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NBA NEW JERSEY 77 INDIANA 78 0:34 LEFT, 4TH QTR


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NEW JERSEY (79) AT INDIANA (80)

NEW JERSEY REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

GILL F 31 2-10 4-4 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 8 VAN HORN F 37 6-16 12-17 0 8 8 0 2 1 4 25 J WILLIAMS C 36 6-8 5-6 4 9 13 1 3 2 0 17 KITTLES G 38 1-5 2-2 0 4 4 1 5 1 4 4 MURDOCK G 43 3-10 4-4 0 3 3 5 3 1 2 10 BURRELL 19 1-4 0-0 1 2 3 1 4 0 2 3 CASSELL 2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 GATLING 13 6-11 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 12 JONES 9 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 MCILVAINE 9 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 SEIKALY 3 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 EVANS DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 25-70 27-33 7 34 41 10 22 7 12 79 (.357) (.818) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 13(8 PTS)

INDIANA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

D DAVIS F 23 2-8 2-6 2 6 8 0 2 1 0 6 MULLIN F 28 8-13 2-2 0 6 6 3 3 2 3 21 SMITS C 20 3-13 0-1 3 3 6 0 5 0 2 6 JACKSON G 31 1-3 0-0 0 3 3 9 1 2 3 2 MILLER G 33 4-12 8-8 0 3 3 0 2 0 1 18 BEST 17 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 1 2 0 1 0 CROSHERE 12 4-6 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 9 A DAVIS 32 2-6 4-4 6 5 11 0 2 0 0 8 PERKINS 21 3-6 0-0 0 6 6 2 2 0 2 8 ROSE 23 1-9 0-0 0 0 0 3 3 2 3 2 HARRINGTON DNP - COACH'S DECISION HOIBERG DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 28-77 16-21 12 34 46 18 25 7 17 80 (.364) (.762) TEAM REBS: 8 TOTAL TO: 19(18 PTS)

NEW JERSEY 20 21 18 20 - 79 INDIANA 19 22 23 16 - 80

BLOCKED SHOTS: NEW JERSEY - J WILLIAMS 5, VAN HORN 3, KITTLES. INDIANA - D DAVIS 3, SMITS 2, MULLIN. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: NEW JERSEY 2-9 (.222), VAN HORN 1-2, MURDOCK 0-1, BURRELL 1-4, JONES 0-2. INDIANA 8-18 (.444), MULLIN 3-5, JACKSON 0-1, MILLER 2-4, CROSHERE 1-2, PERKINS 2-3, ROSE 0-3. TECHNICALS: NEW JERSEY - MURDOCK, INDIANA - JACKSON. OFFICIALS: RONNIE NUNN, KEN MAUER, JIM KINSEY. A - 16,531. T - 2:30.


Box Score

NEW JERSEY (79) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Gill 31 2-10 4-4 0-3 0 2 8 Van Horn 37 6-16 12-17 0-8 0 2 25 J Williams 36 6-8 5-6 4-13 1 3 17 Kittles 38 1-5 2-2 0-4 1 5 4 Murdock 43 3-10 4-4 0-3 5 3 10 Burrell 19 1-4 0-0 1-3 1 4 3 Cassell 2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Gatling 13 6-11 0-0 1-2 0 0 12 Jones 9 0-2 0-0 0-2 2 1 0 Mcilvaine 9 0-2 0-0 1-1 0 1 0 Seikaly 3 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 0 Evans DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 25-70 27-33 7-41 10 22 79 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.357, FT-.818. 3-Point Goals: 2-9, .222 (Van Horn 1-2, Murdock 0-1, Burrell 1-4, Jones 0-2). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 9 (J Williams 5, Van Horn 3, Kittles). Turnovers: 13 (Kittles 4, Van Horn 4, Burrell 2, Murdock 2). Steals: 7 (J Williams 2, Gatling, Kittles, Mcilvaine, Murdock, Van Horn).

