David West's absence hardly affected Indiana in its most recent game, and the Pacers might get by without him if he is sidelined again Tuesday night given the opponent.
After avoiding a season high-tying third straight defeat, Indiana will try to post back-to-back wins for the first time in nearly three weeks when it welcomes the lowly Orlando Magic.
A sprained lower back caused West, the team's second-leading scorer, to miss only his second game this season Monday but the Pacers (41-26) cruised to a 111-90 victory in Cleveland. Gerald Green scored a team-best 20 points off the bench and West's replacement in the starting lineup, Tyler Hansbrough, had 18 points and 11 rebounds.
"This was a great team win," coach Frank Vogel said. "Tyler is a starter in this league that we have coming off the bench. Obviously, we got a big, big lift from Gerald Green."
That victory and Chicago's loss to Denver put Indiana 4 1/2 games ahead in the Central Division. Indiana will try to pad that lea...