Indiana 111, Phoenix 113

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, March 23, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Officials - #43 Dan Crawford, #30 John Goble, #73 Tre Maddox
Attendance - 14786

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 28 26 32 27 113
Indiana 31 30 18 32 111

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 24-24 15-10 9-14 W1
Indiana 27-19 14-7 13-12 L1

Recap


SUNS 113, PACERS 111: Marcin Gortat scored 23 points and Grant Hill added 22 points as Phoenix pulled out the road victory.

Steve Nash scored 12 points and matched his season-high with 17 assists as the Suns ended a two-game losing streak to get back to .500.

Danny Granger scored 28 points and Roy Hibbert added 19 for Indiana.

The Pacers trailed by six with 20.3 seconds left and nearly forced overtime.

Paul George was fouled with 1.7 seconds remaining with Indiana trailing by three. George made the first free throw and intentionally missed the second. He won a scramble for the rebound but his shot was off the mark at the buzzer.

Phoenix led 104-99 with 1:56 remaining when Nash hit a free throw after Pacers coach Frank Vogel was ejected for drawing his second technical of the contest.

George hit a basket and Hibbert added two free throws to get the Pacers within a point with 1:10 left, but Gortat scored on the inside and Channing Frye nailed a 3-pointer to give the Suns a 109-103 advantage with 28.7 seconds to go. Nash added two free throws with 20.3 seconds left to again boost the lead to six.

George scored 15 points and Tyler Hansbrough tallied 13 for the Pacers.

Phoenix overcame a seven-point halftime deficit to take an 86-79 lead into the final stanza. Nash had seven assists as the Suns scored 32 points in the third quarter.

The Pacers shot 59 percent from the field in the first and scored the final nine points for a 61-54 halftime lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Nash has 10 or more assists in nine of his past 10 games … Indiana connected on 20 of 22 free throws … Phoenix was just 5 of 17 from 3-point range … Granger has scored 25 or more points in two of the last three games.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Indiana
Marcin Gortat 23 Scoring Danny Granger 28
Steve Nash 17 Assists Darren Collison 7
Marcin Gortat 8 Rebounds David West 8
Marcin Gortat 7 Free Throws Made Danny Granger 6
Steve Nash 2 Steals Darren Collison 1
Shannon Brown 1 Blocks Roy Hibbert 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 113 48.8 5-17 26-37 22 37 2 6 13
Indiana 111 51.9 7-11 20-22 20 39 7 4 16

Upcoming Games

  • Indiana will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Pacers have a W/L % of .593 after a win and .579 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Cleveland . The Suns have a W/L % of .478 after a win and .520 after a loss.
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