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Pacers 140, Grizzlies 113: Yep, 140

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The title of this post is not a misprint. The Indiana Pacers finally shot the ball well and the results were staggering, a 140-113 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. The W closes out the Pacers' preseason in style with a 6-2 record. Bring on the regular season!

Go ahead and peruse the box score for awhile. There's plenty to digest. Here are a few highlights.

  • The Pacers shot well from all overs. 59% from the field and 46% from 3-land. 20 of 22 from the free throw line. In scoring 81 first half points (go ahead, read that again, slowly), the Pacers shooting percentage was in the upper 60s.
  • Jermaine O'Neal and Troy Murphy sat out the point fest. David Harrison played a little, but appeared to aggravate one of his nagging injuries. On a positive health note, Kareem Rush logged around 27 minutes contributing 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists, making 3 from behind the arc.
  • Shawne Williams took advantage of O'B's change of heart and poured in a game-high 26 points. Shawne was one of 7 Pacers to score in double figures.
  • Danny Granger came out on fire scoring 15 first quarter points, missing only one FGA.
  • Numbers, numbers, numbers...I could go through all of them because nearly every player's line looks worthy of a special note. Not to mention the team stats.
Next up, the regular season opener against the Washington Wizards. The Wiz shut it down early tonight, dropping their Arenas-free preseason finale, 98-64. Hopefully the Pacers saved a few makes for the opener. If they can come out and execute anywhere near the way they did tonight, the Fieldhouse get rockin' in a hurry.