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April 15, 2009 | Pacers 115, Bucks 108

Since losing two in a row to the Bucks in December 2004, the Pacers have won 13 of the last 18 games vs. Milwaukee. The Pacers have won nine in a row vs. Milwaukee at Conseco Fieldhouse. With tonight's win, the Pacers are 26-25 since the start of the calendar year 2009. Indiana is 25-16 at Conseco Fieldhouse this season. The Pacers have won at least 25 games for the 18th time in their last 23 seasons. With his 35 points tonight, Danny Granger finishes the season with an average of 25.8 ppg, which is more than six points a game better than his average of 19.7 ppg in 2007-08. Thus, he is the first player in NBA history to lift his scoring average a minimum of 5.0 ppg for three consecutive seasons. With his five 3-pt FGS tonight, Danny Granger finishes the season with 182 and that is the third highest total in a single season in Pacers' NBA history. It is the most for any player on the team since Reggie Miller's club record 229 in 1996-97. Having shot 1-8 from the floor and 6-8 FTS, Jarrett Jack fell two points short of his first double-double with the Pacers. His 10 assists are his most since joining Indiana and his eight points represent just his second of less than 10 points in the last 29 games of the season. More

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April 13, 2009 | Pacers 109, Cavaliers 117

With tonight's win the Cavs have registered their 66th win of the season and they have locked up the best overall record in the NBA, thus giving them home court advantage through out the 2009 NBA playoffs. With his 17 points and 13 rebounds tonight, Troy Murphy registered his 48th double-double of the campaign, setting a Pacers' NBA single-season record. The previous record of 47 double-doubles was held by Clark Kellogg who set the mark in 1982-83. Cleveland outscored the Pacers, 22-18, in second chance points, having claimed 16 offensive rebounds to the Pacers' 12. Anderson Varejao tied a season-high with seven offensive boards and was the only player on either team with more than three. Including three from Roy Hibbert and two each from Jeff Foster and Danny Granger, the Pacers blocked nine shots tonight, their most since having 10 vs. Miami, 3/25. Roy Hibbert has blocked seven shots in the last two games, more than he had in his previous 10 games combined. Tonight's win is the Cavs' fourth win in their last five trips to Conseco Fieldhouse. Overall, Cleveland has won 13 of the last 15 games with the Pacers. More

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April 11, 2009 | Pacers 106, Pistons 102

After losing eight straight to the Pistons that included the first two games of the 2008-09 season series, the Pacers have won two in a row vs. Detroit. Troy Murphy continued on his march to the Pacers' single-season record for rebounds with 13 tonight. That gives him 836 with two games to play. That is 24 short of the record (860) set by Clark Kellogg in 1982-83. Including six offensive rebounds, Roy Hibbert had eight rebounds tonight and he has averaged 7.8 rpg in the last three. Both his offensive rebounds and total rebounds tonight were one off his career-highs. Hibbert added four blocked shots, his most in his last 14 games--since having five vs. Utah, 3/10. Including a career-high five 3-pt FGS, Brandon Rush scored in double figures for the 10th time in the last 11 games and he scored 20+ points for the third time in the last eight games. For the season, Rush has scored 20+ points four times. Indiana outscored the Pistons, 22-10, in second chance points tonight. All 22 of Indiana's second chance points came in the first half, as the Pacers shot 21-52 FGS. In the second half, Indiana shot 19-36 FGS (.528) and had just one offensive rebound. The Pacers had 14 offensive boards in the first 24 minutes. More

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April 10, 2009 | Pacers 118, Hawks 122

With 35, Granger had his fifth game of at least 30 points in the last seven. Troy Murphy tied Clark Kellogg's franchise NBA record for double-doubles in a season (47) by recording 21 points and 10 rebounds. He added four assists. Roy Hibbert had his third straight double-figures scoring game with 16, adding eight rebounds and two assists. Point guards Jarrett Jack and T.J. Ford combined for nine of the Pacers' 14 turnovers. Atlanta (46-34) clinched fourth place in the Eastern Conference and homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Josh Smith scord 30 with 10 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks. Joe Johnson scored 24, while Al Horford had 22 points, 15 rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block. The Pacers led 74-67 midway through the third period but Atlanta scored 14 in a row and did not relinquish the lead thereafter. Atlanta welcomed the return of Marvin Williams, who missed the previous 16 games with a back injury. He played 12 minutes off the bench. More

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April 8, 2009 | Pacers 130, Raptors 101

Tonight's win is the Pacers' seventh in their last 16 games against the Raptors. the Pacers have won just four of their last eight at Conseco Fieldhouse vs. the Raptors, including the last two in a row. With his 14 rebounds tonight, Troy Murphy has 813 rebounds this season and he is just the third player in the team's NBA history with 800 or more rebounds in a single season. With his 14 points and 14 rebounds, Murphy recorded his career-high 46th double-double of the season, one short of the Pacers' NBA single-season record held by Clark Kellogg (1982-83). T.J. Ford registered his fourth double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 assists. He has had 10+ assists just five times this season. Including tonight's 50-91 FGS (.549), the Pacers have shot 50+ percent from the floor in five straight games. Tonight's win lifts the Pacers' record when shooting 50+ percent FGS to 8-9. The 130 points Indiana scored tonight are its most ever against the Raptors and the 29-point win is the largest for either team in the series between the Pacers and the Raptors. Josh McRoberts recorded career-highs with 12 points and 11 rebounds, giving him his first career double-double. He also had one assist, a steal and two of the team's five blocked shots. More

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April 5, 2009 | Pacers 117, Thunder 99

Even with the victory, the Pacers (33-44) remain four games out of eighth place in the East with five to play. Their tragic number for playoff elimination is one. Indiana shot 50 percent or better for the fifth time in seven games and put the game away by outscoring Oklahoma City 33-19 in the third quarter. Roy Hibbert scored 17 points, Jarrett Jack scored 14 and Brandon Rush had 13 points for the Pacers as all five starters reached double figures. T.J. Ford also had 12 points off the bench. The Pacers have averaged 110.4 points, six more than their season average, over the last seven games and gone 5-2 during that stretch. Kevin Durant led Oklahoma City with 25 points and Nick Collison scored 15. The Thunder (21-55) have lost five of six, giving up 100 points or more in each loss. Granger snapped a career-best streak of four straight games eclipsing 30 points. More

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April 3, 2009 | Pacers 126, Spurs 121

Tonight's win is the Spurs fourth straight against the Pacers and it is their third in their last four trips to Conseco Fieldhouse. The Spurs are now 6-4, all-time, in the Pacers' new home and they lead the overall series with Indiana, 40-34. In his first professional game in his hometown, Broad Ripple H.S. and IUPUI alumnus, George Hill, scored two points with one rebound, one assist and one steal in 13 minutes for the Spurs. San Antonio's 126 points are its most since scoring a season-high 133 points in double overtime vs. Dallas, 12/9. Tonight's total is San Antonio's highest in a regulation game and it is their third of 120+ points this season. The Spurs scored 129 points in a double-overtime win at Minnesota, 11/5. The Pacers have scored 100+ points in four straight games and hit for 120+ in two of those. Tonight's loss is the Pacers' second in their last six games and it ends Indiana's three-game winning streak at Conseco Fieldhouse. Indiana had just seven turnovers tonight, one off its season-low. The Pacers have had 12 or fewer miscues in five of the last six games, and they have had fewer than 10 turnovers in three of the last six. More

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March 31, 2009 | Pacers 107, Bulls 105

The Pacers have now won two in a row and four of their last five games. With their win tonight, the Pacers move to within three and a half games of the Bulls, who are in eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings. The Bulls and Pacers have split their head-to-head season series in 2008-09. With his 31 points tonight, Danny Granger has scored 30+ points in three straight games for just the second time this season, and the first time since scoring 35, 36 and 37 in games vs. Sacramento, 1/3, at Denver, 1/5, and at Phoenix, 1/7. Indiana is now 5-0 this season at home against teams from the Central Division. With their win tonight, the Pacers have improved to 8-4 in games that Brandon Rush has started this season. Rush scored 11 points on 5-8 FGS and 1-2 FTS for his sixth straight game in double-figures. T.J. Ford fell one assist short of his second consecutive double-double with 22 points and a team-high nine assists tonight. To go along with his game-winning basket, Ford also had a career-high tying two blocked shots. More

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March 29, 2009 | Pacers 124, Wizards 115

The Pacers (31-43) won for the third time in four games but their magic number for elimination from the playoffs was reduced to three by Detroit's victory in Philadelphia. Troy Murphy (sprained L knee) missed his third straight game and Marquis Daniels (sprained R wrist) his fifth in a row. Granger scored 31 points, making 10-of-16 from the field and 4-of-6 from the arc, adding six rebounds and three assists. Jarrett Jack had 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds, Roy Hibbert 12 points and eight boards and T.J. Ford 10 assists off the bench. The Wizards (17-58) were without Gilbert Arenas (rest), Juan Dixon (R ankle tendinitis), Brendan Haywood (R wrist) and Darius Songaila (sprained neck). After limiting four straight opponents to less than 100 points, Indiana has given up an average of 113.5 in the last two games. The Pacers' 124 points tonight are their most since scoring a season-high 127 vs. Golden State, 12/17. Indiana has scored 120+ points three times this season, but just once in the last 41 games. With just nine tonight, the Pacers had their fifth straight game of 12 turnovers or less, and they have had a dozen or fewer miscues in eight of the last 12 games. More

