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Pacers build big lead, hold on to beat Grizzlies 116-113

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Darren Collison scored a season-high 30 points, and the Indiana Pacers almost let them go to waste.

After stretching their lead to 17 in the fourth quarter, the Pacers held on to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-113 on Wednesday night.

Indiana could breathe easy only after Marc Gasol's 3-point attempt with 3 seconds left bounced off. Memphis couldn't get off another shot from the ensuing scramble.

''I think we've just got to do a better job of executing in the last five minutes if we want to be better,'' said Collison, who added eight assists. ''I don't know how much of it was them or more of us.''

The Pacers seemed in control before Memphis ran off 10 straight points in the fourth. A 3-pointer from Bojan Bogdanovic stopped the string and ran the margin back to 10. From there Memphis chipped away, and a 3-point play from Gasol trimmed the Pacers' lead to 116-113 with 12.4 seconds left.

After that, there was drama but no scoring. An out-of-bounds call was reviewed and overturned, giving the Grizzlies the ball with 9.1 seconds left. Gasol, who led Memphis with 35 points and 13 rebounds, missed his 3-point attempt near the top of the key, and Memphis dropped its third straight.

''I actually thought it was good,'' Collison said of Gasol's shot. ''I was preparing to go to overtime. He makes those shots, especially at the top of the key.''

Victor Oladipo added 21 points for the Pacers, while Bogdanovic scored 16.

Memphis played without starting point guard Mike Conley, who has a sore left Achilles tendon. Despite shooting well at times, Memphis' offense seemed in disarray and committed fifteen turnovers.

Memphis coach David Fizdale said poor defense through three quarters put his team in a deep hole.

''The first three quarters, I just had no answers because we just weren't locked in defensively for whatever reason,'' Fizdale said. ''Our defense is plummeting because of our lack of focus and lack of effort.''

TIP-INS

Pacers: Indiana's 67 first-half points were the most allowed in a half by Memphis this season.

Grizzlies: F JaMychal Green returned to action after missing 12 games for an ankle injury that occurred in the season opener. ... Memphis is winless in four games against the Eastern Conference this season. ... Reserve G Tyreke Evans finished with 18 points, snapping a string of six straight games scoring at least 20 off the bench.

TURNER'S BIG BLOCK

Grizzlies forward Brandan Wright was headed to the rim for a dunk with about 43 seconds left, but Pacers center Myles Turner blocked the shot. Tyreke Evans got the ball but missed in close, and Turner grabbed the rebound.

''That's a winning play,'' Indiana coach Nate McMillan said. ''That's what I'm talking about as far as defensively getting stops and making plays to give ourselves a chance to win.''

UP NEXT

Pacers: Host Detroit on Friday night.

Grizzlies: Host Houston on Saturday night - the fourth and last time the two Southwest Division foes face each other in the regular season.

