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NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     DALLAS           30   25   19   25    99   
     INDIANA          28   20   31   24    103     FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   DAL - DIRK NOWITZKI 22, ANTOINE WALKER 15, 
                      ANTAWN JAMISON 15
                IND - RON ARTEST 20, AL HARRINGTON 17, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 16

HIGH REBOUND:   DAL - ANTOINE WALKER 11, DIRK NOWITZKI 7, 
                      STEVE NASH 6
                IND - JEFF FOSTER 12, AL HARRINGTON 8, RON 
                      ARTEST 8

HIGH ASSISTS:   DAL - STEVE NASH 14, TRAVIS BEST 3, TWO 
                      PLAYERS WITH 2
                IND - JAMAAL TINSLEY 6, RON ARTEST 5, FOUR 
                      PLAYERS WITH 4

         ATT:   16,834

Box Score

DALLAS (99) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp A Walker 29 7-11 0-0 2-11 1 2 15 D Nowitzki 39 8-19 5-6 0-7 2 6 22 S Williams 13 0-1 0-0 0-2 1 2 0 M Daniels 16 3-8 0-0 2-3 1 0 6 S Nash 39 6-13 1-2 1-6 14 1 13 J Howard 33 5-12 2-2 1-5 1 2 13 A Jamison 34 5-11 4-4 0-3 0 3 15 S Bradley 24 4-5 1-2 2-5 2 3 9 T Best 8 3-3 0-0 0-0 3 0 6 E Najera 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 D Fortson DNP - COACH'S DECISION M Finley DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT CALF _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-83 13-16 8-42 25 19 99 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.494, FT-.813. 3-Point Goals: 4-10, .400 (A Walker 1-3, D Nowitzki 1-4, S Nash 0-1, J Howard 1-1, A Jamison 1-1). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots:9 (D Nowitzki 5, A Walker 3, S Bradley). Turnovers:17 (S Nash 6, A Walker 5, J Howard 2, D Nowitzki 2, S Williams, M Daniels). Steals: 11 (J Howard 3, A Jamison 2, D Nowitzki 2, S Williams, M Daniels, A Walker, S Nash). INDIANA (103) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp R Artest 42 7-20 4-6 4-8 5 2 20 A Harrington 41 5-14 7-9 4-8 4 2 17 J Foster 32 5-11 2-5 5-12 4 0 12 R Miller 29 3-8 8-8 0-2 4 0 16 J Tinsley 25 4-9 1-2 1-3 6 5 10 A Johnson 23 2-5 1-2 0-3 4 2 6 F Jones 19 2-6 0-0 0-4 3 2 4 A Croshere 23 6-10 1-1 3-6 0 2 16 S Pollard 6 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 2 K Anderson DNP - COACH'S DECISION J O'Neal DNP - BRUISED LEFT KNEE P Brezec DNP - COACH'S DECISION _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 35-84 24-33 17-47 30 15 103 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.417, FT-.727. 3-Point Goals: 9-21, .429 (R Artest 2-5, R Miller 2-5, J Tinsley 1-3, A Johnson 1-2, F Jones 0-2, A Croshere 3-4). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots:3 (R Artest 2, J Tinsley). Turnovers:20 (A Harrington 5, R Artest 4, R Miller 3, J Foster 3, A Croshere 3, A Johnson 2). Steals: 15 (R Artest 8, A Harrington 3, J Foster 2, J Tinsley, F Jones). ------------------------------------------- DALLAS 30 25 19 25 - 99 INDIANA 28 20 31 24 - 103 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Dallas - 8 (Defensive Three, 2:59 1st; D Nowitzki, 9:50 1st; ASSISTANT Harris, 9:50 1st; Defensive Three, 10:43 1st; Defensive Three, 4:10 2nd; S Bradley, 3:11 3rd; S Williams (ejected), 9:44 3rd; S Williams, 10:07 3rd). Indiana - 2 (J Tinsley, 6:00 1st; COACH Carlisle, 5;:37 2nd). Flagrant fouls: Indiana 1 (J Tinsley, 4:00 3rd). Dallas 1 (S Bradley, 5:39 3rd). A: 16,834. T: 2:38. Officials: Bennie Adams, Ron Garretson, Ron Olesiak.


