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Murphy finished with 16 points and 17 rebounds, and T.J. Ford added 17 points as all five Indiana starters scored at least 16 points.
Bryant was 10-of-21 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds, while Pau Gasol had 20 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers, who fell two wins short of matching the best start in the storied franchise's history.
Notes: The Lakers were 33-of-45 from the free throw line but had more than twice as many chances as the Pacers, who shot just 21 times from the free-throw line. ... Indiana played without forward Jeff Foster who was out with a sore back. ... Los Angeles is now 5-1 on the road this season. ... The Pacers play six of their next seven on the road. ... Murphy now has nine straight games with double-digit rebounds.
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