NBA: Indiana 102, Washington 86

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Danny Granger's 22 points Friday led five players in double figures in a 102-86 Indiana Pacers win over the Washington Wizards.

Successive 3-pointers by Granger and Earl Watson staked Indiana to a 64-51 lead with 7:26 left in the third period and Washington spent the rest of the contest playing catchup.


Dahntay Jones, normally a defensive specialist, scored 18 with five rebounds and five assists. T.J. Ford added 18 with 10 rebounds.

Rookie forward Tyler Hansbrough, making his NBA debut, ended with 13 points and five rebounds, while Roy Hibbert had 12 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots for the Pacers, who have won two in a row after losing their first three contests.

Caron Butler led Washington with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Randy Foye scored 16 and Gilbert Arenas had 13. Brendan Haywood grabbed 19 rebounds to go with nine points for the Wizards, who have lost three straight.

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