Danny Granger scores 9 of the Pacers 14 points in overtime to help beat the Cavaliers 98-91

Indiana PacersBasketballDanny GrangerKyrie IrvingDavid WestFrank VogelGeorge Hill

The Pacers woes of not playing a complete game seem to be a thing of the past. The Pacers led by their newest addition forward David West, who hit a jumper in the final seconds to send the game into overtime. Then in extra minutes Danny Granger took over, outscoring the Cavaliers entire team and scoring 9 of his game high 22 points to secure a 98 to 91 win. 

“I wanted to turn it on to another gear. I hadn’t been shooting well for the game but once it was overtime I went into another gear and shots started falling,” said Granger.

“Two games in a row he’s had a couple of big shots late and we got two guys who’ve been there at the All-Star level and a couple of guys that are coming. We feel good about our ability to score late in games, we still need to work on our execution obviously,” said head coach Frank Vogel.

The Pacers were close to losing the game as the buzzer sounded in regulation. Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving drove through the Pacers pick and roll defense and had a wide open lane to the rim, but his last second layup didn’t drop.

“Sometimes the basketball gods are with you. Thankfully they were with us today. He missed a great opportunity that he had been finishing all game long so it gave us a second chance and I think we capitalized on that,” said George Hill who scored a season high 15 points.

The Pacers improve to 3-0 for the first time since the 2007-2008 season. The blue and gold set to embark on their longest road trip of the season, four games against some of the top teams in the eastern conference such as Miami and Boston.

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