Postgame Report: Pacers 108, Bobcats 83 090321

Shifted from shooting guard to point guard in the starting lineup, he racked up 31 points in 32 minutes, making 13-of-14 shots, adding six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Name Min. +/- Name Min. +/-
Maceo Baston DNP --- Marquis Daniels DNP ---
Travis Diener 12:00 -7 Mike Dunleavy DNP ---
T.J. Ford 21:13 +19 Jeff Foster 24:04 +27
Stephen Graham 21:03 -1 Danny Granger 29:17 +26
Roy Hibbert 7:45 +6 Jarrett Jack 32:12 +29
Josh McRoberts 10:44 -2 Troy Murphy 30:22 +25
Rasho Nesterovic 12:10 -7 Brandon Rush 39:10 +10

  • Points in the paint: Bobcats 48, Pacers 32
  • Fast-break points: Pacers 8, Bobcats 0
  • Second-chance points: Bobcats 21, Pacers 10
  • Points off turnovers: Pacers 31, Bobcats 9
  • Starters scoring: Pacers 81, Bobcats 41
  • Bench scoring: Bobcats 42, Pacers 27

  • With Jack shifted to point guard and Brandon Rush at shooting guard, the Pacers started their 22nd lineup of the season, third-most in the NBA behind Golden State (42) and Sacramento (30)

  • The Pacers (29-42) snapped a five-game losing streak.
  • The Bobcats (31-39) snapped a three-game win streak.
  • Five Pacers scored in double figures, including Jarrett Jack's game-high 31. Danny Granger scored 21, Brandon Rush 15, Troy Murphy 14 and T.J. Ford 11.
  • Granger added four rebounds, two steals and a block; Rush had five rebounds and two blocks; Ford came off the bench and had six assists.
  • The Pacers committed just eight turnovers.
  • Scoring the final five points of the first half to take a 53-45 lead at the break, the Pacers opened the third quarter with a 17-2 run to make it 70-47 as the Bobcats missed 10 of 11 shots and committed five turnovers.
  • Indiana, which enjoyed its widest victory margin of the season, led by as many as 34 (94-60).
  • The Pacers scored more than 100 points for the first time in five games.
  • Charlotte was led by Boris Diaw with 15, but just four after the fisrt quarter.
  • After shooting 9-of-22 in the first quarter, the Pacers went 32-of-56 (.571) the rest of the game.

  • After three days off, the Pacers return to action Wednesday in Conseco Fieldhouse against Dwyane Wade, Jermaine O'Neal and the Miami Heat. (7 p.m., Fox Sports Indiana, 1070 The Fan)

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  • March 21 2009 at Charlotte

    Pacers 108, Bobcats 83


    (On tonight’s win) “We played a completely well-rounded game and kept the tempo where we wanted it. We kept our turnovers down and ended up with a great victory. Defense wins, obviously, but it helps to make some shots.”

    (On Jarrett Jack) “He was very focused tonight. We decided to make a change and start him. He gave us the spark we needed at the point guard spot. He maintained the aggressiveness of our team the entire time both offensively and defensively. Not only did he score well, he led well.”

    (On the decision to start Jarrett Jack) “We lost five games in a row. T.J. (Ford) and I had a talk and he hasn’t played at the top of his game. I decided to shake things up and give us a jolt.”


    (On tonight’s game) “Our key to us winning tonight was the fact that we applied offensive pressure from start to finish. Playing this way caused us to get a lot of fast break points. We also got a lot of defensive stops tonight.”

    (On the biggest adjustment as an NBA rookie) “I would say the biggest adjustment from college to the NBA is the number of games. With it being so many games in the NBA, you have be better prepared physically and mentally. It takes time.”


    (On tonight’s game) “I think we struggled in the first half, but we were able to regroup in the second half and be much more effective. Jarrett Jack was big for us tonight. Jarrett’s great game along with us getting several defensive stops really helped us get this win.”

    (On getting back in the playoff hunt) “We really put ourselves in a tough position last week by losing several games in row, but tonight was a big win for us. We are hoping this gets us back in the playoff hunt with only 11 more games to go.”

    (On Jarrett Jack) “He was great tonight. That was a great performance. Every time we struggled in the second half, he was a big reason why we were able to stay in the game. He was tremendous.”


    (On tonight’s game) “I’ve seen this happen in this league before. The way we started we were 1-5 at the line, Emeka (Okafor) misses two or three dunks - to me that was an omen right there - and then Gerald (Wallace) getting in foul trouble. But the Pacers were great. They executed, they made shots."

    "When D.J. (Augustin) and Raymond (Felton) go 3-18 (from the field), that’s always a kiss of death, and then we give up 31 points on turnovers. In every area we just got whooped. We had a chance to stretch it out early and we didn’t take advantage of it.”


    (On tonight’s game) “It was an off-night from our standpoint and an on-night for them. We couldn’t seem to get anything going and they had everything going. It’s just one of those nights in the NBA. In an 82-game season, you’re bound to have one of these games throughout the season."

    "We’ve just got to pick ourselves back up. We can’t hold our heads down. We’ve still got something to accomplish, so we have to come back out Monday and Tuesday, practice hard and get ready for the end of the stretch.”


    (On tonight’s game) “It was one of those games where (it felt like) they shot 80 percent for the game. They were hitting a lot of shots and things weren’t going for us. Shots weren’t going in for us, we couldn’t guard anybody and they weren’t missing anything. It was just one of those nights.”

    (On playing poorly at home) “It’s just tough when you have it in your own building in front of your fans. You don’t ever want to have a performance like that in front of your own fans. But it happened, and we’ve got to put it behind us. We’ve got 12 games left and we’ve got to finish strong. We’re still trying to make this thing (the playoffs) happen.”

    (On Pacers guard Jarrett Jack) “He was hitting everything – threes, mid-range (jumpers), getting to the basket. That’s tough. He had a great game tonight.”

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