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Paul George scored 23 points and Lance Stephenson had the first triple-double of his career, leading the perfect Indiana Pacers to a 95-79 victory Monday night over the Memphis Grizzlies. Indiana became the NBA's seventh team to open 8-0 since 2000 - two more wins than the franchise's previous best start. And they followed a familiar script in the battle between last season's conference runner-ups by dominating the glass, dominating the second half and divvying up top honors. Stephenson finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists. George Hill scored 13 points and Roy Hibbert added five more blocks to his NBA-leading total. Memphis was led by Marc Gasol with 15 points and Zach Randolph with 12. Indiana took control with a 13-3 run that started late in the third quarter and ended with the Pacers holding a 78-55 lead early in the fourth. It was a frustrating night for the Grizzlies, who were well below their season average of 98.5 points and had t...
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