10:40 PM EST, February 16, 2012
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 93-88.
The loss was the eighth in a 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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