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Bogdanovic's 3 helps Pacers escape with win in Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) A night after their biggest road blowout victory in 22 years, the Indiana Pacers had to go down to the wire against the Phoenix Suns.

Long-range shooting touch pulled the Pacers through.

Bojan Bogdanovic sank the go-ahead 3-pointer with 31 seconds to play and the Pacers escaped with a 109-104 victory over the Suns on Tuesday night.

The Pacers, coming off 121-88 victory at Utah the previous night, had their hands full in a tight fourth quarter against a 4-15 Suns team.

''That wasn't pretty at all,'' Indiana coach Nate McMillan said. ''We weren't sharp in this game but you got to find ways to win games like that.''

Myles Turner's 3 gave Indiana a 104-101 lead with 48 seconds to play, but Devin Booker responded with a 3-pointer to tie it at 104-104 with 45 seconds left.

After Bogdanovic's long-range basket, Booker's attempt at a game-tying 3 barely rimmed out. Darren Collison's two free throws wrapped up the scoring.

''We didn't want to lose, simple as that,'' Collison said. ''There was nothing coach could tell us, other than the fact if we would've let that game slip away, it would've been a bigger downfall on our part. ... I felt like it was more on us that we kind of let the game get out of hand and kind of lost focus, but it's the NBA, we're just trying to get wins.''

Doug McDermott and Domantas Sabonis scored 21 points apiece for Indiana. Turner added 16 and Bogdanovic 15.

T.J. Warren scored 25 for the Suns. Booker was just 7-of-21 shooting but scored 20 points and had eight assists. Deandre Ayton had 18 points and 12 rebounds.

Indiana led by as many as 13 points in the second and third quarters, but Phoenix, with Booker and Ayton on the bench, used a 15-2 run late in the third and early in the fourth to go up 85-81 when Richaun Holmes made one of two free throws with 9:51 to play.

Until the final seconds, nobody led by more than four the rest of the way.

McDermott and Sabonis each scored 12 in the second quarter. McDermott's consecutive 3s in an 8-0 Pacers spurt put Indiana up 46-35 with 6:37 left in the half. Indiana stretched it to 52-39 on Sabonis' two free throws but Phoenix got it back to single digits and trailed 61-54 at the break.

Indiana stretched the lead back to 13, 76-63, on Collison's 3-pointer but the Suns finished the quarter with a 7-2 spurt, Isaiah Canaan's 3-pointer cutting the lead to 81-77 entering the final quarter.

''I think the awareness in the second half is something that we needed, that's how we have to play,'' Phoenix coach Igor Kokoskov said. ''And we battled. I think we gave ourselves a chance to come back, a chance the tie the game and maybe go overtime. Who knows?''

As for Booker's last shot, Kokoskov said, ''You don't put everything on the last shot. It was in and out. We know Book's going to make a lot of shots for this franchise.''

TIP-INS

Pacers: Indiana's 33-point win at Utah was the fifth time the Pacers have won a road game by at least 30 points and first in 22 years (when they won at Vancouver 127-80 in December 1996). ... Indiana reserves scored a season-high 62 points in the rout at Utah. ... McDermott and Sabonis were a combined 8-for-11 in the second quarter against Phoenix. .... McDermott scored 21 for the second game in a row after going scoreless in his previous game.

Suns: Ayton became the fourth player since 1992 with at least 300 points and 200 rebounds in his first 20 NBA games. The others who did it are Blake Griffin, Tim Duncan and Shaquille O'Neal. ... Ayton had 14 points and seven rebounds in the first half. ... A victory would have given Phoenix two wins in its last three games. Suns have won just four all season.

UP NEXT

Pacers: At the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.

Suns: At the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.

