INDIANAPOLIS - Danny Granger scored 24 points to break out of a shooting slump in the Indiana Pacers' 96-84 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
Roy Hibbert added 12 points and 11 rebounds, and David West and Lance Stephenson also had 12 points each to help the Pacers improve to 7-3. Indiana won for just the second time in its last 11 games against the Hawks.
Josh Smith led Atlanta with 16 points, Joe Johnson had 15, Zaza Pachulia 11 and Willie Green 10. The Hawks dropped to 7-4.
Granger was 9 of 16 from the field, including 3-of-5 shooting from 3-point range. Granger and Hibbert scored all the points as the Pacers, up 53-50 at the half, put together a 16-2 run in the third quarter for a 71-54 cushion with 5:07 to go in the period.
Indiana pushed the lead to 24 points midway through the final quarter.