Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) – Roy Hibbert scored a season-high 29
points two days after leaving a game with an injured knee and the Indiana
Pacers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 97-86 win over the Utah Jazz on
Hibbert scored 11 of his 29 points in the first quarter after suffering a knee
bruise in the first quarter of Saturday’s game against Washington.
A.J. Price scored 22 points off the bench four days after the banged-up Pacers
signed him to bolster their depleted backcourt.
Price made two 3-pointers during a 13-2 run in the fourth quarter that turned
a three-point deficit into an eight-point lead.
The Pacers never trailed by fewer than five points after that and avoided what
would have been their longest losing streak in almost five years. Solomon Hill
added 13 points and Lavoy Allen scored 12 with a game-high 15 rebounds off the
Indianapolis native Gordon Hayward poured in 30 points for Utah. Enes Kanter
had 18 points and Derrick Favors scored 13 in the loss.