No Granger, no problem; Pacers end losing streak by beating 76ers

As expected, Danny Granger was suspended for his part in the altercation against the Phoenix Suns.

No worries.  The Pacers ended their 4-game losing streak anyway against a much easier opponent, the Iverson-less Philadelphia 76ers, 107-96.

Dahntay Jones led the team in scoring with 25 off the bench, and Brandon Rush added 24 points and 9 rebounds.  Roy Hibbert also had a solid game with 12 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists.

On the flip side, Josh McRoberts, who has been a spark plug off the bench for the Pacers, played only 4 minutes.  Rookie AJ Price didn’t get any court time at all.  Seems these two will only get playing time when there is a blowout.

Perhaps this is all part of Jim O’Brien’s secret attempt to tank?  Let’s face it, the team does play better with McRoberts and Price on the floor.