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Indiana got 32 points from Danny Granger en route to a 93-88 2012 NBA Picks victory over New Jersey on Thursday at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Indiana did not, however, defeat the Nets against the 2012 NBA Odds which closed at 9 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 195.5.
Indiana got 16 points from David West and another 13 points from Roy Hibbert. Paul George contributed 5 assists, while Roy Hibbert cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
The Nets got a 29-point performance from Deron Williams, who was supported by 24 points from Kris Humphries. Deron Williams had 4 assists in a losing cause for New Jersey, while Kris Humphries grabbed 10 rebounds.
Indiana won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 40-39.
Indiana looks to continue their winning ways next 2012 NBA Picks game with a battle against the Bobcats. The Nets will aim to get back on the winning track at Chicago.
Indiana will play their next NBA Picks game at home against Charlotte. The Pacers have a W/L % of .529 after a win and .692 after a loss. New Jersey will play their next game on the road against Chicago . The Nets have a W/L % of .125 after a win and .304 after a loss.
PACERS 93, NETS 88: Danny Granger returned from an ankle injury to score 32 points and help Indiana snap a five-game losing streak by dumping visiting New Jersey.
The loss was the eighth in a NBA Picks row for the Nets, who have dropped 10 of 11. The Pacers, who played their third game in as many nights, have won 10 straight over New Jersey.
Granger sprained his left ankle Tuesday against Miami and didn't play in Wednesday's game in Cleveland. He recorded his second 30-point game of the campaign, but fell short of his season-high of 36 against Minnesota on Feb. 1.
Deron Williams scored 29 points to lead the Nets. Kris Humphries added 24 points and 10 rebounds.
David West scored 16 points while Roy Hibbert had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Indiana.
The game was tied 11 times and featured 15 lead changes. A.J. Price's 3-pointer gave Indiana the lead for good at 67-66 with 8:55 remaining in the game.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Nets forward Shawne Williams missed his second straight game with shoulder and knee injuries. ... The Pacers are off until Sunday when they host Charlotte, the worst team in the league. ... New Jersey guard Jordan Farmar, who strained his right groin Wednesday, played two minutes against the Pacers.
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