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March 28, 2009 | Pacers 106, Bulls 112

The Pacers (30-43) had a two-game losing streak snapped and fell 5.5 games behind the Bulls. With Rush and Granger combining for 29, the Pacers built a 35-21 lead after one quarter but the Bulls opened the second with a 21-4 run to take a 42-39 lead. The game remained closed the rest of the way. The Pacers used a 13-2 run early in the fourth to take a 97-96 lead and were ahead 102-99 with 3:22 left but John Salmons hit consecutive 3-pointers and the Bulls outscored the Pacers 13-4 down the stretch. Indiana was without Troy Murphy (sprained L knee) for the second game in a row and Marquis Daniels (sprained R wrist) for the fourth straight game. Chicago welcomed rookie Derrick Rose back to the starting lineup. He had missed one game and come off the bench in the most recent due to a sprained right wrist. Granger finished with 32 points but shot just 3-of-11 in the second half. T.J. Ford scored eight of his 14 in the fourth quarter and added seven reobunds and six assists. Jarrett Jack had 10 points, nine assists and two steals. More

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March 25, 2009 | Pacers 90, Heat 88

The Pacers were without Troy Murphy (sprained ligament, L knee), who was injured in the morning shootaround, as well as Marquis Daniels (sprained R wrist). With Granger and T.J. Ford combining for the team's final 20 points, the Pacers went on a 13-1 run to wipe out a 75-72 deficit and took a 90-80 lead with 3:46 left on Granger's 3-pointer. They did not score again but held on for the win when Dwyane Wade missed a corner 3-pointer at the buzzer. Miami's 88 points represents the fourth straight game in which the Pacers have held an opponent under 100 points, tying a season-high. The win is the Pacers' 17th (17-6) in a game in which it held an opponent to less than 100 points. In the last four games, the Pacers foes have averaged 87.0 ppg and shot 141-330 FGS (.427). The Heat shot just 3-17 from 3-pt range tonight and Indiana's last four opponents have shot 19-66 from beyond the arc (.288). The NBA's leading scorer, Wade was held eight points below his average with 21 points tonight. More

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March 21, 2009 | Pacers 108, Bobcats 83

The Pacers (29-42) snapped a five-game losing streak. The Bobcats (31-39) snapped a three-game win streak. Five Pacers scored in double figures, including Jarrett Jack's game-high 31. Danny Granger scored 21, Brandon Rush 15, Troy Murphy 14 and T.J. Ford 11. Granger added four rebounds, two steals and a block; Rush had five rebounds and two blocks; Ford came off the bench and had six assists. The Pacers committed just eight turnovers. Scoring the final five points of the first half to take a 53-45 lead at the break, the Pacers opened the third quarter with a 17-2 run to make it 70-47 as the Bobcats missed 10 of 11 shots and committed five turnovers. Indiana, which enjoyed its widest victory margin of the season, led by as many as 34 (94-60). The Pacers scored more than 100 points for the first time in five games. Charlotte was led by Boris Diaw with 15, but just four after the fisrt quarter. More

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March 20, 2009 | Pacers 92, Mavericks 94

The Pacers have now lost five in a row, their longest streak since a six-game streak in early December. The Pacers have lost three in a row at home for the first time since losing their last four home games of 2008. The Pacers had 12 or fewer turnovers for the third time in the last six games with 12 tonight. But their last two came in the last two minutes and resulted in five Mavs' points off turnovers. Dallas' scored only seven points off turnovers in the final three quarters. Troy Murphy registered his 43rd double-double of the season with 11 rebounds and 14 points. With a bench-high 11 points, Brandon Rush scored in double figures for the first time in eight games. Rush also had six rebounds, his fourth straight with four or more boards. Six rebounds tied his most since having eight vs. New Jersey, 12/23. The Mavericks had a season-low five turnovers tonight and that is the fewest by any Indiana opponent this season. Jeff Foster blocked three shots tonight and the Pacers had seven rejections--their sixth straight game with at least seven blocks. The Mavericks were just 7-21 from the fourth quarter, but made their last four shots. More

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March 18, 2009 | Pacers 85, Trailblazers 95

Tonight's win ends the Blazers' five-game losing streak in Indiana, and after losing nine straight to the Pacers, Portland has swept the season series for the first time since 2003. Danny Granger's game-high 35 points represents his best scoring output since he recorded 42 points at Golden State, 1/11. Granger added 10 rebounds, giving his fifth double of the season. Granger re-gained the team lead in 3-pt field goals with his 5-9 from beyond the arc tonight. Granger has hit 144 3-pt FGS, four more than Troy Murphy. Each of the Pacers' starters had at least one blocked shot tonight and the team totaled eight rejections. That equals their most blocked shots of the last nine games. Indiana has lost two in a row at home for just the second time in 2009 and they are 13-4 at Conseco Fieldhouse since the beginning of January. Their four-game overall losing string matches their second longest losing streak of the season. The Pacers lost six in a row in early December and then lost their last four of 2008. More

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March 15, 2009 | Pacers 87, Raptors 110

The Pacers (28-40) fell 2 1/2 games behind eighth-place Milwaukee in the race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Toronto (24-43) snapped a seven-game losing streak. The Pacers have averaged 91.3 points in losing their last three games by an average of 16.3 points. T.J. Ford had 15 points and six assists for the Pacers. After missing 11 games with a foot injury, Danny Granger returned and played 19 minutes off the bench, scoring 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting including 1-of-7 from the 3-point line. The Pacers shot .376 from the field, .290 from the 3-point line and were outrebounded 55-38. Andre Bargnani led Toronto with 27 points and nine rebounds. Pops Mensah-Bonsu had a career-high 21 points for Toronto. More

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March 13, 2009 | Pacers 87, Hawks 101

Danny Granger had hoped to return from his right foot injury but instead missed his 11th consecutive game. The Pacers are 6-5 in that span. T.J. Ford scored the Pacers' final 14 points and had 20 of their final 35. Roy Hibbert had 15 points, seven rebounds and just two personal fouls in 28 minutes but managed just one point and one rebound in the second half. Jarrett Jack, Marquis Daniels and Troy Murphy, players that had combined for nearly 60 points per game in the previous 10, totaled 25 points on 11-of-38 shooting (.289) against the Hawks. Murphy's double-double streak ended at 11. He had seven points and 14 rebounds. Atlanta won its fourth in a row and in that span has allowed an average of 85.5 points. Johnson led Atlanta (38-28) with 30 points, but all five starters scored in double figures. Al Horford had 17 points, 15 rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots. More

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March 10, 2009 | Pacers 100, Jazz 112

Tonight's loss ends the Pacers' six-game home winning streak and it is Indiana's third home loss (13-3) since the start of 2009. With tonight's win, the Jazz have now won 12 straight this season. Utah's win is its second in its last three games at Conseco Fieldhouse. With his 13 rebounds and 23 points tonight, Troy Murphy registered his 11th straight double-double, and his 41st of the season. Murphy's 23 points included a career-high seven 3-pt FGS which tied the most ever by a Pacers' player at Conseco Fieldhouse. Seven 3-pt FGS are one shy of the Pacers' single-game record. As a team, the Pacers hit 10 3-pt FGS tonight and they have had double-digit 3-pt FGS 10 times in the last 20 games. Murphy's 13 rebounds all came at the defensive end, giving him a team NBA single-season record 605 defensive boards in 2008-09. He is the first Indiana player to ever have 600+ defensive rebounds in a single season. Marquis Daniels tied a career-high with 11 boards tonight and he has had 10+ rebounds five times this season. More

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March 1, 2009 | Pacers 100, Nuggets 94

The Pacers have won six in a row at home and 13 of the last 15. Including tonight's game, the Nuggets have lost just five games to teams that were below .500 at the time that they played them. With tonight's win, the Pacers have now won at least one game against each of leaders of the six divisions in the NBA. The Pacers are now 13-18 in games against teams that were at least .500 at the time they played them. With his 22 points and 18 boards, Troy Murphy registered his 37th double-double of the season, tying his career-high. His 18 rebounds matches Murphy's fourth best total of the season and he has registered double-doubles in seven straight games. Tonight's win by the Pacers ends Denver's four-game winning streak at Conseco Fieldhouse and it is the Pacers' second win overall in their last 10 games with the Nuggets. Through the first 59 games of the season, Troy Murphy had blocked multiple shots in just two games. Including tonight's two rejections, he has blocked two shots in each of the last three games. More

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February 27, 2009 | Pacers 99, Celtics 104

