Roei, a Pacers fans, has been waiting 10 months for a liver/small bowel transplant. ... Indiana finished 35-6 at home and is assured of having the leagues best home record. ... Nick Collison received eight stitches to close a cut above his nose and backup guard Reggie Jackson injured his neck after running into Ian Mahinmis pick in the fourth quarter. 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Chelsea (Last Week-1) Chelsea roared to a 3-0 victory over Newcastle thanks to a hat trick from Eden Hazard that moved them to the top of the table. They had to settle for a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Tuesday after conceding a late equalizer. 2. Manchester City (LW-2) Coming off their loss to Chelsea, Manchester City was not able to get in gear as they settled for a 0-0 draw with Norwich City. Their second game of the week against Sunderland was canceled due to unsafe weather conditions. 3. Liverpool (LW-4) A pair of impressive victories for Liverpool as first they smashed Arsenal 5-1 in a game that was over before the 20 minute mark and followed that up with a 3-2 win over Fulham in a game that was decided on a 90th minute penalty by Steven Gerrard. 4. Arsenal (LW-3) Twenty minutes into their match with Liverpool Arsenal was already finished in what would end up being a 5-1 defeat. In their second match they earned a 0-0 draw against Manchester United. 5. Tottenham (LW-6) Six points for Tottenham as they opened with a 1-0 victory over Everton, before going on the road to earn an emphatic 4-0 victory over Newcastle as they continue to chase the Champions League. 6. Everton (LW-5) One goal was the difference as Everton fell 1-0 to Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Weather was the difference in their second contest against Crystal Palace as it was called just 30 minutes before the scheduled kickoff. 7. Manchester United (LW-7) A pair of draws for the champions as they were first held at home 2-2 by Fulham before earning a 0-0 draw at Emirates Stadium against Arsenal. 8. Southampton (LW-8) Mixed results for the Saints this week as they picked up a point in a 2-2 draw with Stoke City before Jose Fontes goal gave them a 1-0 victory over Hull City. 9. Newcastle United (LW-9) A tough week for Newcastle as they were beaten 3-0 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge before headding home for a 4-0 loss at the hands of Tottenham. Off White x Retro Air Jordan 1 White Mens. 10. Swansea City (LW-15) The Swans picked up four points this week scoring an emphatic 3-0 victory over Cardiff City on the weekend and drawing their midweek game against Stoke City 1-1. 11. West Ham United (LW-17) A pair of 2-0 victories were enough to earn six points for West Ham as they first defeated Aston Villa and then beat Norwich City to earn maximum points. 12. Stoke City (LW-13) A pair of draws for Stoke City as they drew Southampton 2-2 on the road before sharing the points in a 1-1 saw off with Swansea City at Britannia Stadium. 13. Aston Villa (LW-11) Aston Villa earned a single point without scoring a goal in either of their fixtures this week. They fell 2-0 to West Ham before holding Cardiff to a 0-0 draw. 14. Hull City (LW-14) Hull City opened the week by earning a 2-0 road victory over Sunderland thanks to goals from Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic, before falling 1-0 at home to Southampton. 15. Crystal Palace (LW-19) Crystal Palace put three goals past West Brom to earn themselves a 3-1 victory in their weekend game but were not given the chance to ride their momentum as their midweek game against Everton was called due to poor weather. 16. West Bromwich Albion (LW-12) A tough day saw West Brom fall 3-1 at the hands of Crystal Palace before Victor Anichebes late marker earned them a midweek point in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea. 17. Sunderland (LW-10) Sunderland lost 2-0 to Hull City at the Stadium of Light on the weekend before having their midweek clash with Manchester City called off due to inclement weather. 18. Norwich City (LW-16) Norwich City stymied title contender Manchester City in a 0-0 draw before stumbling on the road and falling 2-0 at the hands of West Ham in their midweek fixture. 19. Cardiff City (LW-18) It was a goalless week for Cardiff as they were beaten 3-0 by Swansea on the weekend and then settled for a 0-0 draw against Aston Villa on Tuesday. 20. Fulham (LW-20) A solid 2-2 draw for Fulham against Manchester United opened the week before Liverpool shocked them with a 90th minute penalty as they fell 3-2. ' ' '

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