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Collison, Oladipo lead balanced Pacers to rout of Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) There are some NBA games that are over shortly after they began.

The Indiana Pacers' 120-97 rout of the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night was one of them.

Darren Collison had 19 points to lead seven players in double figures and the Pacers jumped on the Suns early and never let up.

Victor Oladipo scored 13 of his 17 points in the first half for the Pacers, who were coming off a home victory over Cleveland and have won four of five after a five-game losing streak. Cory Joseph added 16 points, and Bojan Bogdanovic had 14 for Indiana.

''I thought it was really good. We wanted to start this road trip off right,'' Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. ''I thought defensively we were focused, making them earn everything they got. Offensively, we had good ball movement. We were pretty consistent with that for 48 minutes.''

Rookie Josh Jackson scored a career-best 21 points for Phoenix, which has lost four of five. Devin Booker added 15, but on 5-of-16 shooting, 1 of 6 from 3-point range.

''I thought we did a good job on some of their best players,'' Collison said. ''Booker is a talented player and we knew if he got it going we were in for a long night. I think we did a good job containing him the best that we can and we just played great team defense. When we play great team defense, we can do what we want at the offensive end.''

In an otherwise bad night for Phoenix, 17-year NBA veteran Tyson Chandler grabbed 14 rebounds to become the 40th player in league history to top 10,000 for his career (10,003).

''It means a lot,'' he said, ''because when you come into this league as a young player you're just trying to survive. Now at the latter part of my career, to start to get some of these milestones, it just reminds you of all the hard work, the sacrifices, the journey you've got to make.''

Interim coach Jay Triano called the Chandler milestone ''`unbelievable.''

''Anytime you do something that only 40 people have done in the history of the game,'' Triano said, ''I think that's an incredible honor.''

The Suns, playing without second-leading scorer T.J. Warren, led only briefly early. Indiana went on a 15-4 run to go up 23-11 and led 30-16 after one quarter.

Phoenix never got it to single digits again, trailing by as many as 25 in the second quarter. In the third quarter, the lead reached 92-59 (33 points) on T.J. Leaf's 3-pointer.

Indiana opened the second half with a 16-8 run to lead 46-24 on Al Jefferson's layup with 7:09 left in the half. Indiana led 64-44 at the break.

''I just thought tonight we lacked juice, I don't know why, at both ends,'' Triano said. ''Our cuts weren't' precise offensively and defensively we were a half-step behind them every time they made a move.''

TIP INS

Pacers: Indiana committed a season-low six turnovers. ... Opened a five-game trip through the West. ... Indiana shot 54.5 percent to the Suns' 41.2 percent. .... Indiana still is just 8-16 against Suns since 2005-06.

Suns: Warren, averaging 19.7 points per game, was a late scratch with low back soreness. ... Marquese Chriss missed his second straight game with a right hip strain. ... Suns' most one-sided loss of season was 142-116 at home against Houston on Nov. 16. ... Jackson made 4 of 5 shots in the first quarter, the rest of the Suns 2 of 20. ... Phoenix was 2 of 15 on 3s in the first quarter. .... Dragan Bender started and was 0-for-7 shooting, six of them errant 3s, and did not score in 30 minutes. ... Phoenix plays the next four and six of the next seven on the road.

UP NEXT

Pacers: at Utah on Monday night.

Suns: at Portland on Tuesday night.

