The Pacers, who fell behind by 14 before rallying to beat New Orleans on Saturday, shot only 37 percent in the first half but used a 9-2 spurt to close the second quarter and lead 44-35 at the break.
NOTES: Indiana came in allowing a league-low 88.9 points per game. ... Cavs coach Mike Brown would not comment on the trade rumors swirling around his team, and particularly about Bynum, who was banned from all team activities on Dec. 28. Waiters and Varejao have both been mentioned in various deals. ... Vogel says his team is a target every time it takes the floor. "It's not so much that they're gunning for us," he said. "I think everybody looks at us and says, 'If we beat the Pacers, that's going to be a quality win.' You do get their best shot from that standpoint. Teams recognize that you have to play a great basketball game to beat us."
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