The Pacers (25-36) lost for the 13th time in 14 road games. Indiana won the battle of the boards (46-35) for the seventh consecutive game. The Pacers had 17 offensive rebounds converted into 15 second-chance points. T.J. Ford scored 11 of his team-high 23 points in the fourth quarter. He pulled six rebounds and added four assists. Troy Murphy had his 36th double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds, adding three assists and two blocks. Boston opened the fourth quarter with a 15-4 run to take a 92-79 lead with 8:23 left but Ford led the Pacers back. They cut it to 98-95 on two free throws by Murphy with 1:47 lseft but could get no closer as Glen Davis scored Boston's final six points. Ray Allen scored 30 points on 11-of-16 shooting, including 6-of-10 from the arc, to lead the Celtics (47-13). Making his debut after signing earlier in the day, Stephon Marbury played 13 minutes and scored eight points. More

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February 25, 2009 | Pacers 104, Grizzlies 99

With tonight's win, the Pacers are 15-14 in 2009. With his 13 points and 12 boards, Troy Murphy registered his 35th double-double of the season. Including 6-7 by the bench, Indiana was 11-23 from 3-pt range tonight and they have made 10 or more 3-pt FGS in seven of their last 14 games. Including a career-high tying three by Mike Conley in the first quarter, the Grizzlies had 12 steals tonight, tying the most by a Pacers opponent in the last 30 games. O.J. Mayo also had three thefts for Memphis, but those two were the only Grizzlies with more than one. Including multiple blocks by Daniels, Murphy and Hibbert, the Pacers had 10 rejections tonight. Indiana has had double-digit blocks six times this season, but just two of the last 35 games. Daniels' three blocks are his most ever with the Pacers and tied his NBA career-high. Murphy has recorded multiple blocks just three times this season, while Hibbert has had two blocks in five of his last 11 appearances--and in 15 games overall. More

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February 23, 2009 | Pacers 119, Knicks 123

T.J. Ford missed the game due to the flu, joining Danny Granger (foot) and Mike Dunleavy (knee) on the sidelines. Marquis Daniels also was hampered by flu-like symptoms but tied his season high with 28 points. Troy Murphy was one point shy of his second 20-20 game of the season with 19 points and 21 rebounds, adding four assists. In his sixth start, rookie Brandon Rush missed his first seven shots but recovered to make 5-of-8 in the second half when he scored 12 of his 14 points. The Pacers trailed 97-87 early in the fourth quarter but rallied to take a 119-117 lead on Jack's free throws with 1:01 remaining. They wouldn't score again. Nate Robinson scored a career-high 41 for the Knicks, including the last six of the game in the final minute. He added eight rebounds, three assists and two steals, making 15-of-19 from the line. Al Harrington scored 27 and David Lee had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Knicks. More

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February 22, 2009 | Pacers 98, Bulls, 91

With today's win, the Pacers are 14-13 in 2009 and they have won 11 of 13 home games in the new year. Sandwiched around consecutive home losses to New York, 1/31, and Minnesota, 2/3, the Pacers have won seven in a row at home and then their last four in a row at Conseco Fieldhouse. The Pacers committed five turnovers in the first quarter, which led directly to eight points off turnovers for the Bulls. However, Indiana had just five more turnovers the rest of the game, and just one in the fourth quarter. The Pacers' five turnovers in the remaining three periods resulted in just four points off turnovers for Chicago. With today's win, the Pacers are 4-0 this season at home against opponents from the Central Division. Troy Murphy's 27 points today are a season-high and are his most ever in a Pacers' uniform. Murphy added a game-high 14 rebounds for his 33rd double-double of the season, which is tied with Chris Paul of New Orleans for fourth most in the NBA. Today's win is the Pacers' eighth of the season (8-11) in a game in which they did not score 100 points. In similar games last season, the Pacers were just 4-25. More

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February 20, 2009 | Pacers 112, Timberwolves 105

The Pacers were missing three starters: Danny Granger (torn tendon, right foot), Mike Dunleavy (sore right knee) and Jeff Foster (sore lower back). Daniels' 24-point outing represented his first game of at least 20 points since scoring 28 against Memphis on Dec. 26. T.J. Ford needed nine stitches to close a gash on his forehead, the result of an inadvertent elbow from teammate Troy Murphy in the third period. Murphy had his 32nd double-double and 15 in 20 games with 16 points and 14 rebounds. The Pacers enjoyed a 34-15 edge in bench scoring with Brandon Rush (10). Rasho Nesterovic (eight), Maceo Baston (eight points, eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks) and Travis Dienr (six points, six assists) leading the way. Indiana led 94-74 with 8:31 remaining but Minnesota went on a 24-8 run to cut the lead to 102-98, but Jack fed Daniels for a baseline jumper with 35 seconds left that closed the door. More

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February 18, 2009 | Pacers 94, Bobcats 103

The Pacers (22-34) lost their 10th consecutive game on the road, where they're now 6-23. Their last road win came on Jan. 7 in Phoenix on Danny Granger's buzzer-beating 3-pointer. Starting the game without Mike Dunleavy (sore right knee), Jeff Foster (sore lower back) and Josh McRoberts (flu), the Pacers finished without Granger, who left early in the second quarter with an injury initially diagnosed as a sprained right foot. In addition to Troy Murphy's 18 points and 16 rebounds, the Pacers got 18 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots from Jarrett Jack and 14 points from Marquis Daniels. Charlotte won for the third time in four games to improve to 22-32 and move past the Pacers in the East standings. Gerald Wallace had 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Bobcats, while Emeka Okafor had 12 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots. Charlotte took control of the game with a 16-3 run in the third quarter that opened a 77-63 lead. More

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February 17, 2009 | Pacers 100, Sixers 91

Indiana has held its opponent to less than 100 points just eight times in the last 41 games and a total of 16 time all season. With tonight's win, the Pacers are 12-17 this season vs. opponents that had winning records at the time that they played. With 20 points and 10 rebounds, Danny Granger has registered his fourth double-double of the season. Granger also led the team with four blocked shots, tying his second best effort of the season. Including his 14 points and 6-11 FGS tonight, Roy Hibbert has averaged 9.6 ppg and shot 22-36 FGS (.611) in the last five games. Including tonight's win, the Pacers are 8-2 when all five starters score in double figures. In his last six games, T.J. Ford has handed out 43 assists and committed just 10 turnovers, including his seven assists and one miscue tonight. Travis Diener led the Indiana bench with a season-high seven rebounds tonight. More

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February 10, 2009 | Pacers 96, Cavaliers 95

The Pacers have now beaten the top four teams in the NBA: the Lakers, Cavs, Celtics and Magic. With tonight's win by the Pacers, the Cavs have lost two in a row for the first time this season. LeBron James was 15-21 from the floor (.714) while the rest of the team shot just 19-57 (.333). Including four from LeBron James, the Cavs had a season-low 11 assists, which is the third fewest by an Indiana opponent this season. Indiana is now 3-0 at home against Central Division foes, while going 0-6 on the road against the Central. With tonight's win, the Pacers are 7-10 in games that they don't reach the 100-point mark. Tonight's game is the Pacers' 16th (6-10) decided by three points or less. In those six wins the game-winning points have all come on the Pacers' final possession.More

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February 8, 2009 | Pacers 117, Wizards 119

The Pacers (20-32) last their eighth consecutive game on the road. This was the Pacers' NBA-high 15th game decided by three points or less. They're 5-10 in those games. Already without Marquis Daniels (back), the Pacers lost starting forward Mike Dunleavy early in the first quarter when his right knee flared up and he could not return. Dunleavy missed the first 34 games of the season with a right knee injury. T.J. Ford scored 23 points with seven assists, making 7-of-11 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line for the Pacers. It was his seventh game of at least 20 points in the last 10. Travis Diener had four assists without a turnover off the bench, bringing his 10-game total to 29 assists and two turnovers. With 18 points and 10 rebounds, Troy Murphy had his 28th double-double. Brandon Rush played 29 minutes, scoring 11 points with five rebounds and two assists.More

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February 6, 2009 | Pacers 107, Magic 102

Tonight's win ends the Magic's three-game winning streak over the Pacers and snaps Indiana's three-game losing streak. Danny Granger's 33 points is his 15th 30-point game of the season, and his first in his last nine games. Including his 12-12 tonight, Granger has made 49 of his last 50 free throws. With tonight's win, the Pacers are 6-8 in the second game of back-to-backs and they are 3-11 in the first games of back-to-backs. Outrebounded, 50-38, tonight, the Pacers had just four offensive rebounds, tying their fewest of the season. Including three each from Danny Granger and T.J. Ford, the Pacers had nine thefts tonight--their second most of the last 14 games. The Pacers have averaged 9.0 spg in the last three games. In their first 48 games they averaged 6.9 spg. Mike Dunleavy has had a season-high three steals in each of the last two games and he has totaled 12 thefts on the season. He has had multiple steals in just three games this season. More

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February 5, 2009 | Pacers 94, Sixers 99

