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Pacers Lackluster Against Nets

Last updated on Thursday, March 29, 2012

(NEWARK, NJ) The Indiana Pacers faded in the fourth quarter and lost to the New Jersey Nets 100-84 in Newark.

Deron Williams led the Nets with 30 points with MarShon Brooks adding 17 as New Jersey outscored the Pacers 31-17 in the final twelve minutes.

Indiana was within two points at 69-67 entering the final period, but five turnouvers leading to ten New Jersey points helped the Nets run out to a 21-point lead in the quarter.

Paul George led Indiana with 22 points as the Pacers were out of sync offensively with Danny Granger and David West spending large portions of the game on the bench due to foul trouble. West finished with twelve points while Granger scored just five on 2-for-8 shooting from the field.

The Paces were looking to sweep the four-game season series and had won ten in a row against the Nets before last night's loss.

The Blue-and-Gold fall to 29-and-20 as they return home to face the Washington Wizards this evening. The Wizards have dropped their last four games.

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