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GAME 31: PACERS 93,. NETS 88

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February 16, 2012

Pacers end skid with win over Nets
INDIANAPOLISDanny Granger was definitely playing Thursday night - gimpy ankle and all.

The way he saw it, there was no choice.

The Pacers' leading scorer ignored a painful sprained left ankle and scored 32 points to lead Indiana past the struggling Nets 93-88, a win Granger and his teammates desperately needed to right themselves.


For more, read Michael Marot's AP game recap: Click Here
or view the TV Companion enhanced box score.


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TURNING POINT: The game was tied at 69-all early in the fourth when the Pacers put together a 17-8 run, with six players contributing to the scoring, to take an 86-77 lead with 2:38 left. The Nets got as close as 89-86 with 25 seconds left after a Kris Humphries tip-in but the Pacers closed it out at the line.

HOT: Kris Humphries hit his first six shots and wound up 11 of 14 from the field, and with 24 points was just one point shy of matching his career high, also adding 10 rebounds.

For more, read Jake Appleman's NBA.com notebook: Click Here


NETS NOTES G Deron Williams again dominated the much-smaller Darren Collison, putting up 29 points (10-24 FGs, 8-9 FTs), 6 rebounds and 4 assists...G MarShon Brooks showed signs of improvement after a slow start to his return from injury, tallying 16 points (6-16 FGs), 5 rebounds and 4 assists...G Anthony Morrow, second in the league with 65 made three-pointers, hit 2 yesterday in 5 attempts.


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ONCOURT

Kris Humphries
38 MIN
24 PTS, 10 REB
11-14 FGs, 3 BLK
OFFCOURT

Deron Williams
On Kris Humphries:

"He came out very aggressive and we had it going early. We had them down 10 early. We just have to learn to put our foot on teams.



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