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SALT LAKE CITY - Roy Hibbert helped the Indiana Pacers to a big lead and then had to nervously watch his teammates withstand Utahs furious comeback bid. Bartolo Colon Jersey .Hibbert scored 22 points — his first game over 20 in nearly two months — to help the Pacers outlast the Jazz 105-101 on Monday night.I told my guys I believed in them and it was going to just come down to a free-throw game and rebounds, said Hibbert, who fouled out with 55.7 seconds to play.The embattled centre, who got in a skirmish with the Lakers Carlos Boozer in a one-point loss to Los Angeles on Sunday, again played with a fiery edge and repeatedly went over 7-foot-1 Rudy Gobert for inside baskets before fouling out.Im trying to be as effective as possible and take good shots. Looking back at the end of last year and the summer, I can see things arent always going to go my way but I need to always be locked and mentally strong, Hibbert said.The Pacers centre had four scoreless post-season games, setting an NBA record for most NBA post-season games with zero points by a current All-Star, and hasnt returned to his former productive self — except when he plays the Jazz.He was great tonight. He was scoring in the post and making moves from the mid-post in the pick-and-roll game. Thats why hes a special player for us, Indiana coach Frank Vogel said.Derrick Favours had 27 points and 11 rebounds and Gordon Hayward scored 24 for the Jazz.For the most part, I think we played extremely hard but we just seemed to miss a lot of shots. We turned it up defensively and were more active and urgent at the end, Hayward said.The Pacers led 98-90 with 1 minute remaining when they Jazz nearly came all the way back from 12 points down with a 39-point fourth quarter.Trevor Booker had a three-point play and a 3-pointer while Hayward and Favours each made two free throws to get Utah to 101-100 with 9.0 seconds left.We never gave up and that was impressive, said Utah rookie Joe Ingles, who had eight points, nine rebounds and seven assists.CJ Miles and Solomon Hill each made two foul shots in the final seconds to clinch the game for the Pacers.We are learning to finish games with this group, Hibbert said. Last year with Paul (George) and Lance (Stephenson) and those guys, we knew how to win, how to finish out games. Wed been through it all together.Reserve forward Luis Scola scored 16 points on a variety of crafty moves when Indianas offence bogged down.Miles, who played his first seven seasons in Utah, had 11 of his 13 points in the first half when the Pacers raced to a big lead.The Jazz began the fourth quarter with a 12-4 run that brought Utah to 78-74. The run was capped by an emphatic dunk by Booker that brought the crowd to its feet.But Donald Sloan answered with a 3-pointer, Scola made two free throws and Solomon Hill converted a three-point play to lift the Pacers, winners of six of nine, right back into a double-digit lead.Hibbert had 29 points the first time these teams met on Nov. 10 and has 52 points and 26 rebounds in the first three games of Indianas four-game road trip.The Pacers led by as many as 19 in the first half before Jazz started closing the gap.TIP-INSPacers: Rodney Stuckey left the court with a sore right groin just 4 minutes into the game but returned to score 13 points in 20 minutes. ... George Hill did not dress for the Pacers for the third straight game due to a left groin strain. ... Hibbert pushed Gobert and pointed at him after a foul call in the second quarter and both were assessed technical fouls.Jazz: Elijah Millsap just signed a 10-day contract Monday but appeared in the first quarter. His first shot was an air ball but he scored his first NBA basket shortly thereafter. ... Jazz missed their first nine 3-point attempts. ... The Jazz have now dropped four straight to the Pacers.JUST STARTING OUTDante Exum, the No. 5 overall pick of last summers NBA Draft, made his first start and tied his career-high of 13 points on 5-for-14 shooting. Fellow rookie Ingles made his second start and second-year player Gobert made his fourth. Gobert is so athletic. He is so much better than I was my second year, Hibbert said.FREE THROWS ARE FREEThe Pacers made 28 of 30 free throw attempts. We were able to get to the free