Saturday , Mar , 27 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Indiana Pacers Team Report – March 27

=== Indiana Pacers Team Report – March 27 ===

(Sports Network) – Ron Artest poured in a career-high 35 points, grabbed
seven rebounds and dished off five assists in leading the Indiana Pacers to a
107-92 win over Orlando on Friday at the TD Waterhouse Centre.

Al Harrington chipped in 19 points as the Pacers won their third straight
after dropping the previous two contests. Jeff Foster posted a double-double
with 16 points and 11 boards.

The Pacers, who were without All-Star forward Jermaine O’Neal due to a knee
injury, moved 10 1/2 games ahead of New Jersey for the top spot in the Eastern
Conference standings. The Nets lost at Boston earlier in the night.

O’Neal, who has missed the Pacers last two games, warmed up before Friday’s
victory and hopes to be in the lineup on Sunday when Indiana welcomes the
Miami Heat to Conseco Fieldhouse..

The Pacers, who have won seven of eight and 11 of their last 13 games at home,
have defeated Miami twice this season and have won the last eight in the

Indiana has also been a not-so-friendly host to the Heat, winning four in a
row and five of their last six against Miami at Conseco.