The Pacers (19-31) lost their third in a row overall and seventh in a row on the road, where they're 6-20 overall. Philadelphia (24-24) snapped a two-game losing streak and won for the 11th time in 15 games. The three games between the Pacers and Sixers this season have been decided by a total of eight points, and neither team has reached 100 points. The Pacers played without Marquis Daniels (sore lower back). The Sixers announced before the game forward Elton Brand will undergo surgery on his right shoulder Monday and will miss the rest of the season. Mike Dunleavy scored 21 points to lead the Pacers. Danny Granger and Jarrett Jack scored 18 apiece. With 15 points and 14 rebounds, Troy Murphy had his 27th double-double of the season. All five Philadelphia starters scored in double figures, led by Willie Green's season-high 23. More

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February 3, 2009 | Pacers 111, Timberwolves 116

With 17 points and 12 rebounds, Troy Murphy registered his 26th double-double of the season, which is sixth best in the NBA. One of four Indiana players with at least four assists tonight, Jeff Foster passed out a career-high five tonight. With his 4-4 at the foul line tonight, Danny Granger extended his streak of successful free throws to 32 in a row. Granger's 28 points are his most in the last seven games--since he scored 30 at New Orleans, 1/19. The Timberwolves' Al Jefferson's 12 points and 15 boards gives him 27 double-doubles on the season. Including his two tonight, Danny Granger has blocked 10 shots in the last four games (2.5 bpg). Over the final 9:15 of the game, the Timberwolves outscored the Pacers' 31-17, after Indiana had led by a game-high nine points (94-85). Overall, Minnesota ends a three-game losing streak and has won 11 of its last 16 games. More

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January 31, 2009 | Pacers 113, Knicks 122

Tonight's New York win ends the Pacers' five-game winning streak against the Knicks, and it is New York's first win at Conseco Fieldhouse January 2007. T.J. Ford's career-high 36 points included 17 in the fourth quarter. On a night when his teammates shot just 28-77 FGS (.364), Ford shot 14-23 from the floor and 8-10 FTS. In addition to scoring 48 points, Ford has had eight assists and just two turnovers in the last two games. Stephen Graham's bench-high 14 points are two short of his career-high which he tied at Denver, 1/5. Graham added five rebounds and his second blocked shot of the season. He has rejected a total of six shots in his NBA career. The Pacers tied their most blocked shots of the last 16 games with seven tonight. Danny Granger had four rejections, his most since blocking six at Houston, 11/26. Tonight is only the second time this season that Granger has had more than three blocks in a game. Jeff Foster's 10 rebounds tonight included six offensive rebounds, giving him a team-high 143 for the season. More

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January 30, 2009 | Pacers 114, Heat 103

The Pacers win is their 13th straight regular season win over the Heat at Conseco Fieldhouse. Including the playoffs, the Pacers have won 16 in a row at home vs. Miami. The Heat last won in Indiana on Dec. 31, 2001. Tonight's 114 points for Indiana snaps the Heat's eight game streak in which it had held its opponents to less than 100 points. With tonight's win the Pacers have now won a season-high seven straight at Conseco Fieldhouse. In the first 45 games of the season, Danny Granger was the only Pacers' player to score 30 or more points. Tonight, Mike Dunleavy became the second Indiana player in as many games to score 30+ points with his game and season-high 30. The Pacers set a season-high with 15 3-pt field goals tonight. That ties the most ever hit by a Miami Heat opponent and it is one short of the Pacers' record. Coming into tonight's game Maceo Baston had scored 14 points in eight appearances. Tonight, he scored a season-high 12 to go with seven rebounds--also a season-high. His 12 points tonight are just two short of his career-high set with the Pacers in January 2007. More

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January 28, 2009 | Pacers 107, Bucks 99

With tonight's win the Pacers have now won a season-high six straight at Conseco Fieldhouse. The current streak matches the Pacers' longest at home since they won 14 in a row from 11/28/02 to 1/26/03 Since losing two in a row to the Bucks in December 2004, the Pacers have won 12 of the last 16 games vs. Milwaukee. The Pacers have won eight in a row vs. Milwaukee at Conseco Fieldhouse. This season, the Pacers are 2-6 against Central Division opponents with both wins coming at Conseco Fieldhouse and all six losses occurring on the road. The first player, other than Danny Granger, to score 30+ points for Indiana, T.J. Ford's 34 points tied his most ever in the NBA. He scored 13 points in the fourth quarter. In the first period, the Pacers took 14 free throws to the Bucks' five and outscored Milwaukee, 11-4, from the line. The rest of the game, the Bucks outscored the Pacers, 28-9, at the free throw line on 28-33 FTS to the Pacers' 9-17. More

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January 27, 2009 | Pacers 111, Magic 135

Mickael Pietrus came back from his broken wrist as good as new. He had 27 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic to a 135-111 victory Tuesday night over the Indiana Pacers. Pietrus, who missed the previous 12 games with a broken right wrist, came off the bench to lead a well-balanced Magic attack. Seven players reached double figures scoring, including Rashard Lewis with 24 points and Dwight Howard with 22. "They are the best team in the East,'' Indiana's Danny Granger said. "Two words - Dwight Howard - explain it. He is the most dominant player since Shaquille O'Neal - hands down.'' The Magic used the return of Pietrus to strengthen their inside-outside attack that revolves around Howard and involves plenty of shooters on the perimeter. They reached their second-highest point total this season. "I still have my shot. That didn't go anywhere,'' Pietrus said. "I didn't leave it at home. I came back aggressive and with plenty of energy. I was rested and ready to come back. More

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January 25, 2009 | Pacers 98, Bobcats 93

With tonight's win the Pacers have now won a season-high five straight at Conseco Fieldhouse. Jeff Foster's 10 offensive rebounds tonight are his most this season are two short of the most in the NBA in 2008-09. It is also two short of the team's NBA record, which he shares with three others. Tonight's win is the Pacers' sixth of the season in a game in which they did not score 100 points. That is one more win in those games than they had all of last season. Since giving up 120 points to the Jazz in Utah, 1/12, the Pacers have allowed their last six opponents an average of 101.2 ppg. The Pacers have won four of those six games. Including tonight's game, Maceo Baston has seen action in consecutive games for the first time this season. Baston has made a total of six appearances in 2008-09. With tonight's win, the Pacers take a 9-7 lead in the all-time series with the Bobcats and they are now 6-3 all-time against Charlotte in Conseco Fieldhouse. More

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January 23, 2009 | Pacers 107, Rockets 102

With tonight's win the Pacers have now won a season-high four straight at Conseco Fieldhouse and they sweep the season series with the Rockets for the first time since the 2001-02 season. Including 19 in the fourth quarter, the Pacers shot a season-high 38 free throws and they made 33 of those (18 in the 4th period). With 14 points and a game-high 16 boards, Troy Murphy registered his 22nd double-double of the season. He has had 10+ rebounds in six straight games and in 26 of the last 31 games. The Pacers forced an opponent into 20 or more turnovers for just the fourth time this season, and the second time in four games, forcing Houston into 20 turnovers that resulted in 22 points off turnovers for Indiana. The Pacers missed their last five shots from the floor of the game and finished by making just one of their final eight shots. As a result, they slipped under 40 percent from the field (.393) and won a game in which they shot less than 40 percent FGS for the first time (1-4) this season. More

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January 20, 2009 | Pacers 81, Spurs 99

The Pacers were held to fewer than 100 points for the first time in 15 games. They also held their opponent to fewer than 100 points for the first time in 15 games. Rookie Brandon Rush, scoreless in the last four games and inactive for the first time this season Monday in New Orleans, played 26 minutes off the bench and had five points. Mike Dunleavy scored 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting. T.J. Ford was the only other Pacers player in double figures with 10. Tim Duncan had 27 points in 27 minutes for the Spurs, making 10-of-15 shots and pulling 10 rebounds, adding two steals and a block. Manu Ginobili scored 26 points in 21 minutes, making 8-of-10 shots, including all four of his 3-pointers, adding eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block. More

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January 19, 2009 | Pacers 100, Hornets 103

Troy Murphy had his 21st double-double of the season and fourth in a row with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Marquis Daniels returned after missing the last six games with a strained groin. Rookie Brandon Rush was inactive for the first time this season. Rasual Butler scored 17 points for New Orleans. Butler has now scored in double figures in five of his last six games. Chris Paul recorded one steal after going two straight games without a theft. The last time Paul went two games without recording a steal was April 3 at Milwaukee and April 4 against Seattle. New Orleans shot 46.2% (12-for-26) from beyond the arch, including 7-for-18 in the first half. Peja Stojakovic scored a season-high 26 points for New Orleans. This is the second consecutive game that New Orleans has had a game-winning shot against Indiana. David West hit a fade-away jumper with 2.5 seconds left at Indiana on Dec. 28. More

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January 16, 2009 | Pacers 111, Raptors 104

