NBA Game Summary - Indiana at Charlotte
(Friday, October 29th)
Final Score: Indiana 104, Charlotte 101
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Tyler Hansbrough scored the final four points of the game for Indiana, as the Pacers rallied past the Bobcats, 104-101, at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Hansbrough ended with 12 points for the Pacers, who opened the season with a loss to the Spurs on Wednesday. Danny Granger added 33 points and five rebounds for Indiana, which got 13 points, eight boards, and six assists from Roy Hibbert.
Gerald Wallace ended with 29 points and six rebounds for Charlotte, which lost to Dallas on Wednesday. D.J. Augustin had 17 points and six assists for the Bobcats, who got 13 points and eight rebounds from Boris Diaw.
"They've got great shooters," Wallace said. "Their guards, T.J. Ford and (Darren) Collison, do a great job of getting in the middle and finding their shooters, and (Roy) Hibbert is a big threat at the rim. They spread the floor out good and took advantage of it."
Trailing by eight, 81-73, the Pacers went on an 11-4 run to get within one. Paul George and Granger each made three-pointers during the spurt, with the latter making it an 85-84 game with over 6 1/2 minutes to go.
Down by five, 96-91, with 3:18 to play, Indiana put together a game-winning 11-3 run. With the game tied at 98, Hibbert made a pair of free throws to give the Pacers a two-point lead with 1 1/2 minutes to play.
After Wallace made 1-of-2 from the foul line, Hansbrough made a jumper from the wing to give Indiana a 102-99 edge with just over a minute left. Tyrus Thomas and Hansbrough exchanged a pair of free throws to keep it a three-point game with 10.7 seconds remaining.
"I'm glad I got the chance to come in there and step up and make some good plays," Hansbrough said. "Whenever the opportunity came I was going to step up and go out there and try to play my game and prove that I can help the team out a little bit."
Augustin and Stephen Jackson both missed three-pointers to seal Charlotte's fate.
The Bobcats led by four, 31-27, following a back-and-forth first quarter.
Charlotte put together a 12-5 run to start the second period. Wallace bookended the flurry with a three-pointer and dunk to make it a 43-32 game with 6:20 left.
Augustin scored the final four points of the half to give the Bobcats a 58-50 edge at the break.
A James Posey trey got Indiana within two, 75-73, with over 2 1/2 minutes to play in the third. Charlotte, though, responded with five straight points to make it 80-73 after three quarters.
Indiana took two of three meetings with Charlotte in 2009-10...Charlotte center Kwame Brown (sprained left ankle) and forward Eduardo Najera (sports hernia) missed the game, while the Pacers were without center Solomon Jones...The Pacers made 12-of-29 three-pointers, while the Bobcats went 4- of-12 from three-point range.
10/29 23:40:45 ET