Posted November 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Indiana Pacers haven't impressed on the offensive end with Danny Granger sidelined, but they're getting plenty of rebounds and second-chance points to go along with their hard-nosed defense. That might cause problems for the Atlanta Hawks if Josh Smith is out again. Playing its fifth game in eight nights, Indiana will try to avoid losing in Atlanta for the 10th straight time Wednesday. The Pacers' leading scorer each of the last five seasons, Granger is sidelined indefinitely with a sore left knee. With its star forward yet to suit up, Indiana has spread the ball around nicely through four games, with seven players averaging between 7.5 and 16.8 points. The Pacers (2-2), though, could surely use Granger back in the lineup as they're scoring 91.0 per game and hitting 40.1 percent from the field - toward the bottom of the NBA in both categories. They shot a season-low 34.2 percent in Monday's 101-79 loss at San Antonio. However, the team is among the league's best in field-go...
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