throw line and knock down some big free throws and that was the difference, Hill said.UP NEXTPacers: At Golden State on Wednesday.Jazz: At Chicago on Wednesday. Bert Blyleven Jersey . -- Novak Djokovic benefited from an erroneous call and claimed he didnt realize he had broken the rules. Glen Perkins Jersey . Tyrell appeared in seven games with the Lightning this year, he had no points in those appearances. The 24-year-old has seven goals and 17 assists in 132 career NHL games, all coming with the Lightning. He was selected in the second round, 47th overall, of the 2007 draft.Istanbul, Turkey (SportsNetwork.com) - Tottenham surrendered top spot in Group C of the Europa League on Thursday after suffering a 1-0 loss to Besiktas. It was an eventful affair in Istanbul as the match was halted early on due to floodlight failures. The match resumed with neither side threatening in the first half, but the hose managed to break the deadlock in the 59th minute thanks to a close-range shot from Cenk Tosun. The final whistled was delayed due to another blackout, but with only stoppage time to complete, the problem was resolved and the end of the match was eventually completed, bringing Besiktas to the top of the group with 12 points. Tottenham, already secured of a spot in the knockout round, settles for second place with 11 points. Asteras Tripolis and Partizan shared the spoils in the other match in Group C, finishing their dead rubber in a 0-0 tie. Red Bull Salzburg continued its dominance in the Europa League by cruising to a 5-1 victory over Astra Giurgiu on Thursday. Kevin Kampl and Alan netted two goals apiece in the emphatic win, lifting the Austrian club to the top of Group D with 16 points. Celtic finished second in group on eight points despite suffering a 4-3 loss to Dinamo Zagreb. Borussia Monchengladbach and Villarreal advanced to the knockout round out of Group A by picking up wins on Thursday. Gladbach secured top spot in the group with a 3-0 result courtesy of Patrick Hermann and a brace from Branimir Hrgota while Villarreal scored two goals in the span of five minutes to collect a 2-0 victory over Apollon Limassol. Torino smashed nine-man Copenhagen, 5-1, in Denmark to clinch a spot in the knockout round. The Italian side finished second in Group B behind Club Brugge, which earned a 2-1 win over HJK thanks to an 88th-minute goal from Lior Rafaelov. DDinamo Moscow and PSV Eindhoven advanced to the knockout round from Group E, but the Russian side progressed with a perfect record as its 1-0 win at PSV made it 18 points from six matches. Kennys Vargas Jersey. Panathinaikos and Estoril split the points in the groups other fixture, playing to a 1-1 draw. In Group F, Inter Milan topped the group with a 0-0 draw at FK Karabakh while Dnipro claimed second place with a 1-0 defeat of St. Etienne. Feyenoord cruised past Standard Liege with a 3-0 win to clinch top spot in Group G. The Dutch side will be joined in the next round by Europa League- holders Sevilla, which finished second in the group thanks to a 1-0 defeat of Rijeka. Everton faltered in a 1-0 loss at Krasnador, though the Premier League side was already assured top spot in Group H. Wolfsburg, meanwhile, cruised to a 3-0 defeat of Lille to join the Toffees in the next round, finishing second on 10 points. Napoli smashed Bratislava in a 3-0 victory at the Stadio San Paolo on Thursday, putting the Serie A club in first place in Group I. That result left Young Boys and Sparta Prague to battle for second place, and the Swiss side came out on top with a 2-0 victory to advance to the knockout round. Dynamo Kyiv claimed first place in Group J with a 2-0 victory at Steaua Bucurest, eliminating the Romanian side from the competition. That result allowed AaB to advance to the knockout round despite suffering a 2-0 loss to Rio Ave. Fiorentina suffered its first loss of the Europa League on Thursday, falling in a 2-1 defeat to Dinamo Minsk. That result allowed Guingamp to advance behind a 2-1 win at PAOK. And in Group L, Legia Warsaw collected a 2-0 win over Trabzonspor and Lokeren claimed a 1-0 victory over Metalist Kharkiv, which allowed Trabzonspor to join Warsaw in the knockout round. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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