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Key Players
D. Sabonis
11 PF
D. Booker
1 SG
36.4 Min. Per Game 36.4
24.9 Pts. Per Game 24.9
7.1 Ast. Per Game 7.1
3.7 Reb. Per Game 3.7
66.7 Field Goal % 44.1
68.1 Three Point % 44.5
74.4 Free Throw % 83.5
  Defensive rebound by Thaddeus Young 0:01
  Trevor Ariza missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:05
  Defensive rebound by Deandre Ayton 0:09
  Darren Collison missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:10
  Team rebound 0:10
  Darren Collison missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:10
  Personal foul on T.J. Warren 0:10
  Bad pass turnover on Trevor Ariza, stolen by Darren Collison 0:10
+ 1 Darren Collison made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:12
+ 1 Darren Collison made 1st of 2 free throws 0:12
  Personal foul on Jamal Crawford 0:12
Team Stats
Points 109 104
Field Goals 38-90 (42.2%) 41-92 (44.6%)
3-Pointers 11-26 (42.3%) 10-30 (33.3%)
Free Throws 22-29 (75.9%) 12-18 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 64 52
Offensive 17 12
Defensive 38 33
Team 9 7
Assists 25 20
Steals 8 8
Blocks 6 6
Turnovers 12 8
Fouls 13 17
Technicals 2 0
21 PTS, 16 REB, 3 AST
20 PTS, 4 REB, 8 AST
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away team logo Pacers 13-8 26352028109
home team logo Suns 4-16 26282327104
Team Stats
away team logo Pacers 13-8 106.1 PPG 43.3 RPG 24.7 APG
home team logo Suns 4-16 102.2 PPG 40 RPG 23.6 APG
Key Players
D. Sabonis PF 14.2 PPG 9.6 RPG 3.1 APG 63.9 FG%
T. Warren SF 17.4 PPG 4.0 RPG 1.3 APG 51.4 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Sabonis PF 21 PTS 16 REB 3 AST
T. Warren SF 25 PTS 7 REB 0 AST
42.2 FG% 44.6
42.3 3PT FG% 33.3
75.9 FT% 66.7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Turner 29 16 13 1 0 5 0 2 6/10 1/2 3/4 1 12 36 +2
B. Bogdanovic 24 15 5 0 0 0 2 3 5/12 2/3 3/5 2 3 18 -4
T. Young 28 13 6 0 1 1 0 2 5/10 1/1 2/2 3 3 21 +8
D. Collison 32 11 5 11 1 0 3 1 3/9 0/1 5/8 1 4 36 +2
T. Evans 27 8 2 0 4 0 5 2 3/10 2/6 0/0 1 1 9 -3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Turner 29 16 13 1 0 5 0 2 6/10 1/2 3/4 1 12 36 +2
B. Bogdanovic 24 15 5 0 0 0 2 3 5/12 2/3 3/5 2 3 18 -4
T. Young 28 13 6 0 1 1 0 2 5/10 1/1 2/2 3 3 21 +8
D. Collison 32 11 5 11 1 0 3 1 3/9 0/1 5/8 1 4 36 +2
T. Evans 27 8 2 0 4 0 5 2 3/10 2/6 0/0 1 1 9 -3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. McDermott 24 21 2 1 0 0 0 1 7/12 5/7 2/2 1 1 25 +2
D. Sabonis 22 21 16 3 1 0 2 1 7/14 0/0 7/8 7 9 42 -3
A. Holiday 15 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1/6 0/3 0/0 0 0 6 +3
T. Leaf 8 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 1 4 +13
C. Joseph 27 0 5 7 0 0 0 0 0/5 0/2 0/0 1 4 19 +5
K. O'Quinn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
V. Oladipo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Reed - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Sumner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Anigbogu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 109 55 25 8 6 12 13 38/90 11/26 22/29 17 38 216 +25
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Warren 38 25 7 0 1 1 0 3 11/20 2/6 1/2 1 6 34 +7
D. Booker 36 20 4 8 3 0 5 3 7/21 3/9 3/6 1 3 38 -4
D. Ayton 30 18 12 0 0 1 1 4 6/11 0/0 6/6 3 9 30 -2
T. Ariza 28 6 4 0 1 1 1 0 2/7 2/4 0/0 2 2 11 -20
M. Bridges 22 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 1/6 0/2 0/0 0 2 8 -5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Warren 38 25 7 0 1 1 0 3 11/20 2/6 1/2 1 6 34 +7
D. Booker 36 20 4 8 3 0 5 3 7/21 3/9 3/6 1 3 38 -4
D. Ayton 30 18 12 0 0 1 1 4 6/11 0/0 6/6 3 9 30 -2
T. Ariza 28 6 4 0 1 1 1 0 2/7 2/4 0/0 2 2 11 -20
M. Bridges 22 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 1/6 0/2 0/0 0 2 8 -5
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Crawford 22 12 1 4 0 1 0 1 5/9 2/3 0/0 0 1 22 -1
R. Holmes 17 8 7 0 0 2 0 2 3/4 0/0 2/4 4 3 17 -3
J. Jackson 22 8 5 4 1 0 1 2 4/9 0/2 0/0 0 5 21 -1
I. Canaan 20 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 2/5 1/4 0/0 1 2 14 +4
R. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Daniels - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. King - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Bender - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Melton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Okobo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 104 45 20 8 6 8 17 41/92 10/30 12/18 12 33 195 -25