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    INDIANAPOLIS -- The Pacers responded to Friday nights challenge like a champion. Cyber Monday Vikings Jerseys . After taking two big hits this week -- losing at home and dropping back-to-back games for the first time all season -- Indiana struck back by playing its most complete game of the year. Paul George finished with 24 points and nine rebounds, Lance Stephenson added 16 points and six assists, and the defence completely shut down Houston in a 114-81 rout. "This team doesnt like losing," coach Frank Vogel said. "We talked about playing mad for four quarters." By following Vogels plan, the Pacers continued to add to an already strong resume. While some try to discount Indianas quick start because theyre playing in the struggling Eastern Conference, the Pacers still have a firm grip on the conferences best record (21-5) and have already beaten three of the Western Conferences top teams -- the Clippers, Spurs and now the Rockets. The way Indiana has been winning is just as impressive. Despite taking Dwight Howards best shot Friday -- Houstons centre had 19 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks -- Indiana still managed to manhandle the usually potent Rockets offence. Houston (17-10) entered the game second in scoring average and third in field goal percentage. It left Indianapolis having shot 38.1 per cent in the game, compiling a season-low in points and losing to Indiana for the fourth straight time. Even James Harden, the leagues No. 6 scorer, couldnt get started. He was just 3 of 14 from the field and scored only 12 points, primarily against George. It was a disturbing twist for Houston, which had won three of its previous five, had beaten Chicago by 25 points on Wednesday and was trying to keep pace with division-leading San Antonio. Heck, it couldnt even figure out how to beat the Pacers stout defence. "We had no answers for them. They played way better than we did," coach Kevin McHale said. "We werent moving, we werent attacking, they had us on our heels all night." But Indiana also had something else -- motivation. The Pacers were determined to make someone pay for this weeks earlier stumbles, and they didnt care much about who showed up Friday. Not only did the Pacers finish with a season high 12 3-pointers, but they also had a season high point total, their largest victory margin (33) of the season and their second best field goal percentage of the season (53.1). Six players scored in double figures and they did all that on a night Roy Hibbert finished with nine points, six rebounds and one block. How did they do it? The same way the Pacers usually win -- with a balanced and a relentless defence. "Its a good feeling because when were at our best, we feel like were unstoppable," George said. "It was good to come out and play with high energy against a high-energy team." The Rockets never had a chance on a celebratory night for the Pacers. Indiana fans gave former All-Star Danny Granger a standing ovation when he made his season debut in the first quarter and chanted his name when he finally made his first basket, a 3-pointer, early in the fourth. Granger missed all but five games last season because of a left knee injury and he was sidelined all of this season by a strained left calf. If he is healthy, and he looked rusty on offence in his first game back, he would give the Pacers even more scoring punch as they try to dethrone two-time defending champion Miami. But by the time Granger made his entrance, Indiana was already taking control. Indiana went ahead 12-11 early in the first and spent the rest of the night pulling away. It led 25-20 after one, made it 41-29 early in the second and then fended off Houstons only real challenge, a 10-0 run that made it 41-39, by closing the half on a 17-6 burst to make it 56-45. Indiana quickly made it 64-49 in the third, sealed the game with a 17-4 spurt. "They played harder than we did," Howard said. "They brought a lot of extra energy at the beginning of the third quarter and thats what set us apart." And before it ended, the Pacers led by as many as 36. "We always say that good teams will bounce back," said George Hill, who had 12 points. "That showed were a good team." NOTES: Reserve Luis Scola finished with 13 points and made his first 3-pointer since joining the Pacers during the off-season. ... Houston played without guard Jeremy Lin (back) and Omar Asik (thigh). Asik, who has been the subject of trade rumours, did not make the trip. ... The Rockets were just 13 of 24 from the free throw line. Black Friday Vikings Jerseys . The Brazilian driver had the second-best time in last months tests at Jerez and said the "good start" could play to his advantage when the season gets underway in Australia in March. Cheap Vikings Store . Earnshaw, 31, most recently spent time on loan in Israel with Maccabi Tel Aviv from Welsh club Cardiff City, which plays in Englands second-tier League Championship. Earnshaw began his career with Cardiff Citys youth program and turned professional in 1998.EDMONTON - This seasons dynamic turnaround by the Edmonton Eskimos has them in the CFL playoffs and in position to secure second place in the West Division with a victory tonight over the visiting B.C. Lions. Catch the game on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5 as the tail end of a doubleheader starting at 7pm et/4pm pt. The game can also be hear on TSN Radio 1040 at 4pm pt. The Eskimos have gone from 4-14 in 2013 to 11-5 this year, but they know that securing that home playoff date for the West semifinal will not be an easy task against the Lions and their defence. Its going to be a big challenge, said running back John White, who missed Edmontons first game against the Lions this season, a 27-20 win for B.C. in Week 1. They have one of the greatest defensive fronts we play again. And two of the best linebackers in the league (Adam Bighill and Solomon Elimimian). But Im not focused on that. Theyre just players. I dont see any numbers. What the Eskimos do see is the Lions have given up just 295 points — fewest in the CFL — and have surrendered less than 20 points in five of their last six games. The Eskimos defence, however, has given up just 313 points — tied for second best with Calgary — and have surrendered less than 20 points in four of their last six games, including a shut out of the Saskatchewan Roughriders four weeks ago. With the statistics pointing towards a low-scoring, defensive game, Edmonton offensive lineman Matt ODonnell said the direction of the game will depend on the efficiency of the Eskimos offence. It all rests of thhe offence, said the six-foot-11, 340-pound right guard. Vikings Jerseys Online. We have to be polished and have to play fast coming off the bye week. We have to come out and hit them fast and hit them hard. They have a good front seven. They move around a lot, have a lot of different packages, so we have to handle them physically up front. An Edmonton win, or a loss by fewer then seven points, will give the Eskimos second place. A win by the 9-7 Lions by seven points or more would keep them in the hunt for second place. Despite the importance of the game, Edmonton quarterback Mike Reilly said the team is not looking at it as a playoff-type matchup. Its a big regular season game but the loser is not going home, he said. Its a big game for a lot of reasons. Playing at home is the most important, the opportunity to secure second place and not having to worry about all the other scenarios. The Eskimos also said they werent worried about the 10 sacks the Lions recorded last week in their 28-23 win over Winnipeg. We watched the film … they got pretty lucky with 10 sacks, said ODonnell, who will be partly responsible for blocking Lions defensive end Khreem Smith — who had four of those sacks. It wont be the same thing tomorrow. Reilly agreed. I dont worry about it because they didnt play against us, he said. Every team in this league is better at some things and not so good at others. And theres going to be weeks when one team gets a lot of sacks. I have confidence in our guys, they have been playing great up front all season. Wholesale Raiders Jerseys Wholesale Vikings Jerseys Wholesale Eagles Jerseys Wholesale Titans Jerseys Wholesale Giants Jerseys Wholesale Seahawks Jerseys Wholesale Broncos Jerseys Wholesale 49ers Jerseys Wholesale Bears Jerseys Wholesale Dolphins Jerseys Wholesale Lions Jerseys Wholesale Saints Jerseys Wholesale Redskins Jerseys Wholesale Jaguars Jerseys Wholesale Chargers Jerseys Wholesale Bengals Jerseys ' ' ' 

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