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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- VANCOUVER 21 20 11 23 75 INDIANA 27 29 27 12 95 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: VAN - SHAREEF ABDUR-RAHIM 21, MICHAEL DICKERSON 18, STROMILE SWIFT 8 IND - AUSTIN CROSHERE 17, JALEN ROSE 15, REGGIE MILLER 13

HIGH REBOUND: VAN - STROMILE SWIFT 11, GRANT LONG 7 IND - JEFF FOSTER 10, AUSTIN CROSHERE 9

HIGH ASSISTS: VAN - MIKE BIBBY 6, ERICK STRICKLAND 5 IND - JALEN ROSE 6, REGGIE MILLER 6

ATT: 18,345


Extended Box

VANCOUVER (75) AT INDIANA (95)

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

S ABDUR-RAHIM F 37 6-18 9-11 1 4 5 1 3 0 1 21 SWIFT F 35 2-9 4-6 4 7 11 1 3 2 1 8 REEVES C 9 0-0 0-0 3 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 BIBBY G 31 3-12 0-0 1 2 3 6 0 0 7 7 DICKERSON G 38 7-14 1-2 2 0 2 2 3 3 2 18 MASSENBURG 17 1-5 0-0 1 2 3 0 3 0 1 2 STRICKLAND 28 1-9 4-6 1 4 5 5 0 4 2 7 LONG 21 1-3 3-6 1 6 7 2 4 1 1 5 JONES 23 3-9 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 1 2 7 EDWARDS 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 M ABDUL-RAUF DNP - LOWER BACK SPASMS AUSTIN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 24-79 21-31 14 27 41 19 17 11 18 75 (.304) (.677) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 19(18 PTS)

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

HARRINGTON F 38 5-13 2-2 3 4 7 5 4 0 4 12 ONEAL F 22 1-7 1-2 3 2 5 2 3 0 0 3 PERKINS C 14 2-3 3-3 0 4 4 2 0 1 0 8 R MILLER G 26 4-6 2-2 1 3 4 6 2 2 1 13 ROSE G 28 7-11 0-0 0 8 8 6 1 1 1 15 CROSHERE 27 6-15 4-4 4 5 9 1 6 1 3 17 BEST 29 5-9 1-1 0 1 1 4 3 3 7 11 FOSTER 25 2-6 2-2 1 9 10 1 3 1 2 6 J BENDER 17 3-7 2-3 1 3 4 0 1 0 1 8 EDNEY 14 1-5 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 MCKEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION TABAK DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-82 17-19 13 40 53 28 24 10 20 95 (.439) (.895) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 20(13 PTS)

VANCOUVER 21 20 11 23 - 75 INDIANA 27 29 27 12 - 95

BLOCKED SHOTS: VANCOUVER - SWIFT 4, MASSENBURG 2, DICKERSON, S ABDUR-RAHIM. INDIANA - CROSHERE 3, J BENDER 3, FOSTER 2, HARRINGTON 2, ONEAL 2. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: VANCOUVER 6-19 (.316), BIBBY 1-7, DICKERSON 3-3, STRICKLAND 1-4, JONES 1-5. INDIANA 6-12 (.500), PERKINS 1-1, R MILLER 3-4, ROSE 1-1, CROSHERE 1-4, BEST 0-1, EDNEY 0-1. TECHNICALS: VANCOUVER - STRICKLAND. OFFICIALS: MIKE MATHIS, DAN CRAWFORD, HANK ARMSTRONG. A - 18,345. T - 2:06.


Box Score

VANCOUVER (75) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp S Abdur-rahim 37 6-18 9-11 1-5 1 3 21 Swift 35 2-9 4-6 4-11 1 3 8 Reeves 9 0-0 0-0 3-4 0 0 0 Bibby 31 3-12 0-0 1-3 6 0 7 Dickerson 38 7-14 1-2 2-2 2 3 18 Massenburg 17 1-5 0-0 1-3 0 3 2 Strickland 28 1-9 4-6 1-5 5 0 7 Long 21 1-3 3-6 1-7 2 4 5 Jones 23 3-9 0-0 0-1 2 1 7 Edwards 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 M Abdul-rauf DNP - lower back spasms Austin DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 24-79 21-31 14-41 19 17 75 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.304, FT-.677. 3-Point Goals: 6-19, .316 (Bibby 1-7, Dickerson 3-3, Strickland 1-4, Jones 1-5). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 8 (Swift 4, Massenburg 2, Dickerson, S Abdur-rahim). Turnovers: 19 (Bibby 7, Dickerson 2, Jones 2, Strickland 2, Long, Massenburg, Reeves, S Abdur-rahim, Swift). Steals: 11 (Strickland 4, Dickerson 3, Swift 2, Jones, Long).

