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NBA: Indiana 91, Detroit 79

Dec. 26, 2011 at 10:26 PM   |   Comments

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- David West scored 11 points to go with 12 rebounds in his Pacers debut Monday and Indiana bounced Detroit 91-79 in the season opener for both teams.

West, a free-agent acquisition for the Pacers, joined Roy Hibbert and Tyler Hansbrough in notching double-doubles -- Hansbrough had 15 points and 13 rebounds while Hibbert added 16 points and 14 for Indiana.

The Pacers logged a win in head Coach Frank Vogel's first season-opener behind the bench. He took over from the fired Jim O'Brien late last season and led the Pacers to their first post-season appearance since 2006.

The Pistons fell in the first head coaching appearance for Lawrence Frank.

Detroit was led by Jonas Jerebko and Rodney Stuckey, with 17 points each.

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