Postgame Report: Pacers 122, Kings 117 090103

Scored 13 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter, including eight of the Pacers' final 12. He shot 10-of-20 overall and made 13-of-16 from the line. He also added six rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots.

Name Min. +/- Name Min. +/-
Maceo Baston DNP --- Marquis Daniels 22:57 -3
Travis Diener 5:13 -4 Mike Dunleavy DNP ---
T. J. Ford 29:02 +7 Jeff Foster 27:25 +5
Stephen Graham 14:37 +2 Danny Granger 39:51 +10
Roy Hibbert 18:02 0 Jarrett Jack 33:54 +19
Josh McRoberts 6:28 +6 Troy Murphy 27:22 -7
Rasho Nesterovic 6:32 -1 Brandon Rush 8:37 -9

  • Points in the paint: Pacers 44, Kings 30
  • Fast-break points: Kings 17, Pacers 10
  • Second-chance points: Pacers 15, Kings 10
  • Points off turnovers: Kings 20, Pacers 12
  • Starters scoring: Pacers 84, Kings 48
  • Bench scoring: Kings 69, Pacers 38

  • Beating New York 105-103 Friday and the Kings, the Pacers swept both ends of a back-to-back set for the first time this season.

  • The Pacers have won two straight games for just the second time this season and have won both ends of a back-to-back for the first time this season. The win tonight ends the team's longest home losing streak of the season at four in a row.
  • Indiana is now 4-5 in the second game of back-to-backs this season.
  • Tonight's win is the Pacers' fourth in their last 13 games with the Kings and it ends the Kings' two-game winning streak at Conseco Fieldhouse.
  • With his 13 defensive rebounds tonight, Troy Murphy has collected 3,000 defensive rebounds in his NBA career.
  • With his six attempts from 3-pt range tonight, Danny Granger has become the sixth player in franchise history to attempt 1,000+ shots from behind the arc in his career.
  • With 12 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, Troy Murphy posted his 16th double-double of the season, and his fourth in a row. Murphy has had 10+ rebounds in nine straight games, and 19 of his last 21 appearances.
  • Kevin Martin's 45 points tonight set a Kings' Sacramento-era record for most points scored by a reserve.
  • Martin's 45 points are the most points off the bench by any NBA player since Darius Miles's 47 points for Portland at Denver, 4/19/05.
  • The Pacers outrebounded the Kings, 46-36 and had at least one rebound from every player in uniform.
  • Jarrett Jack tied his season-high with seven boards
  • Having shot 30-35 FTS tonight, the Pacers attempted more free throws than their opponent for just the seventh time this season and they are 4-3 in those games.
  • The Pacers tied a season-high with 68 points in the first half and the Kings' 67 points in the half were their most in any half this season.

  • The longest road trip of the season -- five games in eight nights -- begins Monday in Denver against Chauncey Billups, Carmelo Anthony and the Nuggets. (9 p.m., Fox Sports Indiana, 1070 The Fan).

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  • Jan. 3, 2009 at Conseco Fieldhouse

    Pacers 122, Kings 117


    “That was a really good win for us. We didn’t play well defensively but that’s not to take anything away from the brilliant performance of Kevin Martin. We couldn’t guard Kevin Martin."

    "We were searching for a lineup that would work. We just didn’t seem to match their energy."

    "We got a win against a team that needed a win as badly as we did."

    "Danny was absolutely terrific, made big, big shots.”


    (On the game) "The difference in this game and some of the games that we lost, we kept our composure down the stretch, played together, stayed on the same page and just got the job done. We’re a young team and we have to mature and learn to finish, which we have in the last couple of games."

    (On his role) "I just came in and tried to spark the team tonight and keep them going. Fortunately, I was able to make some shots that sparked us, too."

    (On his injury) "I think I may have come back a little too early, but I tried to give them quality minutes and just to work a little bit harder to get better a little quicker. I had to give up a little bit of my quickness when I returned.”


    “We have been in every game until maybe the end or the last minute or so. This one we got. We kept our composure, played well and got the W. We also did the same thing in New York last night. "

    (On getting big shots down the stretch and when the Pacers need them) "I thrive on doing this."

    (On the game) "Games that we have lost we know we could have won and I feel this is a good beginning for this year. We knew Kevin Martin could play, but he had an outstanding night. He put the ball in when they needed it.”


    (On Kevin Martin’s big night) "He was carrying us all night, offensively and defensively. He had a great game all together. We just need to get the rest of the team on the same page."

    (On Kevin Martin being in the starting lineup) "I don’t know if that’s the best thing for our team right now. Kevin is playing great basketball and we need that punch coming off our bench. We just need to get the rest of our guys to start playing well."

    (On their recent struggles) "We’ve got to stop being our own worst enemy. We have to focus as a team, offensively, defensively and as the coach I have to continue to push theses guys.”


    (On the Kings’ final offensive possession) "They (Indiana) locked it up a little bit and made some changes on how they were playing. We had a couple of looks, but they just didn’t go down."

    (On the inability to get defensive stops late in the game) "That’s how we’re losing games, just not getting enough stops late in the game. It’s a process. If we get a couple and win a couple of these games we can change it around. "

    (On the reason for the lack of wins) "There’s probably a few different things we need to look at. It’s been tough. We’ve been playing better lately and just haven’t been able to finish them out.”


    (On his big night) "It was just like they had Granger doing the same thing. We just didn’t get any stops at the end of the game, which hurt us."

    (On their lack of defensive stops) "That killed us, I think. It was at 113-107 and we just needed a stop. We didn’t get it."

    (On the team) "Nothing is missing. We just need more practice time together and some games. We just got our full roster back last week. We’ll keep continuing to work together and we’ll get there."

    (On his high scoring) "That’s something I can do very well. But tonight it didn’t turn into a win. Hopefully in the future it does. But we just have to get back to defense.”

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