Pacers' Granger out vs. Mavs

DALLAS -- Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger missed Monday night's 91-82 loss at Dallas for unspecified personal reasons.

Granger's absence came two nights after he scored a season-high 36 points in a 125-115 victory at Houston. He also had seven rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Granger was out a month earlier this season with a heel injury.

T.J. Ford played 21 minutes despite being a game-time decision with a sore groin after scoring 23 points to help knock off the Rockets in his hometown of Houston.

Ford led the Texas Longhorns to the 2003 Final Four.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.