Tonight's win is the Pacers' sixth in their last 15 games against the Raptors. the Pacers have won just three of their last seven at Conseco Fieldhouse vs. the Raptors and had lost two in a row prior to tonight. With tonight's win, the Pacers have won consecutive games for just the fourth time this season and Indiana is now 5-4 in its last nine games. The Pacers had all five starters score in double figures for the eighth time this season and they are 6-2 in those games. Including all five starters, the Pacers had a season-high seven different players that all had at least three assists. Jarrett Jack led the Pacers with seven assists while committing no turnovers in 38+ minutes. The Pacers outscored the Raptors, 38-36, in the paint and improved their record to 13-16 in games in which they outscore the opposition in the paint. With 15 points and 15 rebounds, Troy Murphy registered his 20th double-double of the season in 40 games. In 2007-08, Murphy registered 10 double-doubles in 75 games. More

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January 14, 2009 | Pacers 110, Pistons 106 OT

Tonight's win is Indiana's first win over Detroit since Dec. 29, 2006, ending a run of eight straight losses to the Pistons. Tonight's win is the Pacers' first overtime win of season, after losing their first four overtime games. All five of the Pacers' overtime games have been played at Conseco Fieldhouse. Including his 18th 3-pt FG of the season, T.J. Ford led the bench with 23 points, the most by any Indiana reserve this season. In his first start of 2008-09, Mike Dunleavy 12 points with six rebounds and two assists. With his team-high 24 points tonight, Danny Granger has scored 20+ points in 14 straight games--the longest active streak in the NBA. Granger added 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. Troy Murphy registered his 19th double-double of the season, and his second in two games. Murphy has had 10+ rebounds in 22 of the last 27 games. More

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January 12, 2009 | Pacers 113, Jazz 120

The Pacers (13-25) lost their third in a row and allowed at least 120 points in all three. Utah (23-15) won its fourth in a row overall and improved to 16-4 at home. Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points with seven rebounds and two assists in his fourth game of the season. Including Monday's 44-point deficit (111-67), the Pacers' starters were outscored by 94 points in four losses on the road trip, an average defciit of 23.5. Including Monday's 46-9 advantage, the Indiana bench has outscored opponents 129-62 in the last three games. The Pacers scored at least 60 points in the first half for the sixth consecutive game but trailed by seven as Utah posted a season-high 70 points. Troy Murphy had his 18th double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Mehmet Okur had career highs in points (43), free throws attempted (15) and made (14) to lead the Jazz. Andrei Kirilenko had a season-high 23 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks, while Deron Williams had 23 points and 11 assists for the Jazz. More

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January 11, 2009 | Pacers 117, Warriors 120

The Pacers (13-24) played their NBA-high 13th game decided by three points or less, including their third in a row on this road trip. They're 5-8 in those games. The Warriors (11-28) snapped a five-game losing streak. Indiana took a 117-116 lead with 23 seconds left on Danny Granger's 3-point, but Jamal Crawford answered with a 3-pointer with 11 seconds remaining with what turned out to be the game-winner after Mike Dunleavy missed a 3-pointer. T.J. Ford returned from a three-game absence due to a lower back injury and had 15 points and six assists in 25 minutes off the bench. Stephen Graham started his third game in a row due to Marquis Daniels' absence (groin strain) and fouled out with 11 points and five rebounds. Jarrett Jack had 12 points, six rebounds and six assists and Dunleavy finished with 10. More

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January 9, 2009 | Pacers 119, Lakers 121

The Pacers (13-23) remained winless against the Lakers in Staples Center, losing their last 10 trips. They haven't beaten the Lakers in L.A. since 1999. The Lakers (29-6) won their eighth in nine games. The teams combined for 134 points and .629 shooting in the first half, with the Lakers holding a 68-66 lead. Danny Granger scored 28 on 8-of-17 shooting and 10-of-11 from the line. In his second game of the season, Mike Dunleavy scored 22 points with five assists and four rebounds in 23 minutes. Dunleavy's 3-pointer tied the game at 119-all with 26.4 seconds left but Kobe Bryant hit the game-winning jumper over Jarrett Jack with three seconds remaining. Bryant scored 36 points with a season-high 13 assists and seven rebounds. It was his second double-double of the year. Paul Gasol had 21 points and 11 rebounds and Andrew Bynum 20 for the Lakers. Those two combined to shoot 17-of-23 from the field (.739). More

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January 7, 2009 | Pacers 113, Suns 110

The Pacers (13-22) won for the third time in four games and snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Suns. The Suns (19-13) had a three-game winning streak snapped. Mike Dunleavy made his first appearance of the season for the Pacers, playing 21 minutes and totaling 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting and four assists. He made the pass to Granger for the game-winner. The Pacers played without two starters, as T.J. Ford (lower back) and Marquis Daniels (strained groin) missed with injuries. Stephen Graham started for Daniels and scored 13 points with seven rebounds and three assists. Jarrett Jack started for Ford and had 11 points and five assists.Troy Murphy had streaks of five consecutive double-doubles and 10 consecutive double-figures rebound games come to an end as he pulled six in 23 minutes. The Pacers led for all but 11 seconds of the game but Phoenix's first and only lead came on Leandro Barbosa's 3-pointer that made it 110-108 with 45 seconds left. More

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January 5, 2009 | Pacers 115, Nuggets 135

The Pacers (12-22) had a two-game winning streak snapped. The Nuggets (24-12) won their fourth in a row overall and fourth straight at home and improved to 22-9 with Chauncey Billups in the lineup. T.J. Ford (sore lower back) did not play for the Pacers. Marquis Daniels, who entered the game with a strained groin, started and played 12 minutes but could not play in the second half. Denver set opponent season highs for points in the first quarter (40), first half (74) and game (135) as well as field-goal percentage (.581). The Pacers trailed 38-18 in the first quarter but outscored the Nuggets 62-42 to tie it at 80-all in the third. They trailed 99-96 with 11:10 left in the game but Chauncey Billups scored 13 points in a 21-3 run that broke it open. Complementing Danny Granger's 36 were Troy Murphy (15 points, 12 rebounds), Jarrett Jack (17 points, seven assists) and Stephen Graham (16 points). More

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January 3, 2009 | Pacers 122, Kings 117

The Pacers have won two straight games for just the second time this season and have won both ends of a back-to-back for the first time this season. The win tonight ends the team's longest home losing streak of the season at four in a row. Indiana is now 4-5 in the second game of back-to-backs this season. Tonight's win is the Pacers' fourth in their last 13 games with the Kings and it ends the Kings' two-game winning streak at Conseco Fieldhouse. With his 13 defensive rebounds tonight, Troy Murphy has collected 3,000 defensive rebounds in his NBA career. With his six attempts from 3-pt range tonight, Danny Granger has become the sixth player in franchise history to attempt 1,000+ shots from behind the arc in his career. With 12 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, Troy Murphy posted his 16th double-double of the season, and his fourth in a row. More

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January 2, 2009 | Pacers 105, Knicks 103

The Pacers (11-21) snapped a four-game losing streak and beat the Knicks for the fifth time in a row. The Knicks (12-19) lost for the seventh time in eight games and have gone 6-16 since their 6-3 start. Jarrett Jack led the Pacers with a game- and season-high 29 points on 10-of-14 shooting. Danny Granger scored 22 with five assists, four rebounds and three blocked shots. Troy Murphy had his 15th double-double with 15 points and 18 rebounds. Murphy has pulled double-figures rebounds in his last eight games, averaging 14.3 in that span. Al Harrington scored 27 off the bench to lead the Knicks. New York's David Lee had 26 points and 11 rebounds, his 18th double-double in the last 20 games. More

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December 30, 2008 | Pacers 104, Hawks 110

Tonight's win is the Hornets' third straight victory at Conseco Fieldhouse, and their sixth in their last 10 games on the Pacers' home court. The Pacers have now lost a season-high three straight at Conseco Fieldhouse and have lost four of five since a season-high two straight wins. Danny Granger's game-high 34 points represents his eighth 30-point game of the season and he has averaged 28.6 ppg in the last three games. Granger scored 15 of his points in the fourth quarter, including 3-3 from 3-pt range. Granger was 4-4 from 3-pt range, the most made without a miss in any game this season by a Pacers' player. Including 13 in the first half, Roy Hibbert scored a season-high 19 points on 7-14 FGS and 5-6 FTS. Hibbert's five offensive rebounds tied his career-high. Troy Murphy's 16 points and 16 rebounds give him 13 double-doubles on the season and he has had 10+ rebounds in six straight appearances. Murphy's 15 defensive rebounds are one shy of his season-best.As a team, the Pacers shot 9-12 from 3-pt range, their best single-game effort of the season.More

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December 28, 2008 | Pacers 103, Hornets 105

Tonight's win is the Hornets' third straight victory at Conseco Fieldhouse, and their sixth in their last 10 games on the Pacers' home court. The Pacers have now lost a season-high three straight at Conseco Fieldhouse and have lost four of five since a season-high two straight wins. Danny Granger's game-high 34 points represents his eighth 30-point game of the season and he has averaged 28.6 ppg in the last three games. Granger scored 15 of his points in the fourth quarter, including 3-3 from 3-pt range. Granger was 4-4 from 3-pt range, the most made without a miss in any game this season by a Pacers' player. Including 13 in the first half, Roy Hibbert scored a season-high 19 points on 7-14 FGS and 5-6 FTS. Hibbert's five offensive rebounds tied his career-high. Troy Murphy's 16 points and 16 rebounds give him 13 double-doubles on the season and he has had 10+ rebounds in six straight appearances. Murphy's 15 defensive rebounds are one shy of his season-best.As a team, the Pacers shot 9-12 from 3-pt range, their best single-game effort of the season.More

