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Pacers stage comeback to beat former teammates, Warriors

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

By CLIFF BRUNT

AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS -- Danny Granger scored 29 points, and the Indiana Pacers overcame a 17-point deficit in the second half to beat the Golden State Warriors 125-117 on Wednesday night.

Indiana's Mike Dunleavy had 24 points and nine rebounds against his former team, and Kareem Rush scored 14 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter for the Pacers.

Baron Davis had 24 points, seven assists, seven steals and six rebounds, Al Harrington had 22 points and Stephen Jackson had 17 points and eight assists for the Warriors.

Indiana's point total was a season high, and its 46 points in the fourth quarter tied a season high. The Pacers stopped Golden State's winning streak at three games.

The two teams were involved in a trade a year ago that moved Harrington and Jackson to the Warriors and Dunleavy to the Pacers.

Indiana went 17-for-17 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter while the Warriors went 4-for-11.

Golden State set an NBA record for steals in a quarter with 12 in the opening period. The Warriors led 29-18 at the end of the quarter.

Golden State led 93-79 at the end of the third quarter, but the Warriors went cold to start the final period. Granger scored nine points in the first three minutes of the fourth quarter as part of a 13-3 run that cut the Warriors' lead to 96-92.

The Pacers finally took the lead, 101-98, on a 3-pointer by Dunleavy with 6:33 to play.

Golden State's Matt Barnes was called for a flagrant foul with four minutes to go for impeding Dunleavy on a drive to the basket. Dunleavy made both free throws, then a layup on the extra possession, to give Indiana a 107-101 lead.

Golden State cut the lead to 115-114 on a dunk by Andris Biedrins, but Rush hit a short jumper on the other end with 43 seconds to play.

Jackson missed a 3-pointer at the other end, and Davis fouled Granger on the rebound, his sixth.

Granger made both free throws to make it 119-114, and the Warriors never got closer than four points the rest of the way.

Pacers point guard Jamaal Tinsley sat out with a sore left knee and center Jermaine O'Neal left the game in the first quarter with a sore left knee and did not return.

Notes: Pacers C David Harrison served the third game of his five-game suspension for violating the league's anti-drug policy. ... Golden State started the game on an 11-0 run. The Pacers didn't score until Rush made a jumper with 8:57 left in the first quarter. ... Pacers F Ike Diogu, who started the season strong before tearing a calf muscle, has been inactive the past three games. He is not injured. ... The teams combined to make 25 of 25 free throws in the first half.



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