Postgame Report: Hawks 110, Pacers 104 081230

Scored 22 points overall but was particularly big in the fourth quarter, scoring 15 on 5-of-7 shooting. He also added four assists, a steal and a blocked shot and was 8-of-14 overall.

Name Min. +/- Name Min. +/-
Maceo Baston DNP --- Marquis Daniels 32:58 0
Travis Diener 13:29 +5 Mike Dunleavy DNP ---
T. J. Ford 11:06 -10 Jeff Foster 27:32 -10
Stephen Graham DNP --- Danny Granger 39:51 +4
Roy Hibbert 13:01 +1 Jarrett Jack 31:25 +3
Josh McRoberts DNP --- Troy Murphy 32:28 -7
Rasho Nesterovic 10:42 -2 Brandon Rush 27:28 --8

  • Points in the paint: Hawks 40, Pacers 34
  • Fast-break points: Pacers 16, Hawks 4
  • Second-chance points: Pacers 16, Hawks 9
  • Points off turnovers: Pacers 13, Hawks 7
  • Starters scoring: Hawks 87, Pacers 68
  • Bench scoring: Pacers 36, Hawks 23

  • The Pacers' record in the 2008 calendar year was 31-50.

  • Tonight's win ends the Hawks' three-game losing streak to the Pacers and it is Atlanta's first win at Conseco Fieldhouse since Nov. 25, 2005, ending a run of five straight Pacers' wins on their home floor.
  • The Pacers have now lost a season-high four straight at home and they are just 6-9 in Conseco Fieldhouse this season.
  • With 14 rebounds and 10 points, Troy Murphy posted his 14th double-double of the season and his second in two games.
  • Murphy has collected 10+ rebounds in 17 of the last 19 games and is averaging 11.5 rpg. With enough appearances to qualify, that would be fourth best in the NBA.
  • With 12 points and 12 boards, Jeff Foster recorded his fifth double-double of the campaign.
  • Jarrett Jack scored 20+ points for the third time this season with 22 points. Jack was 8-14 from the floor and he has shot 15-31 FGS in the last three games.
  • The Pacers tied their fewest turnovers of the season with just 10 tonight. The Hawks also had 10 miscues, but Atlanta scored just seven points off turnovers to the Pacers' 13 points off the Hawks' turnovers. Indiana had no turnovers in the fourth quarter and three in the second half.
  • Including his 2-4 from 3-pt range tonight, Travis Diener has hit 13-22 3-pt FGS in the last six games and averaged 7.7 ppg in that span.
  • The Pacers were outscored in the paint tonight, 40-34, marking just the eighth (1-7) time this season that Indiana has been outscored in the paint.
  • The Pacers tied a season-high with 37 points in the third quarter.

  • Six of the next seven games are on the road beginning Friday in New York against the Knicks (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Indiana, 1070 The Fan).

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  • Dec. 30, 2008 at Conseco Fieldhouse

    Hawks 110, Pacers 104


    “Clearly the Atlanta Hawks have become a very, very good basketball team. They have a lot of offensive weapons. They’re an extremely athletic team. They outplayed us."

    (On the defense on Joe Johnson’s three-pointer) "Bad rotations. We fought that the whole game. We did not execute the things we practice every single day."

    " We’re putting ourselves in position to win against elite teams. That’s the good news. The bad news is we haven’t figured out how to win games down the stretch.”


    (On his double-double) "It means nothing if we don’t win the game. That’s what we’re out there for."

    " We just can’t seem to finish off anybody. We can be within four or five points one way or the other and all of a sudden it’s down to the end as usual. We’ve got to find a way to win some of these games and not let them get away."

    (On being frustrated) "Yes, there’s a high level of frustration. And only a couple of wins can help it out."

    (On the Hawks) "They are a very good basketball team.”


    “The same current events continue to happen here. We’re not making the plays. We’ve got to find some way to get this done. We work hard and work hard and seem to get the same results."

    "We’ve got to get better and continue to work and get these on the right side of the ledger.”


    (On the game) "Two teams battling and trying to win a ball game. Both teams were playing very hard and trying to win. Joe (Johnson) hit the big three when we needed it. They’ve been great here against our ball club and we’re just thankful to get a win."

    (On playing against Danny Granger) "We tried to show him different looks early. We had Marvin (Williams) on him and then Joe guarded him for the most part the rest of the way. He continues to develop as a player and he’s been an all-star for their team.”


    (On the big three pointer near the end of the game) "I was just trying to be aggressive, trying to make a play. At the last second, Josh (Smith) saw me and skipped it across the court. I just took my time and knocked it down. "

    (On winning games in the fourth quarter) "When it’s time to get a stop we’ve been doing that. Offensively, we’ve just been moving the basketball and trying to make everything easy."

    (On their recent winning streak) "It’s just determination. Just going out and trying to work harder than the opponent. We’ve been doing that. In the second halves, we’ve clamped down, got stops and made big plays offensively."

    (On his big scoring in the fourth quarter) "I just wanted to be aggressive. I think through most of the game I was seeing a lot of double and triple teams. In the fourth quarter, I just said I was going to catch it, go quick, and just try to make the easy play.”


    (On his late assist on the big three-pointer) "I went to drive the ball to the basket and then I saw Marquis Daniels drop into the paint a little bit and I threw it out to Joe and he hit a big shot. He is definitely our horse in the fourth quarter…Seems like he hits big shot after big shot in the fourth quarter."

    (On the team’s good play of late) "We’re just playing together. Everyone on this team is unselfish. We know that Joe is our go to guy but he is also real unselfish and will set up anybody else on the team if necessary."

    (On the key to stopping the Pacers in the fourth quarter) "We were able to keep stopping them at their end. We did a good job of not letting them get inside the paint and made them take tough contested shots."

    "This season has been a blessing so far. The team is jelling. It’s definitely a sign of showing maturity as a team because the last couple of times we’ve come into this building we’ve been blown out and not been close. So to get a win tonight here was big.”

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