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article imageNBA: Pacers win against Warriors to end two game skid 109-100

By Kristofor Molson     Mar 2, 2011 in Sports
Oakland - The Pacers were the victims of a Channing Frye late jumper against the Phoenix Suns in overtime 110-108. While the Warriors took a tough last minute lost to the Timberwolves Feb. 27, 126-123.
The Indian Pacers (27-32) hosted the Golden State Warriors (26-33) for the second time this season. The Pacers have now won both games which is a good thing as they try to keep their place in the final eighth spot in the East.
Indiana opened the game on a 7-0 run and pushed their lead to 14-7 behind a great team effort on defense. The Pacers kept the Warriors down as they pushed their lead to 13 behind an 8-0 run. The Pacers finished the quarter with a ten point lead 29-19.
The Warriors tried to battle back, but the Pacers held them off for the most part. The Warriors then went a 13-1 run to take the lead at the 3:36 mark on an Udoh jumper. Price made only a free-throw during that run, while the Warriors had great team effort. Williams hit a 3-pointer as the Warriors finished with a 46-43 lead going into halftime.
Reggie Williams came off the bench for the Warriors to lead them in scoring with 25 points going 5-7 from behind the arc. Stephen Curry added 20 points and Monta Ellis scored 13 points. David Lee added 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the game.
Danny Granger scored 27 points to lead the Pacers and Roy Hibbert added 12 points and nine rebounds. Darren Collison scored 13 points as the Pacers got a lot of help from their bench. Tyler Hansbrough scored 14 points, Dahntay Jones 10 points and Paul George 12 points for the game.
The Pacers got the lead back at the 8:12 mark on a Brandon Rush (8 points) jumper making it 58-52. The Pacers then held the lead as the Warriors kept it close on a Curry 3-pointer making 61-60 before the Pacers scored four straight points. The Pacers continued to put the pressure on the Warriors as they pushed their lead to ten on a pair of Jones free-throws. The Pacers took a nine point lead into the final period after Lee hit a free-throw.
The Pacers took control that quarter by going 13 of 25 in a the third period that had nine of their players scoring,
The Pacers opened the final period keeping their lead around ten as the Warriors battled to stay in the game. Golden State got the game down five on back to back Curry jumpers, but the Pacers kept their composure as they tried to close the game out. The Warriors did not give up as they got within on a Williams 3-pointer with a minute left. The Pacers locked down on defense and scored nine straight points to close the game out.
The Warriors finished the February winning six of eleven games.
The Pacers finished February winning eight of thirteen games.
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