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Pacers Beat Rockets In OT

Last updated on Monday, April 2, 2012

(HOUSTON, TX) - The Indiana Pacers overcame a ten-point deficit at the end of three quarters to pull out a 104-102 overtime victory against the Houston Rockets.

The Pacers led 44-42 at halftime before Houston outscored the Blue-and-Gold 31-19 in the third to take a 73-63 lead to the final period. Indiana used a 10-0 run to regain the lead with 5:33 remaining in regulation.

Rockets guard Goran Dragic hit a pair of free throws with ten seconds remaining to force OT. The Pacers jumped out to a six-point lead early in overtime, but the Rockets clawed away, getting to within a point a 103-102 with under 16 seconds remaining.

Houston had a shot at the win, but Danny Granger blocked Chandler Parsons' three-pointer at the horn as the Pacers escape with a split of their Texas road trip.

Granger hit six of his eight three-point attempts to lead Indiana with 32 points. Roy Hibbert finished with 15 points and David West added twelve as the Pacers move to 31-and-21 on the season.

Dragic led the Rockets with 22 points before fouling out late in the extra period with Indianapolis native Courtney Lee scoring 20.

The Pacers return home to face the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.

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