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Pacers clinch Central Division crown

9:32 PM, Apr 7, 2013   |    comments
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Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - The Indiana Pacers clinched their first Central Division title in nine years on Sunday after the second-place Chicago Bulls fell to the Detroit Pistons.

The division crown is the fifth in franchise history since the NBA restructured its alignment in the 1979-80 season and the Pacers became a member of the Central.

Indiana is 48-29 this season and sits third in the Eastern Conference, 2 1/2 games behind the New York Knicks and 3 1/2 games ahead of the Brooklyn Nets.

As the division winner, the Pacers are guaranteed a home playoff series and cannot be seeded lower than fourth in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Indiana, which was idle on Sunday, hosts Cleveland on Tuesday.

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