Suns beat Pacers in OT
By Sports Network
Indianapolis, IN - Channing Frye hit a long jumper at the buzzer to lift the Phoenix Suns to a thrilling 110-108 overtime victory over the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Tied at 99-all at the end of regulation, a jumper and three-pointer by Frye, sandwiched around a Nash make, gave the Suns the early edge in the extra period.
However, Danny Granger's two free throws capped a 6-0 run to make it a 106-105 game with 52.6 seconds left.
After Marcin Gortat's short hook shot fell to restore Phoenix's three-point advantage, Josh McRoberts' layup and free throw tied things up at 108-all with 23.9 seconds to go.
Still deadlocked with 3.5 seconds left, Phoenix came out of a 20-second timeout and found the winning chemistry.
Grant Hill inbounded the ball along the near sideline at center court, passed to Steve Nash, who quickly dished to Frye on the right wing. Frye released the ball from just in front of the three-point arc just prior to the buzzer sounding and drained the long jumper to give his squad the victory.
Hill led all scorers with a season-high 34 points to go with nine rebounds for the Suns, who earned a convincing 110-92 victory at Toronto on Friday and have won three straight and seven of their last nine. Gortat turned in a double- double with 17 points and 11 rebounds off the bench, while Frye ended with 14 points and 10 boards for the victors.
Granger had a team-best 25 points for Indiana, which has dropped two in a row and four of six. A.J. Price went hit 4-of-6 from three-point range and finished with 18 points in a reserve role.