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Saturday, November 9th (All times Eastern)

Indiana Pacers (6-0) at Brooklyn Nets (2-3), 7:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Indiana Pacers are off to the best start in franchise history, but they will face a stern test Saturday night when they visit the Brooklyn Nets.

The Pacers matched the 1970-71 ABA team for most wins to start the season with a 91-84 home victory Friday night over the Toronto Raptors. Indiana came back during the second quarter and won the second and third periods by a combined 50-27.

"We didn't play a great first half, we weren't terrible, but we allowed them to get out in transition in the first quarter and we allowed Rudy Gay to get off," said Pacers head coach Frank Vogel. "I thought we tightened the screws in both of those areas in the second half."

Paul George continued his spectacular start with 23 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two steals. Roy Hibbert was great on Friday with 20 points, seven boards and two blocks.

George Hill returned from a three-game absence due to a sore a hip with 14 points.

The Pacers held the Raptors to 39.5 percent from the floor.

The Nets have had a tough time of it so far during the 2013-14 campaign. They have alternated losses and wins thus far and it's probably no coincidence that the wins have occurred at the Barclays Center and the losses have been on the road.

The latest setback came on Friday night when the Nets fell in overtime to the Washington Wizards, 112-108.

"This is a process. Obviously, you have to have some type of patience with that process, but losing is losing. It sucks," Nets forward Kevin Garnett said.

Trevor Ariza nailed a 3-pointer with 40.9 seconds left in overtime to give the Wiz the lead they'd never squander. Washington outscored the Nets, 13-9 in the extra session.

Brook Lopez led the way for Brooklyn with 23 points. Joe Johnson added 16 and Deron Williams chipped in 14 points. However, Williams had only three assists and six turnovers.

The Brooklyn bench had a great night. Shaun Livingston scored 12 points, followed by 11 from Jason Terry and 10 points and 13 rebounds from Andray Blatche. All totaled, the second unit had 47 points.

The Nets needed it because Garnett and Pierce were awful. They combined for eight points on 3-for-16 shooting.

Brooklyn had 23 turnovers, which led to 22 Wizards points.

The Nets swept all three meetings last season and have taken four straight overall against the Pacers. Indiana has dropped two in a row on the road in this series, but won six straight before that.

11/09 10:51:58 ET

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Schedule

Saturday, April 19Full Scoreboard
Brooklyn «94Final | Box
Toronto87
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One. Brooklyn leads series, 1-0.
Golden State1074th Qtr 0:24 | Box
LA Clippers105ESPN, YES, TSN
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Atlanta 4/19 7:00 PM ET
Indiana ABC
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Memphis 4/19 9:30 PM ET
Oklahoma City ESPN, FSN-OK
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
7:05pm Tonight
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DUR
 
Final
WAS 3
STL 4
Final
CLE 0
TOR 5
Final
DET 5
ANA 2
Final
BOS 4
BAL 2
Final
KAN 5
MIN 4
Final
CHC 8
CIN 4
7th
OAK 1
HOU 3
 
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PIT
MIL
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
ATL
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
SEA
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
CWS
8:10pm Tonight
LOS
ARI
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COL
PHI
8:40pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
Final
TOR 87
BRK 94
4th
LAC 105
GSW 107
 
7:00pm Tonight
IND
ATL
9:30pm Tonight
OKC
MEM
1st OT
STL 3
CHI 3
 
7:00pm Tonight
PIT
CLB
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR