Pacers rout Hornets for sixth straight win

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Danny Granger scored 20 points and the Indiana Pacers beat the New Orleans Hornets 102-84 on Saturday night for their first six-game winning streak in seven years.

David West had 14 points and 13 rebounds in his first game back in New Orleans after playing the first eight years of his career with the Hornets. Darren Collison added 13 points, including a circus shot at the halftime buzzer.

Indiana, playing only its second game in the last 10 days, blew it open with a 21-4 run to take a 54-37 lead at the half.

Jarrett Jack scored 18 and Marco Belinelli added 15 for New Orleans, which played its third game in four days and dressed only nine players for the second consecutive night.