DANNY GRANGER
Scored 30 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds remaining, making 10-of-23 overall and 5-of-7 from the 3-point line. He added five rebounds and two assists.
Name Min. +/- Name Min. +/-
Maceo Baston DNP --- Marquis Daniels 2:50 -1
Travis Diener 7:12 +2 Mike Dunleavy 28:26 +9
T. J. Ford 22:52 -11 Jeff Foster 19:15 +8
Stephen Graham 29:35 -13 Danny Granger 42:52 0
Roy Hibbert DNP --- Jarrett Jack 40:40 -1
Josh McRoberts DNP --- Troy Murphy 34:48 -1
Rasho Nesterovic 11:30 -7 Brandon Rush DNP ---
  • Points in the paint: Pacers 38, Hornets 30
  • Fast-break points: Pacers 23, Hornets 11
  • Second-chance points: Pacers 14, Hornets 11
  • Points off turnovers: Hornets 13, Pacers 9
  • Starters scoring: Hornets 78, Pacers 72
  • Bench scoring: Pacers 28, Hornets 25
  • This was the 14th game of the Pacers' season to be decided by three points or less, by far the most in the NBA. Their record is 5-9.
  • 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.
  • New Orleans native Danny Granger has had back-to-back 30-point games against the Hornets.
  • New Orleans has won 10 of its last 12 games at home.
  • New Orleans is 15-1 when scoring 100-plus points.
  • Tyson Chandler (sprained left ankle), Hilton Armstrong (sore left knee), and David West (back spasms) are all listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game against New Jersey.
  • The last game David West missed was March 17, 2008 against Chicago.
  • Tonight’s win snapped a three-game losing streak at home against the Pacers.
  • The quick but difficult road trip concludes Tuesday with a back-to-back in San Antonio against Tim Duncan and the Spurs (8:30 p.m., Fox Sports Indiana, 1070 The Fan).
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  • Jan. 19, 2009 at New Orleans
    Hornets 103, Pacers 100


    PACERS COACH JIM O'BRIEN
    (On the end of the game) “Our shooter made a three and their shooter hit one to counter. It was a great shot, both of them. What are you going to do? We lost a tough game tonight.”

    (On the third quarter) “We didn’t make shots. We had a lot of great open looks and they didn’t fall like they did in the fourth quarter.”

    (On the play of Danny Granger) “There is no doubt he is a 100% all-star. He does this about every game. He is the fourth leading scorer in the league. Over the last 15 games he is averaging 32 points a game. He is a great player. How he can be left off of the all-star team, I have no idea how that can happen.”

    (On Chris Paul) “He is a great player. It’s hard to keep in front of him, and hard to keep him out of the lane. I thought we did a good job on pick and rolls. Their three point shooters are all 6-8, 6-9 and when you rotate out and if you are a nanosecond late they are going to get the shot off.”


    PACERS GUARD MIKE DUNLEAVY
    (On the game) “We made some good plays. We made enough to get us into overtime, but Chris made an amazing shot."

    "We cannot let up on our defensive intensity or it will cost us, especially in the fourth quarter.”


    PACERS FORWARD DANNY GRANGER
    (On the game) “I thought we were getting it into overtime, if he hadn’t made that shot. I thought we had the momentum. It’s disappointing. I counted on my hands six times that we’ve lost on the last shot. But that’s just the way it is."

    "Now we’ve got to go to San Antonio and try to get a win.”


    PACERS GUARD T.J. FORD
    (On his play) “I’ve been playing without speed since the injury. Tonight, it was tough."

    "Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be able to get there. It’s coming. It’s frustrating, but it’s getting there.”


    HORNETS COACH BYRON SCOTT
    (On Chris Paul's game-winning basket) “As soon as (Danny) Granger hit that shot Chris came up to me and said ‘Coach, give me the ball’. I was able to draw something up for him, gave him a little space, and he was able to get it off. Chris is a great player and as they say, great players make great plays.”

    (On losing players to injuries) “It was a gutsy win. Tyson went down, Hilton went down, and not having David. If the game had gone on any longer we probably would have lost someone else, so for the guys to hang in there with some funky line-ups, but I thought they did a heck of a job on the defensive end, and through the fourth quarter.”


    HORNETS CENTER TYSON CHANDLER
    (On his injured ankle) “I came down on it pretty good. I just knew I broke it. I’m glad that it wasn’t. The x-rays are negative. It’s swollen pretty good.”

    “I heard a pop and I felt a pop, so that’s what really scared me coming down. As soon as I came down on it, I felt it and I knew it (was injured). I thought it was a lot worse than it is. I had x-rays. They were negative. There were no breaks.”

    (On if the injury is day to day) “At this point you never know. My body normally reacts pretty well to sprained ankles. We’ll just have to see how it goes.”


    HORNETS FORWARD PEJA STOJAKOVIC
    (On Chris Paul’s winning shot) “He’s a guy that is capable of making those kind of shots….It was a huge game for us.”





    HORNETS FORWARD JAMES POSEY
    (On playing without key players today) “That’s how it is some nights. It’s an opportunity for guys to come in and play. Sean (Marks) came in and did a great job. Everybody contributed tonight and that’s the biggest thing.”