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Sunday, March 9th (All times Eastern)

Indiana Pacers (46-16) at Dallas Mavericks (37-26), 7:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Indiana Pacers have already clinched a playoff berth, but haven't been playing like a contender lately.

The Pacers will try to stop a season-high three-game losing streak Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks in the finale of a three-game road trip.

Indiana dropped its third straight game with Friday's 112-86 setback at Houston, as David West led the way with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Paul George (13) and Luis Scola (10) were the other double-digit scorers for Indiana.

"Every team I've ever been a part of has had a stretch like we're in right now," Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said. "It stinks right now. It's not fun right now, but we've got a good team and we'll regroup."

Indiana trailed by as many as 16 in the first half, but whittled the gap to 50-43 going into the break. The Rockets later had a 23-3 run and led by a commanding 73-50 score. The Rockets tallied 17 points off 19 Indiana turnovers and shot 52.6 percent (40-of-76) from the floor.

The Pacers are 1 1/2 games ahead of Miami for the East's top spot and have a 17-12 record away from home. Their current slide comes on the heels of winning five in a row.

Indiana will host Boston on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Mavericks are in the eighth spot in the West and were able to stop a three-game slide with a 103-98 triumph over Portland on Friday.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points, Jose Calderon had 19 and Monta Ellis ended with 17 points for the Mavs. Dallas was outscored 36-18 in the third quarter, but got back into it during the final stanza.

"It was a horrible third quarter, and they got going. Give them credit. They hung in, they kept fighting and making plays," Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said.

The Mavs are 20-10 in Big D this season and will start a three-game western trek Tuesday against Golden State, Utah and Oklahoma City.

Dallas defeated Indiana by an 81-73 score on Feb. 12 to stop a three-game slide in this series. The Pacers have lost 11 of 14 trips to Dallas.

03/09 10:55:25 ET

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Scoreboard
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Final
CAR 10
NOS 28
Final
ORL 98
WAS 105
Final
MIN 97
DET 91
Final
CLE 90
NYK 95
Final
DAL 120
UTA 102
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LAC 93
OKC 90
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IND
MEM
 
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CHI
CLE
 
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MIL
PHI
 
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SAC
POR
 
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PHO
SAN
 
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LAL
LAC
 
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LOU 31
FSU 42
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GASO 42
TROY 10
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TULA
CIN
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MEM
TULSA
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BUF 2
BOS 3
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PIT 3
LOS 0
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NJD 2
WIN 1
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FLA 2
ARI 1
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OTT 4
CHI 5
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TAM 4
PHI 3
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STL 2
ANA 0
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MIN 4
SJS 3
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COL 5
NYI 0
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VAN 3
MON 2
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CLB
TOR
 
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DET
LOS
 
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DAL
ANA
 
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CAL
NAS
 
Final
CAR 10
NOS 28