O.J. Mayo was nearly acquired by the Pacers on Thursday, but the deal wasn't completed before the NBA's trade deadline, according to multiple media reports.
The Grizzlies were supposedly going to receive forward Josh McRoberts and a first-round pick in this year's draft. It was unclear whether one team hadn't filed the proper paperwork, or if one of the sides got cold feet at the last minute and decided against making the trade.
Mayo recently returned from a 10-game suspension issued by the NBA for testing positive for a banned substance. In 48 games this season, he is averaging 12.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists.
McRoberts is averaging 7.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in 22.7 minutes a game for the Pacers this season.
Guard Mike Dunleavy will be out indefinitely with a broken left thumb.
Dunleavy suffered the injury in the first half of their victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday.
"A very tough loss," Pacers interim coach Frank Vogel said. "He's been playing great for us, especially since the coaching change. You lose his shooting. His player leadership on the court is always key. He's probably our best team defensive player. I've said all along we've got great depth, in particular at the wing position."
Dunleavy's averaging 11.2 points and 4.8 rebounds in 54 games, including 44 starts, this season.
Brandon Rush will start in Dunleavy's place at shooting guard. Rush fell out of the rotation when he sprained his right ankle late last month. Dahntay Jones stepped in and did a good job filling in for him.
"I felt like we have five wings that can flat out play," Vogel said. "(Rush) fell out pretty much because he got hurt. Typically that doesn't happen in sports, but the other guy (Jones) stepped up so much that it happened."
PACERS 102, PISTONS 101: F Danny Granger found a cutting G Brandon Rush in the lane for a two-handed dunk with 5.4 seconds remaining to help the Pacers improve to 9-3 under interim coach Frank Vogel. F Tyler Hansbrough came off the bench to score 21 points in 32 minutes. Granger had 18 points.
NBA Team Report - Indiana Pacers - NOTES, QUOTES
--It's a good thing the Pacers can score in the paint because they're having a difficult time doing it from long distance. The Pacers were 3-of-17 on 3-pointers against Detroit. They're 6-of-33 on 3's in the last two games, which they've won.
--The legal case against rookie G Lance Stephenson where he allegedly pushed his girlfriend down a flight of stairs in New York last summer has been dismissed.
Prosecutors had said Stephenson pushed his girlfriend down the stairs, grabbed her and slammed her head on the bottom step.
Stephenson is the only Pacer who has yet to appear in a game this season.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "It was a big one for us. It was big because we won with a real good defensive stop." -- G Darren Collison
NBA Team Report - Indiana Pacers - ROSTER REPORT