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The Pacers' Lance Stephenson recorded his fifth triple-double of the season Sunday with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in Indiana's 102-97 victory over Oklahoma City.

Pacers hold off Thunder

INDIANAPOLIS -- David West scored 21 points and Lance Stephenson had his league-best fifth triple-double of the season, leading Indiana past Oklahoma City 102-97 Sunday — putting the Pacers one win away from clinching the Eastern Conference's top seed.

The Pacers (55-26) lead two-time defending champion Miami by a half game with one to play and hold the tiebreaker based on conference record.

Kevin Durant finished with 38 points for Oklahoma City (58-22) on a day it could have locked up the second seed in the West.

Oklahoma City rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit, tying the score at 89 with 2:46 to go. But Paul George hit a 3 and Stephenson made one with 34.2 seconds to go to make it 97-91.

Stephenson finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.

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