Pacers Fight Back: Big Third Quarter Lifts Indiana over Golden State Warriors

March 1st, 2011 by Chad Smith Leave a reply »
After seeing a 13 point first-quarter lead turn into a three point deficit by halftime, the Pacers made a huge rally in the third quarter and never looked back. Behind Danny Granger's 27 points, the Pacers defeated the Warriors at Conseco Fieldhouse on Tuesday night, 109-100.

Granger was a perfect 16 of 16 from the free throw line, and the team as a whole was 32 of 36. After going ice cold in the second quarter, Indiana outscored Golden State 37 to 26 in the third quarter, giving them a nine point lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The Warriors made it interesting late, getting the lead down to three, but the Pacers were able to rally and finish them off.

Indiana was just 3-16 from three-point range, while the Warriors were 11 of 27 on the night. Indiana only had nine turnovers though, and scored 32 points from the free throw line, compared to just 13 for the Warriors.

The Pacers had six players score in double figures, with two others narrowly missing it with eight points each. Dahntay Jones, Tyler Hansbrough, and Paul George combined for 36 points, all coming off the bench. George scored 10 of his 12 points in the opening six min ...

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