Indiana Pacers Get Early Christmas Present with Tip-in at the Buzzer

December 20th, 2010 by Chad Smith Leave a reply »
The Pacers finally got on the other side of a game-winning tip-in at the buzzer. In front of his home crowd, Mike Dunleavy tipped in Danny Granger's miss at the buzzer, sending the crowd into a frenzy.

The Pacers can now relax for five days before their next game against the Memphis Grizzlies at home. That game will come on Sunday, the day after Christmas. The Pacers can now have a very Merry Christmas at home with their families. A loss would have been such a devastating blow for this team heading into Christmas.

David West hit a jumper to put the Hornets up by a point with just 3.9 seconds left. Danny Granger missed the next shot, but Dunleavy was in the right place at the right time and was able to tip in the rebound before the buzzer sounded. The referees went to the replay, which confirmed that the basket counted. The Pacers got the win, 94-93.

Danny Granger put up 27 points to lead the Pacers. Darren Collison added 18 points, five rebounds and five assists for Indiana. James Posey came off the bench and hit five three-pointers in the game, finishing with 15 points. Both Collison and Posey were ready to go on Monday night, facing their forme ...

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