Indiana 100, Houston 91

Date - Wednesday, March 27, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #10 Ron Garretson, #44 Eli Roe, #38 Michael Smith
Attendance - 18134

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Indiana 35 23 24 18 100
Houston 19 30 22 20 91

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indiana 45-27 29-8 16-19 W2
Houston 39-32 25-11 14-21 L1

Recap

Pacers 100, Rockets 91: Roy Hibbert had 28 points and 13 rebounds to lead Indiana to a win in the opener of a four-game road trip.

Lance Stephenson returned from a one-game layoff to rest a sore hip and scored a season-high 21 points for the Pacers. Paul George and Tyler Hansbrough added 16 apiece.

Indiana stymied Houston All-Star James Harden for the second time this season, limiting him to 22 points on 6-of-24 shooting. Harden went 11-for-43 from the floor in two games, both losses, against the Pacers this season.

Hibbert scored twice in the game's first 94 seconds and Indiana never trailed, breaking out to an early 25-9 lead to set the tone. The lead was as high as 19 points in the second quarter.

Houston rallied to within 84-79 on Harden's three-point play with 9:04 left, but the high-scoring Rockets managed just four baskets the rest of the way in losing for the first time in four games.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: The Pacers played their sixth straight game without F David West (back). Coach Frank Vogel indicated that West may return Thursday at Dallas. ... Indiana remained tied with New York for second in the Eastern Conference. ... F Greg Smith had 18 points and a career-high 19 rebounds off the bench for Houston.

Top Game Performances

Indiana   Houston
Roy Hibbert 28 Scoring James Harden 22
George Hill 5 Assists James Harden 8
Roy Hibbert 13 Rebounds Greg Smith 19
Tyler Hansbrough 8 Free Throws Made James Harden 7
Paul George 3 Steals Jeremy Lin 2
Roy Hibbert 3 Blocks Omer Asik 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana 100 44.9 6-18 24-28 20 45 5 9 14
Houston 91 38.6 6-21 21-26 18 42 4 7 14

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Memphis. The Rockets have a W/L % of .550 after a win and .548 after a loss.
  • Indiana will play their next game on the road against Dallas . The Pacers have a W/L % of .568 after a win and .714 after a loss.