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Pacers Overcome Another Big Deficit In Victory Over Suns

Last updated on Thursday, January 14, 2010

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The Indiana Pacers overcame a 24-point deficit to defeat the Phoenix Suns 122-114 at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Phoenix led 56-32 midway through the second quarter and had a 68-52 advantage at halftime before the Pacers outscored the Suns 39-23 in the third quarter to come away with a tie at the end of the period.

The Blue and Gold pulled out to a five-point lead early in the fourth before the Suns used a 6-0 run to regain the lead at 97-96 with 9:07 remaining.

The lead went back and forth with Phoenix's Steve Nash tying the game for the final time at 110 when he drained a 21-foot jumper with 3:48 left in the game.

Indiana pulled away from there, outscoring Phoenix 12-4 the rest of the way with Danny Granger scoring seven of the Pacers' points during the decisive run.

Granger scored a game-high 33 points to lead Indiana with Mike Dunleavy adding 30 as the Pacers won their fourth-straight home game.

It was the second-straight game in which Indiana overcame a deficit of more than 20 points to win as they came back from 23 down to beat Toronto on Monday night.

Amare Stoudamire scored 21 points for Phoenix with Steve Nash adding 20 for the Suns.

The Pacers improve to 13-25 and will try to snap their nine-game road losing streak on Friday night when they travel to New Jersey to face the Nets.

New Jersey lost its sixth game in a row last night as they fell to Boston at home 111-87.

The Nets are an NBA worst 3-35.

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