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Pacers 91, SuperSonics 83

January 3, 2001

SEATTLE (AP) _ Jermaine O’Neal scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in the first quarter and had 15 rebounds for his 16th career double-double as the Indiana Pacers beat the Seattle SuperSonics 91-83 Tuesday night.

O’Neal, whose 15 rebounds matched his career best, also had five blocked shots.

Reggie Miller, held to single-digit scoring in his last two games, scored 16 points as the Pacers snapped a two-game losing streak. Travis Best added 18 points.

Vin Baker, Shammond Williams and Rashard Lewis each scored 14 points for the Sonics, who had a five-game winning streak snapped. Brent Barry added 13.

Gary Payton’s streak of scoring in double figures was halted at 70. Payton, the Sonics’ leading scorer, shot 3-for-9 from the field for six points and finished with 10 assists.

The Sonics shot 18-for-28 from the line.

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