Danny Granger shook off his shooting woes and scored 25 points as host Indiana kicked off the second half with its fifth straight win while Stephen Curry sat out for Golden State.
Tyler Hansbrough added 15 points and nine rebounds and All-Star Roy Hibbert chipped in 12 and nine for the Pacers, who have cleaned up against sub-.500 teams of late. The easy stretch continues at New Orleans on Saturday before Indiana dives back into the grind against the Eastern Conference elite.
The Pacers did not waste much time toying around with Golden State on Tuesday. After taking a 52-38 lead into the half, Granger exploded for 15 points in the third quarter. Indiana outscored the Warriors 33-16 in the period to put the game away.
Granger was mired in a horrible shooting slump prior to the All-Star break, connecting at only 28 percent from the field in the previous three games. He went 9 for 18 from the floor against Golden State.
The Pacers locked down on the defensive end and held the Warriors to 34 percent from the field, including 3 for 22 from beyond the arc.
Curry, who suffered a foot injury Wednesday, did not suit up and is day-to-day.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Monta Ellis and Brandon Rush led Golden State with 14 points apiece. â¦ Ellis and David Lee combined for 10 turnovers.
Pacers defeat Golden State 102-78 at home
The Pacers did not waste much time toying around with Golden State on Tuesday.
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