Pacers' Granger hobbles off
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger limped off the court and made his way back to the locker room during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Granger, the Pacers' leading scorer during the regular season, injured his ankle late in the second quarter against the Miami Heat. He tried to give it a go in the third, but went to the ground in pain after committing a foul on LeBron James just 2:11 into the half.
He did not return, though X-rays of his ankle came back negative. After the Pacers' 115-83 loss, which put them in a 3-2 series hole, head coach Frank Vogel listed Granger as day-to-day.
At the time of his injury, Granger had 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting. He has made more headlines for his physical play this series than with his offensive production, as he came in averaging 13.8 points over the first four games, five less than his season average.
David West also scored 10 points before leaving in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury.
05/22 23:38:10 ET