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February 16, 2012
Pacers end skid with win over Nets
INDIANAPOLIS—Danny 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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PHOTO OF THE GAME
|LINE OF THE NIGHT|
24 PTS, 10 REB
11-14 FGs, 3 BLK
|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.”