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HOUSTON (AP) -- Danny Granger scored 32 points, including two free throws with 15.7 seconds left in overtime, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Houston Rockets 104-102 on Sunday night.
The Pacers led by one when Paul George turned the ball over. Courtney Lee grabbed it and looked to have tied the ball up for Houston, but he stumbled trying to wrestle it away from the Pacers and was called for traveling.
Granger's free throws came next, before Chandler Parsons made a layup on the other end to again cut the lead to 1.
Darren Collison made the first of two free throws with 10.5 seconds left and Granger blocked a shot by Parsons at the buzzer to give Indiana the victory.
Goran Dragic led the Rockets with 22 points and Lee added 20.
The Pacers overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime and controlled the early part of the extra period.
A three-point play by George followed by a 3-pointer from Granger gave Indiana a 101-95 lead with 2 minutes left in overtime. Bu...
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HOUSTON What the Rockets suffered on Sunday night at Toyota Center was a failure to communicate.
In desperate need of one additional home-court victory in advance of a four-game road trip that could validate or obliterate their postseason dreams, the last thing the Rockets could afford was the mental miscue that greased the skids of their 104-102 overtime setback to the Pacers...
After being defeated by the San Antonio Spurs 112-103 on Saturday evening, the Indiana Pacers felt they were beat by a team that has a chance to win the NBA Championship this season, as head coach Frank Vogel, forward Danny Granger, and guard Paul George spoke about the Spurs’ winning ability and their young rookie, Kawhi Leonard after the game.
First, coach Vogel gave some reasons...
“We shot a good percentage, but we couldn’t stop their offense.”
Said Danny Granger of the Indiana Pacers after the Pacers were defeated 112-103 by the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio on Saturday evening.
“We would get a stop,” said Granger (23 points) after the game, “then they would execute and get a good look, that’s why they’re so good at home.”
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Goran Dragic scored 21 points, Luis Scola added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets rallied to beat Chicago 99-93 Monday night, giving the Bulls back-to-back losses for the first time this season.
The Bulls had gone a franchise-record 86 regular-season games without dropping two in a row, second only to Utah's 95-game run in the late 1990s. But...
Saturday evening was a normally scheduled game for the San Antonio Spurs, as they would face and defeat the Indiana Pacers.
But before the game, there was an underlying story apart from the game itself.
In what was one of the most difficult moves in franchise history, the Spurs traded guard George Hill to his home state of Indiana for the rights to rookie Kawhi Leonard and euro...
The San Antonio Spurs have won their last six games and nine of their last 10. Getting deeper over the last few weeks with the Stephen Jackson trade and signing Boris Diaw and Patty Mills makes them even tougher.
This is not lost on Frank Vogel, who's Indiana Pacers (30-20) visit the Spurs at home tonight, where they've only lost four games.
"They put three point shooters...
Strong play at home has kept the Houston Rockets in contention for a playoff spot.
The Rockets will try for their third straight victory at the Toyota Center on Sunday night when they host the Indiana Pacers.
Just two games separate four teams for the final three playoff spots in the Western Conference, with the Rockets (28-24) currently tied with Denver for the seventh seed.