Thursday , Jan , 15 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Indiana Pacers Team Report – January 15

=== Indiana Pacers Team Report – January 15 ===

(Sports Network) – Reggie Miller scored 13 points in the fourth quarter to
spark the Indiana Pacers to an 85-78 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday
at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Jermaine O’Neal finished with 26 points and 16 rebounds for the Pacers, who
have won eight of their last nine games. Ron Artest chipped in 23 points as
Indiana earned its fourth straight win at home.

Artest, who has topped the 20-point mark a season-high five straight times,
also grabbed seven rebounds, had five steals and dished out four assists in
the win.

The Pacers are 11-1 when O’Neal and Artest each score 20+ points in the same

Jamaal Tinsley contributed 10 points and six assists in the win — Indiana’s
ninth in a row versus the Hawks at Conseco Fieldhouse. The Pacers have won
three straight overall against Atlanta and five of the last seven meetings.

Jonathan Bender, who had been out all year with a knee injury, made his
season debut and finished the game 0-for-5 from the field with two points,
five boards and four turnovers in 14 minutes. To make room for Bender on the
roster the team placed James Jones on the injured list.

Al Harrington, though, missed the game to rest a bone bruise in his right
knee. He is expected to return on Friday against San Antonio

The Pacers, who will close a two-game homestand on Friday against the Spurs,
have now won four in a row at home and are 15-4 at Conseco this season.