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Pacers Blow Huge Lead, Lose Game In OT

Last updated on Tuesday, January 1, 2008

(CHARLOTTE, NC) - The Indiana Pacers blew a 13-point lead over the final six minutes of regulation and fell to the Charlotte Bobcats 107-103 in overtime.

Gerald Wallace keyed the Charlotte comeback, scoring ten of his game-high 36 points in the fourth quarter and adding ten more in the extra session. Wallace had a pair of three-point plays late in the fourth quarter and drilled a pair of three-pointers in overtime. He nailed four free throws in the final 22 seconds of overtime to seal the win.

Jason Richardson added 28 for the Bobcats, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Jermaine O'Neal led the Pacers with 20 points and 13 rebounds.

Mike Dunleavy added 18 points with Troy Murphy adding 17 and Danny Granger and Andre Owens finishing with 15 as Indiana dropped its fourth-straight game. Owens' 15-points effort tied his career high for points.

The Pacers return home to face the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

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