Granger leads Pacers past Clippers, 102-89

By Cliff Brunt

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, March 20 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Los Angeles Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro questions a call in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

Michael Conroy, Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Danny Granger scored 25 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Los Angeles Clippers 102-89 on Tuesday night.

Granger had been in a scoring slump, managing just 20 points combined in consecutive losses to the New York Knicks. He shot 7 for 17 against the Clippers, but added eight rebounds and made all eight of his free throws.

Reserves Tyler Hansbrough, George Hill and Leandro Barbosa helped Indiana's backups outscore the Clippers' reserves 50-23. Hansbrough scored 17 points, Hill had 15 and Barbosa 12 in his first game for Indiana since being acquired from Toronto last week.

Roy Hibbert added 13 points for Indiana.

Blake Griffin had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers. Chris Paul added 16 points and eight assists.

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