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Key Players
V. Oladipo
4 SG
D. Booker
1 SG
34.2 Min. Per Game 34.2
24.9 Pts. Per Game 24.9
4.4 Ast. Per Game 4.4
4.4 Reb. Per Game 4.4
48.8 Field Goal % 44.0
48.7 Three Point % 44.1
78.8 Free Throw % 87.5
+ 2 Alex Len made dunk 0:14
  Offensive rebound by Alex Len 0:14
  Tyler Ulis missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:17
+ 2 Ike Anigbogu made jump shot, assist by Joe Young 0:24
+ 2 Alex Len made dunk 0:38
  Offensive rebound by Alex Len 0:38
  Davon Reed missed driving layup, blocked by Ike Anigbogu 0:42
  Defensive rebound by Alec Peters 0:54
  Cory Joseph missed jump shot 0:58
+ 2 Alex Len made alley-oop shot, assist by Tyler Ulis 1:16
  Bad pass turnover on TJ Leaf, stolen by Tyler Ulis 1:28
Team Stats
Points 120 97
Field Goals 48-88 (54.5%) 35-85 (41.2%)
3-Pointers 11-23 (47.8%) 9-37 (24.3%)
Free Throws 13-14 (92.9%) 18-24 (75.0%)
Total Rebounds 44 53
Offensive 8 14
Defensive 34 31
Team 2 8
Assists 20 20
Steals 9 2
Blocks 1 1
Turnovers 6 12
Fouls 22 16
Technicals 0 1
16 PTS, 1 REB, 6 AST
15 PTS, 5 REB, 7 AST
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away team logo Pacers 23-20 30343224120
home team logo Suns 16-28 1628223197
Team Stats
away team logo Pacers 23-20 106.7 PPG 43.9 RPG 25.3 APG
home team logo Suns 16-28 102.3 PPG 40.4 RPG 23.7 APG
Key Players
D. Collison PG 9.0 PPG 2.7 RPG 5.8 APG 43.7 FG%
J. Jackson SF 8.8 PPG 3.6 RPG 2.2 APG 37.5 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Collison PG 19 PTS 3 REB 2 AST
J. Jackson SF 21 PTS 6 REB 3 AST
54.5 FG% 41.2
47.8 3PT FG% 24.3
92.9 FT% 75.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Collison 27 19 3 2 1 0 1 0 8/14 1/4 2/2 2 1 26 +25
V. Oladipo 21 17 5 1 4 0 2 3 6/11 2/4 3/4 0 5 26 +24
B. Bogdanovic 21 14 0 0 0 0 1 1 4/10 2/5 4/4 0 0 13 +19
T. Young 24 10 4 2 0 0 0 4 4/7 2/3 0/0 1 3 18 +19
D. Sabonis 23 4 14 1 0 0 1 2 2/5 0/0 0/0 4 10 19 +20
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Collison 27 19 3 2 1 0 1 0 8/14 1/4 2/2 2 1 26 +25
V. Oladipo 21 17 5 1 4 0 2 3 6/11 2/4 3/4 0 5 26 +24
B. Bogdanovic 21 14 0 0 0 0 1 1 4/10 2/5 4/4 0 0 13 +19
T. Young 24 10 4 2 0 0 0 4 4/7 2/3 0/0 1 3 18 +19
D. Sabonis 23 4 14 1 0 0 1 2 2/5 0/0 0/0 4 10 19 +20
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
C. Joseph 31 16 1 6 1 0 0 1 7/11 2/3 0/0 0 1 30 0
J. Young 17 10 1 1 0 0 0 2 4/7 0/1 2/2 0 1 13 -3
A. Jefferson 19 10 7 1 2 0 0 1 5/9 0/0 0/0 1 6 21 +10
L. Stephenson 19 9 4 5 1 0 0 5 3/6 1/2 2/2 0 4 24 +11
T. Leaf 23 9 2 1 0 0 1 3 4/6 1/1 0/0 0 2 12 +4
I. Anigbogu 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 4 -7
A. Poythress 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -7
G. Robinson III - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Turner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Sumner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Moore - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 233 120 42 20 9 1 6 22 48/88 11/23 13/14 8 34 206 +115
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Jackson 30 21 6 3 0 0 2 1 7/16 2/6 5/5 3 3 31 -20
D. Booker 33 15 5 7 0 0 2 4 5/16 1/6 4/4 0 5 32 -18
T. Ulis 24 10 0 2 2 0 0 3 5/9 0/2 0/0 0 0 16 -15
T. Chandler 25 9 14 0 0 0 0 1 3/5 0/0 3/4 6 8 23 -20
D. Bender 30 0 5 0 0 0 3 2 0/7 0/6 0/0 1 4 2 -21
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Jackson 30 21 6 3 0 0 2 1 7/16 2/6 5/5 3 3 31 -20
D. Booker 33 15 5 7 0 0 2 4 5/16 1/6 4/4 0 5 32 -18
T. Ulis 24 10 0 2 2 0 0 3 5/9 0/2 0/0 0 0 16 -15
T. Chandler 25 9 14 0 0 0 0 1 3/5 0/0 3/4 6 8 23 -20
D. Bender 30 0 5 0 0 0 3 2 0/7 0/6 0/0 1 4 2 -21
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
I. Canaan 20 13 2 2 0 0 3 1 3/6 2/4 5/7 0 2 16 -9
T. Daniels 18 13 0 0 0 0 1 2 5/9 3/5 0/0 0 0 12 -5
A. Len 19 12 10 3 0 1 1 0 6/7 0/0 0/2 4 6 28 -2
A. Peters 16 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1/4 1/4 0/0 0 1 6 -3
D. House 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/3 0/2 1/2 0 1 2 -11
J. Dudley 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0 2 +3
G. Monroe 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 2 -1
D. Reed 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 1 1 +7
B. Knight - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Warren - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Chriss - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 97 45 20 2 1 12 16 35/85 9/37 18/24 14 31 173 -115