Granger leads Pacers past Celtics

By Cliff Brunt

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Jan. 14 2012 7:55 p.m. MST

INDIANAPOLIS — Danny Granger scored 21 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 97-83 victory over Boston on Saturday night, the Celtics' fourth straight loss.

Paul George and Darren Collison each scored 17 points and Roy Hibbert added 11 points and nine rebounds for the Pacers (9-3), who won their third straight. The Pacers improved to 5-0 at home, with four wins by double digits.

Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett both scored 21 points for the Celtics, but Brandon Bass was the only other Celtic in double figures with 10 points. Boston (4-7) fell to 1-4 on the road.

It was Indiana's second win in two tries against the Celtics this season. Indiana won at Boston 87-74 on Jan. 6.

The Pacers held the Celtics to 39 percent shooting.

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