Warriors Beat Pacers On Ellis’ Last-Second Jumper
OAKLAND (AP) — Monta Ellis made a jumper with less than a second remaining to give the Golden State Warriors a 110-108 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.
Ellis scored 36 points for the Warriors, who matched a season high with their third straight victory. David Lee and Dorell Wright each added 21 points as Golden State beat the Pacers at home for the fifth straight time.
Danny Granger had 32 points and 13 rebounds for the Pacers, who lost their third straight overall and their 11th in the last 12 road games. Tyler Hansbrough added 16 points and Jeff Foster matched his season high with 15 rebounds.
Stephen Curry added 11 points and seven assists for the Warriors. Darren Collison and Mike Dunleavy each had 14 for the Pacers.
Indiana led 105-103 when Ellis, who was 16 of 28 from the field, took a charge with 2:28 left and hit a short jumper 23 seconds later to tie the game.
The Pacers turned the ball over again on their next possession, allowing the Warriors to take a one-point lead when Lee hit one of two free throws.
Another turnover led to Curry’s running bank shot and a three-point lead. Collison tied it when he converted a three-point play with 18 seconds left.
After a Warriors timeout, Ellis took the ensuing inbounds pass from Brandan Wright and held the ball against Brandon Rush at the top of the key for 12 seconds. He made a move to his right and pulled up for the game-winning jumper over Rush.
Hansbrough scored 12 points in the first quarter as the Pacers took the early advantage.
The Pacers used a 17-2 run that bridged the first and second quarters to take an 11-point lead. They eventually settled for a 58-53 advantage at halftime.
Acie Law hit a jumper from just inside the halfcourt stripe to end the third quarter, bringing the Warriors within 83-81 heading into the final quarter.
Notes: Pacers C Roy Hibbert was given the night off with an upper respiratory infection. He was limited to a season-low 12 minutes against the Clippers on Monday. … Dunleavy recorded three assists in the first half to reach 1,500. … The Warriors did not record a second-chance point in the first half, grabbing just two offensive rebounds. … Warriors F Lou Amundson sustained a mild left ankle sprain in the third quarter and did not return. … Ellis has scored more than 30 points in four of his last six games and 12 times overall. … Granger is two field goals shy of 2,500.
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