Indiana 109, Minnesota 99

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #20 Leroy Richardson, # Kevin Scott
Attendance - 15017

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Indiana 20 25 31 33 109
Minnesota 25 16 29 29 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indiana 15-6 6-1 9-5 W3
Minnesota 10-12 5-8 5-4 L1

Recap


Danny Granger broke out for a season-high 36 points to lead the visiting Indiana Pacers to a 109-99 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday.

Darren Collison added 20 points and nine assists and Roy Hibbert collected 15 points and nine rebounds for the Pacers, who have won three straight to pull within 1 1/2 games of the Chicago Bulls for first place in the Central Division.

Granger suffered through a long slump through the middle of January but has begun to pull out of it lately. Over the last five games, the veteran swingman is averaging 24.8 points.

Granger scored 17 in the third quarter alone as Indiana began to open up a lead. His two free throws with 2:15 left in the frame gave the Pacers a 74-64 edge. Granger also showed some fight in the third, drawing a technical foul for getting into a shoving match with former Team USA teammate Kevin Love.

Granger completed a four-point play with 6:33 left in the fourth, knocking down the 3-pointer while getting fouled by Michael Beasley to push the lead out to 94-77 and allow Indiana to cruise to the finish.

Love finished with 21 points and 17 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who missed a chance to climb to .500.

Top Game Performances

Indiana   Minnesota
Danny Granger 36 Scoring Kevin Love 21
Darren Collison 8 Assists Ricky Rubio 6
Roy Hibbert 9 Rebounds Kevin Love 17
Danny Granger 13 Free Throws Made Kevin Love 9
Darren Collison 2 Steals Martell Webster 2
Roy Hibbert 3 Blocks Wesley Johnson 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana 109 45.2 7-15 26-34 19 45 6 6 12
Minnesota 99 37.4 3-17 28-37 16 51 4 5 16

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against New Jersey. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .545 after a loss.
  • Indiana will play their next game on the road against Dallas . The Pacers have a W/L % of .571 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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