Pacers Stealing the Spotlight: Road Wins Against Heat and Lakers in Same Week

November 29th, 2010 by Chad Smith Leave a reply »
Colts fans were crushed Sunday night as they were leaving Lucas Oil Stadium. The news wasn't all bad though, as many fans tuned in to see the Indiana Pacers defeat the Lakers in Los Angeles.

Kobe Bryant got his on Sunday night, as he poured in 41 points, but the Pacers were able to outlast the Lakers 95-92. Roy Hibbert led the Pacers with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Danny Granger added 18 for Indiana.

In less than a week, the Pacers have beaten the Heat in Miami, and the Lakers in L.A.

The Pacers shot just 17 percent (four-of-23) from behind the three-point line, but held Pau Gasol in check for the most part. He finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Lamar Odom was the only other Laker to score in double figures.

Gasol had his hands full most of the night with Hibbert, who outplayed him throughout the entire game. Indiana out-rebounded and out-hustled the Lakers on Sunday night. Most of the other stats were about even, which made this the difference in the game.

The Pacers who led by 15 points at one point, had their lead shrink to just one point in the final seconds, before Roy Hibbert put in a dunk with 16 seconds left. Kobe had two tries ...

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