Extended Box

DALLAS (99) AT INDIANA (103) DALLAS REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === A WALKER F 29 7-11 0-0 2 9 11 1 2 1 5 15 D NOWITZKI F 39 8-19 5-6 0 7 7 2 6 2 2 22 S WILLIAMS C 13 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 M DANIELS G 16 3-8 0-0 2 1 3 1 0 1 1 6 S NASH G 39 6-13 1-2 1 5 6 14 1 1 6 13 J HOWARD 33 5-12 2-2 1 4 5 1 2 3 2 13 A JAMISON 34 5-11 4-4 0 3 3 0 3 2 0 15 S BRADLEY 24 4-5 1-2 2 3 5 2 3 0 0 9 T BEST 8 3-3 0-0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 E NAJERA 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 D FORTSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION M FINLEY DNP - SPRAINED RIGHT CALF TOTALS 240 41-83 13-16 8 34 42 25 19 11 17 99 (.494) (.813) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 18 (19 PTS) INDIANA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === R ARTEST F 42 7-20 4-6 4 4 8 5 2 8 4 20 A HARRINGTON F 41 5-14 7-9 4 4 8 4 2 3 5 17 J FOSTER C 32 5-11 2-5 5 7 12 4 0 2 3 12 R MILLER G 29 3-8 8-8 0 2 2 4 0 0 3 16 J TINSLEY G 25 4-9 1-2 1 2 3 6 5 1 0 10 A JOHNSON 23 2-5 1-2 0 3 3 4 2 0 2 6 F JONES 19 2-6 0-0 0 4 4 3 2 1 0 4 A CROSHERE 23 6-10 1-1 3 3 6 0 2 0 3 16 S POLLARD 6 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 K ANDERSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION J O'NEAL DNP - BRUISED LEFT KNEE P BREZEC DNP - COACH'S DECISION TOTALS 240 35-84 24-33 17 30 47 30 15 15 20 103 (.417) (.727) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 20 (23 PTS) DALLAS 30 25 19 25 - 99 INDIANA 28 20 31 24 - 103 BLOCKED SHOTS: DALLAS - D NOWITZKI 5, A WALKER 3, S BRADLEY. INDIANA - R ARTEST 2, J TINSLEY. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: DALLAS 4-10 (.400), A WALKER 1-3, D NOWITZKI 1- 4, S NASH 0-1, J HOWARD 1-1, A JAMISON 1-1. INDIANA 9-21 (.429), R ARTEST 2- 5, R MILLER 2-5, J TINSLEY 1-3, A JOHNSON 1-2, F JONES 0-2, A CROSHERE 3- 4. TECHNICAL FOULS: DALLAS - DEFENSIVE THREE, D NOWITZKI, ASSISTANT HARRIS, DEFENSIVE THREE 2, S BRADLEY, S WILLIAMS (EJECTED) 2. INDIANA - J TINSLEY, ASSISTANT HARRIS, COACH CARLISLE. FLAGRANT FOULS: INDIANA 1 (J TINSLEY, 4:00 3RD). DALLAS 1 (S BRADLEY, 5:39 3RD). OFFICIALS: BENNIE ADAMS, RON GARRETSON, RON OLESIAK. A - 16,834. T - 2:38.


Game Story

INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- A pair of holdovers from the Indiana Pacers team that reached the NBA Finals four years ago helped them overcome the absence of Jermaine O'Neal. Austin Croshere scored 13 of his season-high 16 points in the fourth quarter and Reggie Miller made a pair of clutch 3-pointers down the stretch as the Pacers held off the Dallas Mavericks, 103-99. "This win speaks to our depth and to the professionalism we have on this team," Croshere said. "It shows we have guys that are capable of stepping up and playing bigger roles for this team." Croshere, whose role has diminished since his breakout 1999-2000 season, made two 3-pointers and a three-point play before his driving layup gave Indiana a 97-88 lead with 2:09 to play. Miller has relinquished the role of No. 1 option to O'Neal but remains one of the NBA's best clutch shooters. He made it 95-86 with a 3-pointer at the 2:49 mark and - after Dallas closed to 97-95 in the final minute - drilled another with 23 seconds to go. O'Neal, acquired in the summer of 2000, has become a three-time All-Star and Indiana's best player. But he suffered a bruised knee in Monday's win over Chicago and will miss at least two games. Al Harrington started in his place and scored 17 points. Ron Artest had 20 points and eight steals and Miller scored 16 points for the Pacers, who were a sparkling 20-8 against the powerful Western Conference this season. Croshere scored Indiana's first eight points of the quarter and set the tone that allowed Indiana to finish strong. He had to outduel Dirk Nowitzki, who scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter. There were 10 technical fouls, including a franchise-record eight against Dallas. On a throwback jersey night, Dallas started hot and threatened to turn the game into an old-fashioned ABA shootout, with 30 first-quarter points and 55 at halftime. "With a team that has that kind of fire power, you're going to lose that game," Croshere said. "(Carlisle) made it a big point at halftime that we needed to come out with more energy and we did that." Before the game, Carlisle suggested he would have to be creative with his rotations, considering the injuries to O'Neal and Jonathan Bender. One of those was the 6-9 Croshere at center. "Austin Croshere made huge plays and played center for us most of the second half," Carlisle said. "After the break, we played with some force, got our fans into it, and that was huge. Austin was a big part of that." Dallas fell 1-2 on its five-game road trip despite playing all three games against teams missing key players. Coach Don Nelson said his team wasn't overlooking anyone. "We knew they were the team with the best record in the league," Nelson said. "I don't know that they are the best team, but they have the best record. They had six players in double figures and are one of the deepest teams in the league."


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