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December 26, 2008 | Pacers 105, Grizzlies 108

After the Pacers scored a Grizzlies opponents’ season-high 68 first-half points on 61.4 percent shooting, the Grizzlies held Indiana to just 37 points on 44.4 percent shooting in the second half. The Pacers did not reach 20 points in the third or fourth quarters after scoring over 30 in each of the first and second quarters. After Marquis Daniels’ jump shot gave the Pacers a 101-99 advantage with four minutes left in the game, Memphis responded with a 7-0 run in the next 93 seconds to give the Grizzlies a 106-101 lead with 2:27 remaining. Hakim Warrick led seven Grizzlies in double figures with a season-high tying 21 points (8-of-13 FG), including nine points in the fourth quarter… Memphis improved to 3-0 when Warrick reaches 21 points. O.J. Mayo scored 18 points (6-of-17 FG) and led the Grizzlies in rebounding (eight) and assists (career-high seven). Danny Granger finished with 26 points (9-of-16 FG but left the game with 10:08 left in the fourth quarter with a sore neck and did not return.More

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December 23, 2008 | Pacers 107, Nets 108

With tonight's one-point loss, Indiana is 3-4 in games decided by three points or less. Danny Granger's two missed free throws in the fourth quarter ended a run of 45 consecutive made from the foul line. With 12 points and a season-high 14 rebounds, Jeff Foster recorded his fourth double-double of the season. Foster has had 10+ rebounds in five straight games. Foster tied a season-high with seven offensive rebounds and he has had seven offensive boards five times this season, including three of the last five games. Josh McRoberts came into tonight's game with just four assists in 13 appearances and had never had more than one in any game in 21 career games. However, he dealt five assists and had no turnovers in 25 minutes. McRoberts also had more than one steal for the first time this season with two tonight. Jarrett Jack led the Pacers with eight assists, tying his season-high. As a team, the Pacers had a season-high 31 assists, their first game with 30 or more this season.More

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December 20, 2008 | Pacers 95, Sixers 94

For the second night in a row, the Pacers played without their two leading scorers (Danny Granger and Marquis Daniels) and their leading rebounder (Troy Murphy), all out with a viral infection. Despite being severely shorthanded, the Pacers got 38 points from their second unit, including 12 each from Jarrett Jack and Travis Diener and a career-high 10 from Josh McRoberts. In the last four games, the second unit has outscored opponents 149-68. Jeff Foster was one point away from a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds. It was his fourth straight game with double-figures rebounds. The Pacers improved to 5-3 in games Foster starts.Philadelphia was led by Andre Iguodala's 26 points. Andre Miller had 14 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds for the Sixers. Philadelpha led by as many as 15 points, 35-20 in the second quarter, but the Pacers cut the lead to 48-44 by halftime and the game was close thereafter.More

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December 19, 2008 | Pacers 109, Clippers 117 OT

Including two in a row at Conseco Fieldhouse, the Clippers have won three of their last four against the Pacers. Tonight is just the eighth win ever on the road against the Pacers (8-27). After coming off the bench in each of the season's 24 games, Jarrett Jack has now started each of the last two and scored 20+ points in each game. Jack also led the Pacers with a season-high seven assists and with a season-high tying three steals. Blocking more than two shots for the first time in his career, Roy Hibbert rejected five shots and the Pacers had a season-high 13 rejections. Indiana has had 10+ blocked shots six times this season. Hibbert added a career-high 16 points on 8-10 from the field tonight. Indiana committed a season-high 26 turnovers and gave up 29 points off those miscues--tying the second most points off turnovers by a Pacers' foe this season. L.A.'s 16 steals are a season-high and they had four players with multiple thefts--including a season-high four from Al Thornton.More

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December 17, 2008 | Pacers 127, Warriors 120

Danny Granger's 41 points tonight are one off his career-high set last Friday (12/12) at Detroit. His 17-17 from the foul line are the most free throw attempts without a miss by any Pacers' player this season. He has now made 43 straight free throws. Adding 11 rebounds, he notched his second double-double of the campaign. Granger has scored 30+ points seven times in the season's first 25 games. He had seven 30-point games in 80 appearances last season. Granger also tied his season-high with six assists tonight. The Pacers' 127 points are its most this season. Jarrett Jack started tonight's game--his first regular season start for the Pacers and the 100th start of his NBA career. Jack scored a season-best 24 points with six rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot tonight. Scoring in double figures for the second time in three games, and fifth time this season, Brandon Rush recorded the first double-double of his career with 10 points and a career-best 11 rebounds. After going 6-41 from the floor in his previous three games, Stephen Jackson 8-14 from the field and scored 20 points tonight.More

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December 15, 2008 | Pacers 118, Wizards 98

The Pacers (8-16) snapped losing streaks of six in a row overall, six on the road and five to sub-.500 teams. The Wizards (4-18) lost their third in a row, fell to 3-10 at home and 3-8 under interim coach Ed Tapscott. For the second time in the last 10 games, the Pacers held an opponent to fewer than 100 points. Indiana led 33-27 after the first quarter, the first time in 11 games they entered the second quarter with the advantage. The Pacers led by as many as 15 (66-51) early in the third quarter but Washington put together a 32-17 run to tie it at 83-all late in the third. Indiana then responded with an 11-0 run to rebuild a double-digit lead and the Wizards did not threaten again. Rookie center Roy Hibbert started his second consecutive game but struggled with foul trouble, playing 12 minutes and scoring two points, with two rebounds. Danny Granger had a strong all-around game, scoring 27 points (10-of-10 from the line), adding nine rebounds, five assists and five steals. T.J. Ford had his third consecutive solid outing with 16 points, five assists and five rebounds.More

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December 13, 2008 | Pacers 103, Bucks 121

The Pacers (7-16) lost their sixth in a row overall, eighth in nine games and sixth straight on the road. Indiana dropped to 1-5 against teams with sub-.500 records. Milwaukee (10-15) snapped a three-game losing streak. The Bucks led by 18 at the half (64-46) and 21 early in the third period (70-49) but the Pacers outscored the Bucks 54-32 as T.J. Ford and Brandon Rush scored 14 apiece to take a 103-102 lead with 4:40 remaining. Milwaukee finished the game on a 19-0 run to pull away for the victory, with the game's final basket a 3-pointer from former Pacers forward Austin Croshere. Rookie Roy Hibbert made his first career start for the Pacers, playing 18 minutes and producing eight points, two rebounds and one blocked shot. Fellow rookie Rush had his fourth double-figure scoring game of the season with 16.More

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December 12, 2008 | Pacers 110, Pistons 114

The Pacers (7-15) lost their fifth in a row overall and eighth straight to the Pistons. Detroit (12-9) snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 8-9 with Allen Iverson. Granger tied his career-high by making 13 free throws, more than he'd attempted in the previous four games combined. T.J. Ford's 3-pointer in the first quarter gave him 15 in the first 22 games, matching his total for all of last season in Toronto. With 12 points and 10 assists, Ford had his second double-double of the season. He also had seven rebounds. Troy Murphy had his 12th double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Six Pacers scored in double figures, including Rasho Nesterovic (16 points on 8-of-12 shooting, Marquis Daniels (11) and Jarrett Jack 11). The Pacers shot a season-high .565 from the field but the Pistons also established a season-high with a .558 percentage. Detroit guard Rodney Stuckey, who had two 3-pointers all season entering the game, made a career-high 4-of-5 on his way to a season-high 21 points.More

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December 10, 2008 | Pacers 88, Raptors 101

The Pacers (7-14) lost their fourth in a row and 10th in 13 games since a 4-3 start. The Raptors (9-12) snapped a five-game losing streak. Toronto's victory was the first for interim Coach Jay Triano, who replaced Sam Mitchell four games ago. In addition to Murphy's 20 points and 20 rebounds, Jeff Foster had 10 points and 12 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. The Pacers shot a season-low .347 from the field. Aside from Murphy, the other four starters combined to shoot 18-of-56 (.321). Danny Granger scored 22 points but shot 9-of-25, including 3-of-11 from the arc. Marquis Daniels had his sixth 20-point game of the season with 21 but shot 7-of-19. Former Raptors T.J. Ford (four points, four assists) and Rasho Nesterovic (zero points, three rebounds) struggled, while former Pacer Jermaine O'Neal had 10 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. More

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December 7, 2008 | Pacers 117, Celtics 122 OT

