ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Rasual Butler and Chris Copeland each scored 19 points as the Indiana Pacers cruised to a 101-86 victory over the Orlando Magic in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Eastern Conference's top seed ended the season winning three of four to shake off a nasty late-season slump. The Pacers will open the playoffs against eighth-seed Atlanta.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Pacers coach Frank Vogel rested starters Paul George, David West and Lance Stephenson in their regular season finale against the Magic. Also getting a rest for the Eastern Conference's top seed was reserve Ian Mahinmi. Orlando is also without Guard Jameer Nelson and center Nik Vucevic.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - High school point guard Matt Farrell has signed a letter of intent to play at Notre Dame this fall. Notre Dame coach Mike Brey described the 6-2, 170-pound Farrell from New Jersey as extremely skilled with a tremendous worth ethic. Brey compared Farrell to former Notre Dame guard Kyle McAlarney.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Purdue has signed a high school point guard from Indianapolis after two-year starter Ronnie Johnson decided to transfer. Coach Matt Painter says the Boilermakers had added P.J. Thompson from Indianapolis Brebeuf. The 5-foot-11 point guard averaged 24 points as a senior. Johnson chose to transfer last month after his sophomore season.
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