INDIANA (95) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Harrington 38 5-13 2-2 3-7 5 4 12 Oneal 22 1-7 1-2 3-5 2 3 3 Perkins 14 2-3 3-3 0-4 2 0 8 R Miller 26 4-6 2-2 1-4 6 2 13 Rose 28 7-11 0-0 0-8 6 1 15 Croshere 27 6-15 4-4 4-9 1 6 17 Best 29 5-9 1-1 0-1 4 3 11 Foster 25 2-6 2-2 1-10 1 3 6 J Bender 17 3-7 2-3 1-4 0 1 8 Edney 14 1-5 0-0 0-1 1 1 2 Mckey DNP - coach's decision Tabak DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-82 17-19 13-53 28 24 95 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.439, FT-.895. 3-Point Goals: 6-12, .500 (Perkins 1-1, R Miller 3-4, Rose 1-1, Croshere 1-4, Best 0-1, Edney 0-1). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 12 (Croshere 3, J Bender 3, Foster 2, Harrington 2, Oneal 2). Turnovers: 20 (Best 7, Harrington 4, Croshere 3, Foster 2, Edney, J Bender, R Miller, Rose). Steals: 10 (Best 3, R Miller 2, Croshere, Edney, Foster, Perkins, Rose). ____________________________________________ Vancouver 21 20 11 23 - 75 Indiana 27 29 27 12 - 95 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Vancouver 1 (Strickland, 3:09 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 18,345. T: 2:06. Officials: Mike Mathis, Dan Crawford, Hank Armstrong.


Game Story

INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- If the Indiana Pacers could play the Vancouver Grizzlies every night, they would cruise into the playoffs.

Indiana improved to 11-0 all-time against Vancouver and moved a full game ahead of Boston for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a 95-75 victory.

The Pacers never trailed and turned the game into a blowout in the second quarter en route to their season-high fifth straight home win.

Indiana took control of the game early in the second quarter and went ahead by as many as 20 behind six points apiece from Austin Croshere and Al Harrington.

"Their spirits are down, but when that happens you can't feel sorry for them," Croshere said. "You have to come out and step on them early and dash all their hopes of getting in the game."

Croshere scored four points during a 9-0 run that gave Indiana a 44-29 lead with five minutes left in the first half. Croshere capped that run with a layup and, after a Vancouver layup, Harrington converted a slam dunk and two free throws to put the Pacers ahead by 17.

"We were all aggressive, played the floor very well and I think we are on the road to some victories," Croshere said. "I think I have turned the corner and will be able to help this team for the playoff run."

Indiana led by as many as 20 points twice in the final minute of the first half, but the Grizzlies scored the final five points to climb within 56-41 at halftime.

Sam Perkins scored the first six points of the third quarter for the Pacers and they never looked back. Indiana led by as many as 35 and Vancouver never got back in it, scoring just 11 points on 3-of-19 shooting in the third quarter. The Grizzlies have lost a season-high eight straight games.

Croshere finished with 17 points and nine rebounds off Indiana's bench, which outscored its counterparts, 44-22.

Harrington had 12 and seven as Indiana maintained its status as the only NBA team Vancouver has never beaten.

Jalen Rose got off to hot start with 11 points in the opening quarter and Indiana led 27-21 heading into the decisive second period.

"In the last two games, (Rose) has played his position as well as anyone I've seen this year," Pacers coach Isiah Thomas said. "He knows what time of year it is and he's taken his game to another level."

Rose finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and six asssists and Reggie Miller added 13 and drained 3-of-4 from the arc to go with six assists for the Pacers, who hit half their 12 3-pointers.

Greg Foster collected six points and 10 rebounds off the bench, helping Indiana rule the boards with a 53-41 rebounding edge.

The Pacers now face five straight games on the road, where they have lost seven straight.

Vancouver shot just 30 percent (24-of-79) from the field and was held under 80 points for the 14th time this season.

Shareef Abdur-Rahim scored 21 points and Michael Dickerson added 18 but were the only two players in double figures for the Grizzlies, who close out an 0-7 road trip at Toronto on Sunday.

"It's been a brutal road trip," Vancouver coach Sidney Lowe said. "It's going to wear you down. We are starting to weaken and we have other things on our minds.

"It's possible something is going to happen and players have their minds on that," said Lowe, referring to owner Michael Heisley's impending decision on where the franchise will be moved. "Whatever is going to happen it will be a relief. Then we can get focused back on basketball."

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