With the second of his five defensive rebounds tonight, Jeff Foster moved ahead of Darnell Hillman for ninth place on the franchise's all-time career list. Marquis Daniels' 26 points represent his season-high and tied his most ever in a Pacers' uniform. His 11 field goals made also tied his most ever with Indiana. The Pacers' 42-83 FGS represents its second outing of the season shooting 50+ percent and its first since hitting 44-80 FGS (.550) vs. Atlanta, 11/18. Boston shot 50 percent FGS tonight (42-84) and the Pacers opponents have shot 50+ percent from the field in five consecutive games. Jarrett Jack's 17 points are his most this season and are one short of the most by any Pacers' reserve this season. Jarrett Jack led the bench with five assists and since having no assists in the game at Chicago, 11/15, he has averaged 3.8 apg in the last 11 games. In addition to scoring 20 points, Danny Granger led the Pacers with six assists, tying his season-best. Including a season-high three by Danny Granger, the Pacers had seven steals tonight, their second with more than five in the last 13 games. Indiana had at least seven thefts in each of the first seven games of the campaign. More

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December 5, 2008 | Pacers 73, Cavaliers 97

Cleveland’s 16-3 start is the best start to a season in franchise history, besting the 11-3 starts in both 1976-77 and 1988-89. The Cavs’ 11-0 start at home is the best home start in franchise history, besting their 9-0 starts in both the 1991-92 and 1976-77 seasons. In their current seven-game win streak, the Cavs have won each game by an average of 22.0 points per game and at least 12 points in each game and are averaging 110.0 points on .503 shooting to their opponents 88.0 points on .399 shooting per game. Cleveland held the Pacers to a season opponent-low 73 points tonight and a Pacers season low in points scored (previous low was 91 twice). In two games against Indiana this season, Anderson Varejao is averaging 17.5 points on .714 shooting and 7.5 rebounds per game.Troy Murphy scored a team-high 15 points for the Pacers and added six rebounds. Indiana (7-12) has lost nine of 12 since a 4-3 start. More

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December 3, 2008 | Pacers 96, Celtics 114

The Pacers fell to 7-11 overall and 2-7 on the road. Even with Tuesday's rousing victory over the Lakers, they're 3-8 since a 4-3 start. Boston won its 10th in a row overall and sixth straight at home to improve to 18-2 overall, 11-1 at home. The Pacers led 37-32 early in the second period but the Celtics used runs of 20-5 in the second quarter and 26-6 in the third quarter to build an 85-61 lead. Indiana responded with a 21-5 run to close to 90-82 but Boston scored 10 in a row to put the game away. With 10 points and 10 rebounds, Troy Murphy had his 10th double-double of the season, matching his total for all of last year. Murphy also had double-figures rebounds for the 10th consecutive game. T.J. Ford had 15 points and eight assists and Marquis Daniels 14 points for the Pacers. Boston was led by Ray Allen, who scored a season-high 31 including six 3-pointers. Rajon Rondo had a triple-double with 16 points, 17 assists and 13 rebounds. More

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December 2, 2008 | Pacers 118, Lakers 117

With tonight's win, the Pacers have won five of their last six home games vs. the Lakers.Tonight's win is the Pacers' first of the season in the first game (1-5) of a back-to-back. Heading into tomorrow's game at Boston, the Pacers are 2-3 in the second game of back-to-backs. Including the game-winning tip-in, the Pacers tied a season-high with 19 offensive rebounds tonight and the outrebounded the Lakers overall, 50-41. After falling behind by a game-high 16 points (104-88), the Pacers outscored the Lakers, 30-13, over the final 10:20 of the game.Tonight's game is the Lakers' first road loss of the season (5-1) and both of their losses this season, overall, have come vs. Central Division teams. The Pistons won at STAPLES Center, 11/14. Through the first three periods, the Lakers had shot better than 56 percent from the floor (35-62, .565). In the fourth period, they shot just 4-14 FGS (.286). The Pacers' last two wins have both come on last second tip-ins. Danny Granger rebounded his own missed shot and put in the game-winning points at Houston, 11/26. Danny Granger's 32 points tonight represent his fifth of 30+ this season and he has moved ahead of L.A.'s Kobe Bryant for fifth in the league in scoring with an average of 24.69 ppg. Bryant's 28 tonight lifted his average to 24.63 ppg. More

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November 29, 2008 | Pacers 96, Magic 110

The Pacers (6-10) have lost two in a row and seven of nine since a 4-3 start. Orlando improved to 13-4 and 2-0 against the Pacers. Orlando played without its starting backcourt as Mickael Pietrus (torn thumb ligament) joined Jameer Nelson (strained hip flexor) on the sidelines. Orlando also was without key reserve guard Keith Bogans (fractured thumb). Former Indiana backup Anthony Johnson started at point for the Magic and scored 16 points with four assists. Dwight Howard had a season high 32 points to go with 21 rebounds, four blocks and three assists. He made 11-of-15 from the field and 10-of-17 from the line. It was the fourth time in Howard's career he had at least 30 points and 20 rebounds. Marquis Daniels, an Orlando native, had 21 points, eight rebounds and three assists for the Pacers. More

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November 28, 2008 | Pacers 108, Bobcats 115 OT

Tonight's win is the Bobcats' first road win (1-4) of the season and it is their third win in their last four trips to Conseco Fieldhouse. Danny Granger's 35 points are his most this season and two short of his career-best. Granger has scored 30+ points four times this season. Granger's 14 field goals made are a career-high. Granger's six 3-pt FGS tonight are one shy of his career-best and one off the Conseco Fieldhouse record. Indiana's 11 3-pt FGS tied their most this season. Indiana has had 20+ assists in 12 of 15 games this season and is 6-6 in those games. Raymond Felton's 31 points tonight tied his most ever in the NBA. Emeka Okafor pulled down a season-high 20 rebounds tonight, including a season-high tying nine offensive boards. Okafor's total is two short of the most by any NBA player this season (Biedrins at Memphis, 11/3). With a 55-50 advantage tonight, the Pacers outrebounded their eighth opponent of the season, but they are just 2-6 in those games. More

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November 26, 2008 | Pacers 91, Rockets 90

Troy Murphy had 21 points and 14 rebounds on back-to-back nights and now has seven double-doubles for the season. Murphy has pulled double-figures rebounds in six consecutive games, averaging 13.5 in that span Marquis Daniels scored fewer than 10 points (seven) for the first time this season. Danny Granger did not make a 3-pointer (in seven attempts) for the first time in 29 games. With 11 points, Brandon Rush scored in double figures for the third straight game, averaging 13.0 in that span while shooting 17-of-26 (.653) from the field and 4-of-6 (.667) from the 3-point line. Granger shot 21-of-56 (.375) and 5-of-23 (.217) from the 3-point line on the three-game road trip. The Pacers (6-8) snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 2-5 on the road. Houston (10-6) had a three-game win streak snapped. More

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November 25, 2008 | Pacers 106, Mavericks 109

The Pacers (5-8) lost their third in a row overall and fifth straight in Dallas, falling to 1-5 on the road this season. In five of their last six losses, the Pacers have blown a fourth-quarter lead. They led the Mavs 97-90 with 3:40 remaining. Dallas (7-7) won its fifth in a row. Danny Granger scored 22 for the Pacers but shot 7-of-18 overall and 1-of-7 from the arc, marking the10th time in 13 games he has failed to make half his shots. Rookie Brandon Rush, who did not score in double figures in the first 11 games, did so for the second night in a row, following Saturday's 10-point outing with 18 on 8-of-12 shooting. Rush left the game briefly late in the third quarter after straining his left shoulder. Rookie Roy Hibbert left the game after spraining his ankle midway through the second period and did not return. Dallas played without Josh Howard, who missed his third in a row with a sprained left ankle. More

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November 22, 2008 | Pacers 100, Heat 109

After shooting .533 in the first half and leading by as many as 15, the Pacers shot .371 in the second half with as many turnovers as field goals (13). Miami shot 7-of-20 in the first period but went 34-of-59 (.576) thereafter, including 14-of-22 in the fourth quarter, to finish at .519 for the game. The Heat became the first Pacers opponent in eight games to shoot higher than 43 percent from the field. Danny Granger left the game briefly in the fourth quarter after spraining his left ankle with 10:15 remaining. He returned to play the final eight minutes. Pacers have dropped four-of-their-last five games and are 1-4 on the road this season. Pacers have led at the half in eight games this season, yet have lost five of those eight games. They led at the half last night vs. Orlando, 54-50, led by as many as 10 points and lost in overtime. Tonight they led by 12 points at the half, by as many as 15 points and lost by nine to the HEAT. More

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November 21, 2008 | Pacers 98, Magic 100 OT

With the most assists by any Pacers' player this season, other than T.J. Ford, Rasho Nesterovic led the Pacers with a career-high eight tonight. Nesterovic has led the Pacers in assists (including ties) in each of the last two games. Since returning from a sprained ankle that kept him on the sidelines for four games, Nesterovic has handed out 20 assists, grabbed four steals and committed just four turnovers in the last five games. The Pacers had a season-high eight different players with at least one blocked shot tonight and they tied their season-high with 10 rejections. In the last four games, Indiana has averaged 9.8 bpg and has had 10 blocks three times. Including Marquis Daniels' season-best 25 points, the Pacers had three players with 20 or more points for the first time in 2008-09. Daniel's season-high 25 points are one off his most ever in a Pacers uniform. T.J. Ford's 22 points featured 16 in the second half and nine in the fourth quarter. Including tonight's win, the Magic has now won three straight against the Pacers and has won two in a row at Conseco Fieldhouse for the first time since the 2004-05 season (11/20/04 & 1/15/05). More

