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Last updated on Wednesday, February 11, 2009
(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - Danny Granger hit a free throw with one-tenth of a second remaining to give the Indiana Pacers a 96-95 victory over Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
TJ Ford had given Indiana a 95-93 lead with eight-tenths of a second left with a fadeaway jumper, but James tied the game when he hit a pair of free throws with four-tenths remaining after being fouled by Granger on an attempted lob to the basket on the inbounds pass.
On their final possession, the Pacers tried the same play - a lob to Granger at the basket - and got the same foul called on James with one-tenth of a second remaining. Granger hit the first free throw and intentionally missed the second to allow time to run out.
The Pacers snapped a nine-game losing streak against Cleveland and improved to 12-and-32 on the season heading to their game tonight in Milwaukee.
Dunleavy and Foster Out Tuesday Night
The Pacers played without starters Mike Dunleavy and Jeff Foster and reserve Marquis Daniels on Tuesday night.
Head Coach Jim O'Brien said before last night's game with Cleveland that Dunleavy's right knee is structurally fine, but he is having pain in the knee after playing extended minutes against Orlando last Friday.
Both Foster and Daniels have been bothered by lower back pain. Daniels has missed Indiana's last four games.
O'Brien says Dunleavy and Foster will sit out tonight's game in Milwaukee. Daniels could also sit out tonight's game with the Bucks to take advantage of the extra time off the team has thanks to this weekend's NBA all-star game.
Following tonight's game in Milwaukee, the Pacers don't play again until Tuesday when they host the Philadelphia 76ers.
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