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Victor Oladipo scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half, Darren Collison finished with 19 points and nine assists and surging Indiana pulled away from the Charlotte Hornets 120-95 on Sunday for their fourth win in five games.

 

Kemba Walker led the Hornets with 23 points but didn't get enough from a supporting cast that was held in check. Malik Monk finished with 11 points off the bench while Bismack Biyombo and Jeremy Lamb each scored 10 as the Hornets' three-game winning streak ended.

 

It didn't take long for the Pacers to start pulling away as Collison scored 11 in the first quarter to help the Pacers jump to a 32-16 lead.

 

Charlotte fought back with a 12-2 spurt to get within 34-28.

 

Then Indiana reasserted itself by rebuilding a 45-32 lead, extending the margin to 17 and fending off the Hornets' second-half charges thanks largely to Oladipo.

 

When Miles Bridges made his second straight 3 late in the third to get Charlotte within 77-71, Oladipo answered with a 16-foot pull-up jumper to start a 7-0 run. Indiana sealed it when Tyreke Evans scored five points in another 7-0 run, which made it 99-81 with 6:46 left.

 

Myles Turner had nine points, all on 3s, 16 rebounds and three blocks. Bogdanovic and Domantas Sabonis each scored 16. Evans had 14.

 

The Pacers will try to avoid a three-game season sweep when Toronto visits Wednesday.

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