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Key Players
V. Oladipo
4 G
M. Gasol
33 C
33.9 Min. Per Game 33.9
18.9 Pts. Per Game 18.9
3.3 Ast. Per Game 3.3
9.0 Reb. Per Game 9.0
47.4 Field Goal % 44.2
47.8 Three Point % 43.5
82.4 Free Throw % 82.5
  Offensive rebound by Mario Chalmers 0:03
  Marc Gasol missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:03
  Out of bounds turnover on Bojan Bogdanovic 0:09
+ 1 Marc Gasol made free throw 0:12
  Shooting foul on Victor Oladipo 0:12
+ 2 Marc Gasol made fade-away jump shot 0:12
  Offensive rebound by Marc Gasol 0:13
  Marc Gasol missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:15
+ 1 Victor Oladipo made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:22
+ 1 Victor Oladipo made 1st of 2 free throws 0:22
  Personal foul on Brandan Wright 0:22
Team Stats
Points 116 113
Field Goals 43-85 (50.6%) 44-86 (51.2%)
3-Pointers 12-24 (50.0%) 8-32 (25.0%)
Free Throws 18-20 (90.0%) 17-22 (77.3%)
Total Rebounds 43 48
Offensive 5 11
Defensive 31 32
Team 7 5
Assists 29 29
Steals 6 5
Blocks 6 10
Turnovers 12 15
Fouls 17 19
Technicals 1 1
30 PTS, 2 REB, 8 AST
35 PTS, 13 REB, 5 AST
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away team logo Pacers 7-8 34333019116
home team logo Grizzlies 7-7 25283129113
Team Stats
away team logo Pacers 7-8 100.6 PPG 40 RPG 21.1 APG
home team logo Grizzlies 7-7 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
D. Collison G 11.3 PPG 3.0 RPG 4.7 APG 45.6 FG%
M. Gasol C 11.7 PPG 8.3 RPG 5.3 APG 36.4 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Collison G 30 PTS 2 REB 8 AST
M. Gasol C 35 PTS 13 REB 5 AST
50.6 FG% 51.2
50.0 3PT FG% 25.0
90.0 FT% 77.3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Collison 41 30 2 8 0 0 1 1 8/13 2/4 12/12 0 2 47 +12
V. Oladipo 33 21 6 3 1 2 1 1 8/20 3/7 2/2 0 6 35 -2
B. Bogdanovic 28 16 3 1 0 0 1 0 6/9 4/6 0/0 0 3 20 +4
M. Turner 32 10 5 4 0 3 1 3 4/8 0/2 2/2 0 5 25 +3
T. Young 32 5 6 0 3 0 3 5 2/8 0/1 1/2 2 4 11 +5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Collison 41 30 2 8 0 0 1 1 8/13 2/4 12/12 0 2 47 +12
V. Oladipo 33 21 6 3 1 2 1 1 8/20 3/7 2/2 0 6 35 -2
B. Bogdanovic 28 16 3 1 0 0 1 0 6/9 4/6 0/0 0 3 20 +4
M. Turner 32 10 5 4 0 3 1 3 4/8 0/2 2/2 0 5 25 +3
T. Young 32 5 6 0 3 0 3 5 2/8 0/1 1/2 2 4 11 +5
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Sabonis 24 13 6 4 0 0 3 5 6/10 0/0 1/1 0 6 24 0
C. Joseph 21 10 1 4 2 1 0 1 4/10 2/3 0/1 0 1 22 -5
L. Stephenson 15 8 7 5 0 0 2 1 4/6 0/0 0/0 3 4 23 -1
T. Leaf 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 0 3 -1
J. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Robinson III - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Sumner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Poythress - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Anigbogu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Jefferson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Wilkins - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 231 116 36 29 6 6 12 17 43/85 12/24 18/20 5 31 210 +15
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Gasol 39 35 13 5 0 5 2 1 12/24 3/7 8/9 2 11 61 0
D. Brooks 24 11 5 2 1 1 2 3 5/10 0/3 1/2 2 3 20 -11
M. Chalmers 30 8 4 6 0 0 1 2 4/9 0/4 0/0 1 3 23 +5
J. Green 17 8 3 0 0 0 3 3 3/4 1/2 1/1 0 3 8 -8
J. Ennis III 17 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 2 7 -8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
M. Gasol 39 35 13 5 0 5 2 1 12/24 3/7 8/9 2 11 61 0
D. Brooks 24 11 5 2 1 1 2 3 5/10 0/3 1/2 2 3 20 -11
M. Chalmers 30 8 4 6 0 0 1 2 4/9 0/4 0/0 1 3 23 +5
J. Green 17 8 3 0 0 0 3 3 3/4 1/2 1/1 0 3 8 -8
J. Ennis III 17 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 2 7 -8
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Evans 32 18 6 9 1 2 2 1 6/15 1/5 5/7 2 4 43 -1
C. Parsons 25 13 3 2 0 0 1 2 5/7 3/5 0/1 1 2 19 +3
B. McLemore 18 10 3 0 0 0 1 3 5/10 0/4 0/0 2 1 12 +5
B. Wright 20 6 3 0 2 2 0 3 3/4 0/0 0/0 1 2 13 +4
W. Selden Jr. 14 2 1 3 1 0 2 0 0/1 0/1 2/2 0 1 8 -4
M. Conley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Harrison - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Martin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
V. Hunter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Rabb - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Davis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Simmons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 113 43 29 5 10 15 19 44/86 8/32 17/22 11 32 214 -15