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.

Name Min. +/- Name Min. +/-
Maceo Baston DNP --- Marquis Daniels 42:14 +9
Travis Diener DNP --- Mike Dunleavy DNP ---
T. J. Ford 41:57 -8 Jeff Foster 29:31 -10
Stephen Graham DNP --- Danny Granger 35:52 +3
Roy Hibbert 4:21 -8 Jarrett Jack 34:38 -12
Josh McRoberts DNP --- Troy Murphy 37:09 +2
Rasho Nesterovic 14:59 +4 Brandon Rush 24:20 -15

  • Points in the paint: Pacers 44, Bobcats 38
  • Fast-break points: Pacers 13, Bobcats 13
  • Second-chance points: Bobcats 18, Pacers 15
  • Points off turnovers: Bobcats 20, Pacers 17
  • Starters scoring: Bobcats 85, Pacers 82
  • Bench scoring: Bobcats 30, Pacers 26

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • The Pacers' 18 points in the first period are their fewest in the first quarter since scoring 17 at Detroit in the season opener, 10/29.
  • The Pacers are now 0-2 this season in overtime games.
  • Charlotte's 16 points in overtime were just one short of the most ever scored against Indiana in an extra session.
  • The Bobcats' 41 free throw attempts and 35 free throws made are both the most by a Pacers' opponent,

  • 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.

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  • Nov. 28, 2008 at Conseco Fieldhouse

    Bobcats 115, Pacers 108 (OT)


    “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.”


    “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.”


    “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.”


    (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.”


    (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.”


    “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.”

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