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Pacers Storm OKC Thunder, Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

Last updated on Monday, April 6, 2009

(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) - The Indiana Pacers are still alive in the NBA Playoff race thanks to a 117-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Danny Granger led Indiana with 24 points with Troy Murphy adding 22 and rookie Roy Hibbert finishing with 17 points.

Kevin Durant scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Thunder as the Pacers sweep the season series with Oklahoma City.

Indiana improves to 33-44 and are four games behind Chicago and Detroit in the battle for the final playoff berth in the East with five games remaining.

The Pacers will be eliminated from playoff contention with one more loss or one more win by both the Bulls and the Pistons.

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