Player of the Game
T.J. FORD
Veteran point guard had one of his best games of the season with 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting, six rebonds, four assists, two steals and a blocked shot.
Plus-Minus
Name Game Season Name Game Season
Diener DNP --- Dunleavy -13 -11
Ford -9 -30 Foster +1 -8
Granger -3 -39 Hansbrough -12 -52
Head DNP +35 Hibbert -24 -5
D. Jones -8 +6 S. Jones DNP -30
McRoberts DNP -14 Murphy -4 -72
Price DNP +7 Rush -2 -20
Watson --21 -43
Hustle Board
  • Points in the paint: Pacers 58, Warriors 48
  • Fast-break points: Pacers 29, Warriors 27
  • Second-chance points: Pacers 21, Warriors 11
  • Points off turnovers: Warriors 26, Pacers 19
  • Starters scoring: Warriors 74, Pacers 52
  • Bench scoring: Pacers 55, Warriors 52
  • Stat of the Night
    With 45 points Monday night, Warriors guard Monta Ellis has averaged 35.2 points on 51.5 percent shooting from the field in his previous five games.
    Noteworthy
  • Coach Jim O'Brien tweaked the lineup, starting Jeff Foster in place of Roy Hibbert at center at the beginning of the game, and replacing Brandon Rush with Dahntay Jones for the second half. Rush did not play again until the final 2:33 of the game.
  • The Pacers and Warriors split their series for the fourth straight season.
  • Golden State racked up 75 points on .675 shooting in the second half.
  • The Pacers dropped to 1-8 in games when they allow at least 100 points.
  • With 28 free throws made (in 34 attempts), the Pacers established a season-high.
  • Up Next
    This four-game, six-night road trip continues Wednesday night in Sacramento against the Kings (10 p.m., Fox Sports Indiana, 1070 The Fan).
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    Nov. 30, 2009 at Oakland, Calif.
    Warriors 126, Pacers 107


    END RESULT
    Just when it looked like the Pacers would get their first long road trip of the season off to a solid start, things fell apart and a 13-point third-quarter lead disintegrated in the whirlwind of Monta Ellis' 45 points as the Warriors put up 75 in the second half and rallied to beat visiting Indiana 126-107 Monday night in ORACLE Arena.

    IMPACT
    The Pacers lost for the sixth time in seven games to fall to 6-9 overall, 2-4 on the road and 2-3 against Western Conference opponents. The Warriors snapped a two-game losing streak and improved to 6-10.

    QUOTABLE
  • “We didn’t get the stops we needed. They had the crowd behind them which allowed them to get back into the game when they got behind. Monta Ellis was electric tonight and we could not stop him.” -- Pacers Coach Jim O'Brien.
  • “Monta Ellis has been a better player in the last few weeks. I think after the trade the team made a while back, has allowed him to get more shots than before and he has become the leader of this team.” -- Pacers forward Danny Granger.
  • “At some point in the game there was going to be an explosion on offensively for us. The defense had to travel with you all the way through and we just had to keep playing defense." -- Warriors assistant coach Keith Smart.
  • “It’s fun when you get a win, fun to me.” -- Warriors guard Monta Ellis.

    TURNING POINTS
    The Pacers jumped off to a quick start, leading 39-25 early in the second quarter but the Warriors countered with a 16-3 run to cut the lead to 42-41. The Pacers maintained the lead but were just 57-51 at the break despite shooting 55 percent from the field in the first half.

    After coming out of the locker room hot, opening a 66-53 lead, the Pacers went cold offensively and flat defensively as the Warriors seized momentum and eventually control. They bridged the third and fourth periods with a 19-2 run that built a 97-85 lead and pushed it to 106-91.

    That's when the Pacers had their last opportunity as Mike Dunleavy draw a charge that fouled out Ellis and Danny Granger followed with a 3-pointer that cut the deficit to 106-97 with 5:27 left but Corey Maggette stepped into the go-to role and scored the game's next six points to put it away.

    BY THE NUMBERS
    Granger scored 22 with seven rebounds and three steals but shot 7-of-17, including 2-of-6 from the 3-point line and committed five turnovers. In just his second game of the season, Dunleavy scored 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting. Dahntay Jones scored 21 and shot 8-of-16 but was 2-of-9 in the second half. T.J. Ford had 17 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and four turnovers. The Pcers shot .442 for the game, were just 3-of-21 from the arc and committed 25 turnovers.

    Ellis' 45 led the Warriors and came on 15-of-27 shooting overall and 14-of-16 from the line. He added five rebounds, five steals and seven turnovers. Anthony Morrow and C.J. Watson scored 18 each, Maggette 14 and Anthony Randolph 12. The Warriors shot .563 overall -- including .675 in the second half.