Postgame Report: Pacers vs. Charlotte 081128
Emerging star produced his fourth game of at least 30 points this season, totaling 35 on 14-of-21 shooting, including 6-of-9 from the 3-point line, adding six rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots.
The Pacers took an 81-77 lead into the fourth quarter and made their first two shots to make it 85-80 but they went 7-of-28 and committed six turnovers the rest of the game.
A quick rematch with Dwight Howard and the Magic comes Saturday in Orlando (7 p.m., Fox Sports Indiana, 1070 The Fan). The Magic overcame a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Pacers 100-98 in overtime on Nov. 21.
Nov. 28, 2008 at Conseco Fieldhouse
Bobcats 115, Pacers 108 (OT)
PACERS COACH JIM O'BRIEN
“We did a good job coming back but a minus-six turnover and minus-fifteen free throw differential was our downfall. And I think I counted 13 point point-blank shots that we missed."
"e couldn’t get over the hump (in overtime) when we were down seven."
"Felton (Raymond) is a heck of a basketball player and tremendous attacker."
(on Danny Granger’s last shot in overtime) "That’s exactly what we wanted. We got the switch on Okefor (Emeka) and he got a good shot. It just didn’t go down.”
PACERS GUARD T.J. FORD
“We dug ourselves a big hole, got out of it, got back into the game but once again just couldn’t close it out."
"We have three big games coming up. We must play hard, bounce back and do the things that can get us some wins."
(On his game) "I don’t think I have ever missed that many layups. We have to take much better care of the basketball.”
PACERS GUARD MARQUIS DANIELS
“We played hard but didn’t get the results that we would have liked to have had."
"We’re very disappointed coming off the victory Wednesday. We let them get away."
"We must put this behind us and string some V’s (victories) together. This is no fun.”
BOBCATS COACH LARRY BROWN
(On the Bobcat’s first road win) "It’s important for us to get any kind of win. A win on the road though is really important. Raymond (Felton) had his best game for us and we needed it."
(On the Pacers) "They’re a good team. They’re well coached. They have a lot of good players. T.J. Ford looked like he’s back to his old self and Danny looked like he could do just about anything tonight. Luckily for us, he got in foul trouble.”
BOBCATS GUARD JASON RICHARDSON
(On the win) "It was good to get our first road win. Guys really came out and played hard. A lot of guys stepped up big. Raymond (Felton) obviously had a big night. Emeka (Okefor) obviously had a big night on the boards. We all came together and got the job done."
(On the overtime) "We had to come out aggressive. Ray hit the first one and then DJ (Augustin) hit the second one and then we got some stops. That was the big thing. We stopped them from scoring."
(On Raymond Felton’s night) "That was huge. He went out there and did everything. He rebounded, he passed, got a lot of assists. His big night really helped us win this game.”
BOBCATS GUARD RAYMOND FELTON
“It was all about fighting tonight. We’re getting better each game and we’re fighting hard. We’re playing together, playing defense together. We just clicked on all cylinders. This was our first road win and now we have to bring the same intensity (in the next game against Boston). We have to be ready to play every night at home. This was a good win but we have to put it behind us quick."
(On his scoring tonight) "I was just trying to attack when I was supposed to. When the jump shot was there, I was taking it. I never really forced anything. I just went with the flow of the game."
(On his driving layup to tie the game in regulation) "It was just a matter of trying to attack. We had no timeouts and we knew we had to get a shot. I saw an opening and I just went for it.”