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Pacers pull away to beat struggling Magic, 95-73

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Former Purdue star E'Twaun Moore checks in for the Magic. Former Purdue star E'Twaun Moore checks in for the Magic.
Former Pacer Al Harrington on the Orlando bench. Former Pacer Al Harrington on the Orlando bench.
INDIANAPOLIS -

Paul George scored 19 points and Tyler Hansbrough had 14 points and 14 rebounds, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 95-73 rout of the struggling Orlando Magic on Tuesday night.

The Pacers improved to 27-8 at home despite playing without second-leading scorer David West because of a sprained lower back.

Maurice Harkless and Arron Afflalo each had 10 points for the Magic, who lost their fourth straight on a night they shot just 31.8 percent from the field and coach Jacque Vaughn was ejected in a flurry of four technical fouls with 4:47 left in the third quarter.

The Central Division-leading Pacers closed the first quarter on a 12-0 run to take a 19-12 lead, led 42-29 at the half, and 62-44 in the third quarter after the technicals. Orlando couldn't get closer than 12 the rest of the way.

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