Danny Granger scored 17 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter to help the Indiana Pacers beat the visiting Golden State Warriors, 127-120, last night for their second straight victory.
Granger also had 11 rebounds and six assists, and made all 17 of his free throws.
Golden State led, 103-101, before Granger made a turnaround jumper in the lane and a three-pointer to put the Pacers ahead, 106-103, with 6 minutes to play.
"I always tell myself, 'In the fourth quarter, I have to be more aggressive,' and it's been working for me," Granger said. "I always want to take the big shot."
Jamal Crawford scored 29 points for the Warriors.
In other games:
* At Atlanta, Kevin Garnett scored 10 of his 18 points in the final quarter, and Atlanta's Joe Johnson missed a late free throw that would have tied the game, helping the Celtics beat the Hawks, 88-85, for Boston's 16th straight victory.
* At Auburn Hills, Mich., Allen Iverson scored 28 points to lead the Detroit Pistons to their third straight victory, 88-74, over the Washington Wizards.
* At East Rutherford, N.J., Deron Williams had 17 points and 11 assists and the Utah Jazz overcame a 22-point deficit to beat the New Jersey Nets, 103-92. Mehmet Okur added 23 points for the Jazz. Vince Carter scored 32 points for the Nets.
* At Minneapolis, LeBron James helped the Cavaliers return to their winning ways with 32 points as Cleveland sent the Minnesota Timberwolves to their 11th straight loss, 93-70.
* At Toronto, Dirk Nowitzki had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and Jason Terry also scored 27 in the Dallas Mavericks' 96-86 victory over the Raptors. Jermaine O'Neal scored 19 for Toronto.
* At Chicago, Derrick Rose scored three points and Larry Hughes nailed two free throws in the last minute of overtime to boost the Bulls to a 115-109 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, who did not score in the final 3:39 of OT.
* At New Orleans, David West's 21 points led the Hornets to a 90-83 win over the San Antonio Spurs, who got 20 points from Tony Parker.
* Raptors rookie forward Nathan Jawai, sidelined since training camp because of an unidentified heart abnormality, has been cleared to begin workouts. Drafted 41st overall by Indiana last June, Jawai was part of the July 9 deal in which Toronto traded guard T.J. Ford to the Pacers for forward Jermaine O'Neal. Jawai is the first indigenous player from Australia to be drafted by an NBA team. *