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PACERS-MAGIC

Pacers rest 3 starters, cruise past Magic 101-86

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Rasual Butler and Chris Copeland each scored 19 points as the Indiana Pacers rested their key players and 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.

Indiana held out Paul George, Lance Stephenson and David West against the Magic. Also getting the night off was reserve Ian Mahinmi.

Maurice Harkless led the Magic with 14 points, and E'Twaun Moore added 13.

Orlando ended the season losing 16 of their last 20, with the fifth-worst record in franchise history.

PACERS-MAGIC MOVES

Pacers rested 3 starters vs. Magic

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 is reserve Ian Mahinmi.

Orlando is also without a pair of starters. Guard Jameer Nelson is out for the third straight game with a strained left groin, and center Nik Vucevic is missing his seventh consecutive game with a sore left Achilles.

NOTRE DAME-FARRELL

NJ senior signs to play at Notre Dame next fall

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 Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., as extremely skilled with a tremendous worth ethic. Brey compared Farrell to former Notre Dame guard Kyle McAlarney.

Farrell averaged 19.5 points, 5.9 assists, 3.0 steals and 3.8 rebounds while leading Point Pleasant Beach to a 29-2 record this season.

Farrell joins two high school forwards who signed with the Irish in November: Bonzie Colson Jr. of New Bedford, Mass., and Martin Geben, a Lithuanian who played at St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown, Md.

PURDUE-ROSTER

Purdue signs point guard from Indianapolis

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 said Wednesday that 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.

Painter also said Wednesday that 7-foot sophomore center A.J. Hammons has yet to determine if he will enter the NBA draft. He has until April 27 to decide.

Painter says he is still gathering information for Hammons and will meet with him this week.

PURDUE-PLAN

Hammons says he'll stay at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - A.J. Hammons says he'll return for another season with Purdue.

The 7-foot-tall center averaged 10.8 points and 7.4 rebounds to go with 96 blocked shots during the 2013-2014 season when Purdue finished 15-17, last in the Big Ten with a 5-13 mark.

Hammons, a junior, will be joined by a recruiting class that includes shooting guard Dakota Mathias, small forward Vince Edwards, power forward Jacquil Taylor and 7-foot-2 center Isaac Haas. Mathias and Edwards are from Ohio, Taylor is from Massachusetts and Haas is from Alabama.

Thompson is expected to challenge sophomore Bryson Scott for the starting point guard position. Scott and Johnson shared those duties this past season.

Painter also said that with three available scholarships, he might try to sign a fifth-year transfer who will complete his undergraduate degree in the spring and will have a year of athletic eligibility remaining.

INDYCAR-SAAVEDRA PENALIZED

IndyCar driver Saavedra fined $10K

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - IndyCar has fined driver Sebastian Saavedra $10,000 and placed him on probation through the Indianapolis 500 for a rules violation at Long Beach.

Saavedra failed to yield to a safety vehicle and personnel during Sunday's race.

His probation ends after the May 25 Indy 500.

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