Thursday , Mar , 25 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Indiana Pacers Team Report – March 25

=== Indiana Pacers Team Report – March 25 ===

(Sports Network) – Ron Artest had 20 points and eight rebounds to lead the
Indiana Pacers to a 103-99 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday at
Conseco Fieldhouse.

Al Harrington scored 17 points and grabbed eight boards for the Pacers, who
have won two straight games. Indiana, which is the top seed in the Eastern
Conference, played without All-Star forward Jermaine O’Neal, who is sidelined
with a knee injury.

Austin Croshere and Reggie Miller each chipped in 16 points and Jeff Foster
added 12 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Croshere netted 13 points in the
final quarter.

The Pacers were 35-of-84 from the field (42 percent) and 24-of-33 from the
free throw line (73 percent). Indiana swept the season series and has won
three of the last four meetings.

Indiana is off until Friday when it visits the Orlando Magic. It will be
the fourth and final meeting of the season between the two teams. The Pacers
are 2-1 against the Magic.

O’Neal is expected to miss Friday’s game against Orlando.

Artest has scored in double digits in seven straight games. He has averaged 19
points and 5.4 rebounds in that span.