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Postgame Central: Suns at Pacers - February 27, 2011

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February 27, 2011 Conseco Fieldhouse
Grant Hill
34 PTS, 9 REB, 4 ASST
Danny Granger
25 PTS, 6 ASST, 3 STL

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With 17 points and 11 rebounds, Marcin Gortat registered his 11th double-double of the season, tops in the league for reserves.

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"(Channing Frye) switched late, and he was able to pump fake and still get off a pretty good look. It wasn’t an easy shot but he got a decent look and made it."
- Steve Nash, on Frye's game-winner

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"What a nail-bitter!! Grant Hill and Channing Frye are my HEROES!"
-- Clarissa Cordova

Channing Frye sinks a long jumper at the buzzer and seals the victory in overtime against the Pacers.
Channing Frye's long jumper as the buzzer sounded gave the Suns a 110-108 overtime victory over the Pacers.
Jared Dudley steals the ball and completes the play with a two-handed dunk.
Aaron Brooks drives in for his first bucket as a Phoenix Sun
New Suns guard Aaron Brooks sat down with TV on Friday afternoon to share his thoughts on the trade that brought him to Phoenix.

Suns beat Pacers 110-108 in OT on Frye's jumper

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Channing Frye's long jumper as the buzzer sounded gave the Phoenix Suns a 110-108 overtime victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday.

Grant Hill had 34 points for the Suns, who scored the first seven points of overtime before the Pacers rallied.

Josh McRoberts tied the game at 108-108 on a 3-point play with 23.9 seconds remaining. But the Suns worked the clock to 3.5 seconds, and after a timeout, Frye converted from 23 feet for the victory.

A.J. Price had 11 of his 16 points during the Pacers' fourth-quarter rally.

Steve Nash had 10 points and 12 assists for the Suns, who tied it 99-99 on a 3-pointer by Hill with 44.4 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game to OT.

Danny Granger had 25 points for the Pacers, who trailed by 10 points at the end of the third quarter before rallying to take a 97-96 lead on veteran forward Jeff Foster's shot in the lane with just over two minutes remaining.

Hill, averaging just under 10 points in his last five games, shot 14 of 26 from the field, and his strong start set the tone in a game the Suns controlled until the fourth quarter.

Jared Dudley added 15 points off the bench for the Suns, who led 60-51 after a strong first half by Hill and pushed the lead to 82-67 late in the third quarter.

Marcin Gortat had 17 points for the Suns, who pulled away quickly from an 18-18 tie midway through the first quarter and led by as many as 10 before the end of the first.

Hill, one of 15 active players with 16,000 career points, has 12 games with 20 or more this season after registering just five in 81 games last season. He has scored in double figures in 35 of the last 46 games.

The Suns have won three straight and four of their last five. The Pacers are 9-5 under interim coach Frank Vogel and lost their second consecutive home game.

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