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David West scores 20 of his 25 points in 2nd half, Pacers rally to beat Hornets 81-75

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    Indiana power forward David West (21) goes to the basket as New Orleans power forward Anthony Davis (23) defends in the first half of a NBA basketball game at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin (The Associated Press)

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    New Orleans point guard Greivis Vasquez (21) shoots over the defense of Indiana point guard George Hill (3) in the second half of a NBA basketball game at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Indiana beat New Orleans 81-75. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) (The Associated Press)

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    Indiana center Roy Hibbert (55) fights for a loose ball with New Orleans center Robin Lopez (15) in the first quarter of a NBA basketball game at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) (The Associated Press)

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    New Orleans shooting guard Eric Gordon (10) makes a rare appearance courtside during a NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Gordon has been injured this season. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) (The Associated Press)

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    New Orleans shooting guard Austin Rivers (25) reacts in the second half of a NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. Indiana beat New Orleans 81-75. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) (The Associated Press)

David West scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half and the Indiana Pacers overcame a 22-point deficit to beat New Orleans 81-75 on Saturday night, handing the Hornets their 11th straight loss.

Paul George steadied Indiana in the first half with 11 points, and finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds to help the Pacers win for the seventh time in eight games.

Robin Lopez had 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Hornets, stuck in their worst stretch since December 2004.

Greivis Vasquez added 14 points, and Anthony Davis had 10 for the Hornets.

After the Hornets took a 46-24, the Pacers outscored them 57-29 — including 24-7 in the third quarter.

Davis, who was guarded by West for much of the game, was 5 of 14 from the field. Late in the third quarter, Davis had scored four points on 2-of-8 shooting

The Hornets, playing at home for the first time after a grueling four-game trip, led 70-69 with 3:13 left in the fourth quarter, but the Pacers scored seven consecutive points, four coming from West.

New Orleans cut the deficit to 75-73 on Vasquez's three-point play, but Lance Stephenson scored off an offensive rebound and West added a turnaround jumper to secure the win.

NOTES: West scored his 10,000th career point midway through the third quarter. ... Indiana improved to 16-12, and New Orleans dropped to 5-22.