Indiana 117, New Orleans 108

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #74 Curtis Blair, #55 Bill Kennedy
Attendance - 10508

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
New Orleans 31 25 20 24 8 108
Indiana 24 29 27 20 17 117

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 7-25 3-14 4-11 L2
Indiana 20-12 10-4 10-8 W3

Recap


PACERS 117, HORNETS 108: Roy Hibbert scored 30 points for the first time in his career and grabbed 13 rebounds as host Indiana won in overtime for its third straight victory.

Paul George scored 20 points and Darren Collison added 18 as the Pacers took control by beginning overtime with a 13-2 run.

Trevor Ariza scored 21 points, Jarrett Jack had 19 points and 10 assists and Chris Kaman added 17 points for the Hornets.

Hibbert’s tip-gave the Pacers a five-point advantage with 1:28 left in regulation but the Hornets finished the quarter with an 8-3 run, tying the game on Ariza’s jumper with 5.4 seconds left.

Danny Granger hit a 3-pointer 24 seconds into overtime to give Indiana the lead for good.

David West scored 16 points in his first appearance against New Orleans after playing eight seasons with the franchise. Granger added 14 points.

The Pacers recovered from a double-digit, first-half deficit to take an 80-74 lead into the final quarter. New Orleans responded with eight consecutive points to start the quarter and led 87-82 after Kaman’s basket with 6:56 remaining.

New Orleans shot 69.7 percent in the first half en route to a 56-53 halftime lead. The Hornets never trailed in the half and led by as many as 10 points.

Marco Belinelli added 15 points for New Orleans, which finished at 53.2 percent from the field.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
New Orleans guard Eric Gordon said prior to Tuesday’s game that he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last week to repair cartilage damage. Gordon has played in only two games this season. … Hibbert has 38 rebounds over the last three games. … Belinelli has scored in double figures in eight straight games. … Pacers guard George Hill (ankle) missed his 12th consecutive contest.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Indiana
Trevor Ariza 21 Scoring Roy Hibbert 30
Jarrett Jack 10 Assists Darren Collison 6
Trevor Ariza 6 Rebounds Roy Hibbert 13
Solomon Jones 3 Free Throws Made Roy Hibbert 8
Al-Farouq Aminu 1 Steals Paul George 2
Chris Kaman 2 Blocks Roy Hibbert 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 108 53.2 9-21 15-23 26 38 5 3 17
Indiana 117 50.0 7-19 22-31 18 44 4 7 12

Upcoming Games

  • Indiana will play their next game on the road against Charlotte. The Pacers have a W/L % of .579 after a win and .692 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Cleveland . The Hornets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .125 after a loss.
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