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November 18, 2008 | Pacers 113, Hawks 96

The Pacers have now won three in row, and six of the last eight, against the Hawks. Indiana has won five straight home games vs. Atlanta. Danny Granger's season-high 34 points represent his third 30-point game of the season. The Pacers shot 44-80 from the floor (.550) tonight for their first effort above 50 percent. The Pacers' 113 points in the game are a season-high With a season-high 19 rebounds and 10 points, Troy Murphy notched his fifth double-double of the campaign and his third in the last six games (five appearances). That is the most rebounds Murphy has ever had with the Pacers and are three short of his career-high. Rasho Nesterovic's 21 points are his most in a Pacers' uniform and are his most since scoring 23 points for the Raptors vs. Charlotte, 4/4/08. Nesterovic also tied for the team lead with a season-best five assists--one short of his most ever in the NBA. Jarrett Jack also had five assists tonight, one off his season-best and his first game as the team's leader in assists. Jeff Foster's 12 points tonight included his first 3-pt FG since April 17, 2002. Foster has hit five 3-pt FGS in his NBA career. More

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November 15, 2008 | Pacers 91, Bulls 104

After scoring at least 20 points in 10 straight games, Danny Granger failed to reach 20 (scoring 15) for the second game in a row. Granger, who shot 4-of-15, did have a double-double with 10 rebounds. Troy Murphy had his fourth double-double of the season with 12 point and 13 rebounds, adding five assists. Rasho Nesterovic had his first double-double with the Pacers with 12 points and 12 rebounds, adding two blocks and two assists. In four victories, the Pacers have averaged 12.3 turnovers. In five losses, they've averaged 20.2 turnovers, including 20 Saturday night. More

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November 14, 2008 | Pacers 92, Sixers 94

Tonight's win by the Sixers is their third in the last 10 games vs. the Pacers and they have won just two of their last five appearances in Conseco Fieldhouse. Thaddeus Young's game-high 25 points are a career-high and his 10 rebounds were one off his career-best. The Pacers have now held an opponent under 100 points times this season, but tonight's loss is their first in those five games. With his 10 points tonight, Jeff Foster has scored 10+ points in four consecutive games for the first time since a seven-game streak in December 2004. With his 11 rebounds, Foster registered his second double-double of the season, and his first as a reserve. Marquis Daniels entered this season with just one double-double in his career. His 17 points and 10 rebounds tonight give him three double-doubles in the season's first eight games. Danny Granger's 18 points tonight ended a run of 10 straight games with 20+ points. Granger scored just five points and made one field goal in the second half. More

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November 12, 2008 | Pacers 98, Nets 87

T.J. Ford again flirted with a triple-double with 18 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, addding three steals in another strong performance. Ford has averaged 19.0 points, 9.3 assists and 8.0 rebounds in the last three games. With Danny Granger a late scratch due to a right thigh cramp, rookie Brandon Rush picked up his first career start and scored eight points, with four rebounds and two steals in 23 minutes. Rasho Nesterovic returned after missing four games with a sprained right ankle and produced 10 points in 25 minutes. Troy Murphy did not make the trip due to a stomach virus. Stephen Graham made his first appearance of the season off the bench and had his usual productivity, scoring 12 in 12 minutes. Jeff Foster has averaged 14.3 points in the last three games. Marquis Daniels had 16 points, six rebounds and two steals and Jarrett Jack scored 13 as the Pacers had six players score in double figures. More

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November 10, 2008 | Pacers 107, Thunder 99

With tonight's win, the Pacers have their first two-game winning streak of the 2008-09 regular season. The Pacers have won two in a row against the Thunder franchise for the first time since they won four consecutive games from December 4, 2002, to December 5, 2003. Tonight's win is Indiana's third in the last nine games against Oklahoma City. With his 20 points tonight, Danny Granger has scored 20+ points in 10 straight games and hit for at least 10 points in 33 consecutive contests. T.J. Ford's 24 points are his most this season, as are his 10 assists. Ford also had seven rebounds, two short of his best in 2008-09. Indiana had a season-low 11 turnovers tonight, including just three in the second half. Including a career-high four from Jeff Foster, the Pacers had a season-high 10 blocked shots tonight. Carmel, Indiana native Josh McRoberts made his first appearance of the regular season and had two points with a rebound, an assist, a steal and a blocked shot in 10 minutes. His blocked shot was the first of his brief NBA career. More

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November 8, 2008 | Pacers 98, Nets 80

Since being swept by New Jersey in the four-game 2006-07 season series, the Pacers have won three of five games against the Nets, including tonight's win, which is Indiana's third in a row at home vs. the Nets. Dating back to last season, Danny Granger has scored 10+ points in 32 straight games and has topped the 20-point mark in nine consecutive games--both his most ever in the NBA. In those nine games of 20 or more, he has topped the 30-point mark five times. Jeff Foster's 12 points and 13 rebounds are both his first in double figures in the regular season. His seven offensive boards are the most by any Pacers' player this season and are two short of his total for the first four games combined. Troy Murphy's double-double tonight is his third in the first five games.The Nets shot 21-42 from the floor in the first half and led by two points at halftime. New Jersey made just 8-33 FGS (.242) in the second half, including 4-20 (.200) in the third quarter alone. More

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November 7, 2008 | Pacers 107, Cavaliers 111

The Pacers have lost eight in a row overall to the Cavs and eight in a row in Cleveland, where they haven't won since Nov. 3, 2004. They've also dropped 11 of the last 12 to the Cavs. Indiana has lost its first two road games for the first time since the 2000-01 seaosn. In the last two games, the Pacers have been outscored by 38 points in rookie Brandon Rush's 42 minutes of playing time. Danny Granger scored 33 points on 13-of-21 shooting, including 5-of-10 from the 3-point line, to lead the Pacers in scoring but committed six turnovers to raise his team-high total to 19. The Pacers outrebounded the Cavs 44-30, outscored then 26-8 on second-chance points and 19-9 on fast-break points but committed 24 turnovers that led to a 26-14 Cleveland advantage in points off turnovers.Cleveland enjoyed a 24-11 scoring advantage from the free-throw line. Rookie Roy Hibbert was one rebound away from his first career double-double, finishing with 11 points and nine rebounds to go with two blocks. More

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November 5, 2008 | Pacers 103, Suns 113

Including tonight's win, the Suns have won seven straight games against the Pacers. That is the longest streak in the series for either Phoenix or Indiana. Tonight's win is Phoenix's fourth straight at Conseco Fieldhouse, the second longest active streak for any visiting NBA team. The Sacramento Kings have won their last six trips to the Fieldhouse. With his 23 points tonight, Danny Granger has scored in double figures in a career-high 30 straight games. T.J. Ford scored 20+ points for the first time in the regular season with a team-high tying 23 tonight. Ford also had three assists and committed no turnovers for the second straight game. Tonight's game is the 300th appearance in Marquis Daniels' NBA career.After outscoring its opponents in the paint, 74-62, in the first two games, the Pacers were outscored, 50-36, in the paint by the Suns. More

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November 1, 2008 | Pacers 95, Celtics 79

In the first game after signing his five-year contract extension, Granger scored 20 points, pulled four rebounds, blocked two shots and shattered his two front teeth diving to the floor in pursuit of a loose ball in the fourth quarter, a play that personified the Pacers' effort. Tonight's win was the Pacers' first against the Celtics since April 2007 and ends the Celtics' three-game winning streak vs. Indiana. Marquis Daniels' double-double (13 points, 10 rebounds) is his first in a Pacers uniform and his 10 rebounds are a career high. After committing a team-high tying four turnovers at Detroit 10/29, T.J. Ford had four assists, two steals and no turnovers in 32 minutes.After committing 22 turnovers and forcing 15 in Detroit, the Pacers committed 13 turnovers and forced 24 tonight.With five fewer offensive rebounds (12-17), the Pacers outscored Boston 17-14 in second-chance points. Troy Murphy's three steals tied his most with the Pacers.Murphy also led the Pacers with five assists. He led the Pacers in assists nine times last season.The Pacers had eight blocked shots for the second game in a row. More

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October 29, 2008 | Pacers 94, Pistons 100

Coach O'Brien “The turnover differential, which was seven, and then offensive glass were the difference. Offensively we shoot 50 percent from the floor and 89 percent from the foul line and got there 13 more times then the Pistons, but we shot ourselves in the foot.”(On turnovers) “We executed a lot of our plan tonight, but turnovers were one area that we didn’t. They are very long and athletic up front; very explosive and they got the best of us.”(On playing your tempo) “No, because of the turnovers. I think that the turnovers hurt the energy. We had a nice tempo going at times, but when you turn the ball over and give up 15 second-chance shots that really hurts your tempo. More

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