Fouls Fail to Sink Pacers, Dunleavy

Indiana holds on as Nuggets miss final free throw to lose 112-110
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2007 3:25 AM CST
Indiana Pacers guard Mike Dunleavy, rear, looks on after fouling Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith, front, as he tries to hit a three-point shot with six seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the Pacers'...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Mike Dunleavy scored 30 points for the Pacers but almost gave the game away to Denver with a questionable foul of J.R. Smith in the dwindling seconds. Indiana had a three-point lead when Dunleavy committed what Pacers coach Jim O'Brien called "not a foul," but Smith bounced his third shot and Indiana kept the lead, AP reports.

Nuggets' Allen Iverson and Carmelo Anthony combined for 51 points, and Smith drained all three of his other three-pointer attempts, though he shot only 3-10 from the field. For the Pacers, Shawn Williams followed Dunleavy with 21 points and 11 rebounds, and Jamal Tinsley and Marquis Daniels each put up 15.