INDIANA (80) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp D Davis 23 2-8 2-6 2-8 0 2 6 Mullin 28 8-13 2-2 0-6 3 3 21 Smits 20 3-13 0-1 3-6 0 5 6 Jackson 31 1-3 0-0 0-3 9 1 2 Miller 33 4-12 8-8 0-3 0 2 18 Best 17 0-1 0-0 1-3 1 2 0 Croshere 12 4-6 0-0 0-0 0 3 9 A Davis 32 2-6 4-4 6-11 0 2 8 Perkins 21 3-6 0-0 0-6 2 2 8 Rose 23 1-9 0-0 0-0 3 3 2 Harrington DNP - coach's decision Hoiberg DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-77 16-21 12-46 18 25 80 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.364, FT-.762. 3-Point Goals: 8-18, .444 (Mullin 3-5, Jackson 0-1, Miller 2-4, Croshere 1-2, Perkins 2-3, Rose 0-3). Team rebounds: 8. Blocked shots: 6 (D Davis 3, Smits 2, Mullin). Turnovers: 19 (Jackson 3, Mullin 3, Rose 3, Croshere 2, Perkins 2, Smits 2, Best, Miller). Steals: 7 (Jackson 2, Mullin 2, Rose 2, D Davis). ____________________________________________ New Jersey 20 21 18 20 - 79 Indiana 19 22 23 16 - 80 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: New Jersey 1 (Murdock, 2:02 4th). Indiana 1 (Jackson, 2:02 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 16,531. T: 2:30. Officials: Ronnie Nunn, Ken Mauer, Jim Kinsey.


Game Story

INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Mark Jackson's nine-foot leaner in the lane with sixth-tenths of a second remaining -- his only basket of the game -- lifted the Indiana Pacers to a wild 80-79 victory over the reeling New Jersey Nets.

Working against Eric Murdock, Jackson received the ball on the right block, backed in with a dribble and turned and shot over the smaller Murdock.

"Obviously, we were trying to go Reggie Miller and it wasn't there," Indiana coach Larry Bird said. "So, Mark Jackson made a great play. He saw the open lane and took it."

Following Jackson's basket, the Nets called timeout to get the ball at mid-court but threw away the in-bounds pass. It was an especially satisfying victory for Jackson, who dedicated the game to his ailing father.

Indiana survived a fourth-quarter scoring drought of nearly eight minutes to stretch its winning streak to three games. The Pacers made it three wins in four days, beating Philadelphia on Thursday and Milwaukee on Saturday.

Playing just their fourth contest at home, the Pacers improved to 7-3, just one game behind Orlando for the top record in the Eastern Conference.

"When the season started, if I knew we could be 7-3 with our start on the road, I'd be happy with that," Bird said. "We couldn't get in synch tonight and somehow pulled it off."

"It was an amazing win and an ugly win," Indiana forward Chris Mullin said. "It's games like this that we must win and stay up for. We're not there yet, but a win is a win and we'll take it."

Trailing 72-65 with 9:15 left, New Jersey ripped off 10 straight points and grabbed a 75-72 lead with 1:39 remaining on a free throw by Keith Van Horn, who scored 25 points.

Indiana staggered to the finish, missing 14 straight shots during a 7:57 drought before Miller and Mullin hit consecutive 3-pointers for a 78-75 lead with 46 seconds left. Mullin finished with 21 points and Miller added 18.

Van Horn made a layup 13 seconds later and hit a seven-footer in the lane to give the Nets a 79-78 lead with 10 seconds to play.

Jayson Williams added 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Nets, who have dropped six of their last seven and remain in last place in the Atlantic Division.

"We've got to look at the positive," Williams said. "We played Houston, Cleveland and now Indy down to the wire. They just kept coming at us. They didn't panic. They are well-coached and a veteran team that doesn't get nervous at the end."

The Nets built a 40-31 lead on Murdock's two foul shots with 3:38 remaining in the second quarter, but Indiana used a 10-1 spurt to forge a 41-41 tie at halftime.

After New Jersey closed to 64-63 on Chris Gatling's 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter, Sam Perkins and Austin Croshere converted consecutive 3-pointers to give Indiana a 70-63 lead with 9:54 to play.

Croshere's dunk made it 72-65 and the teams went more than two minutes without scoring until Van Horn hit a foul shot with 6:58 left. He was 12-of-17 from the line.

Gatling scored 12 points and Murdock added 10 for the Nets, who shot just 36 percent (25-of-70) from the field.

"I thought we competed," New Jersey coach John Calipari said. "This is the first time this season someone took the wood at us and we didn't go away. We didn't shoot the ball well."

The Pacers also shot 36 percent (28-of-77) but made 8-of-18 3-pointers, compared to just 2-of-12 for the Nets.

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