Thursday , Nov , 18 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Indiana Pacers Team Report – November 18

=== Indiana Pacers Team Report – November 18 ===

(Sports Network) – Indiana posted a 93-86 win over the Atlanta Hawks on
Wednesday night at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Jermaine O’Neal scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Pacers to
the win. Ron Artest added 24 points for the Pacers, who trailed by as many as
17 points in the first half. Austin Croshere chipped in 13 points and 13
rebounds for Indiana, which has won two straight after dropping two in a row.

Artest finished the game shooting 8-of-12 from the floor and 8-of-8 from the
free throw line. As a team, the Pacers shot 86 percent (25-of-29) from the
charity stripe.

Al Harrington, facing his former club for the first time, scored a season-high
30 points for the Hawks, who failed to capture consecutive wins for the first
time this season.

Harrington, who was dealt to the Hawks in the offseason in exchange for
Stephen Jackson, carried Atlanta early, but the team failed to close the deal
in the second half despite a late rally. Jackson ended with nine points and
five assists before fouling out.

Jonathan Bender and Fred Jones returned to the Pacers lineup after missing
time with injuries.

Indiana has won five in a row against the Hawks.

The Pacers have a day off before taking on Detroit at the Palace of Auburn
Hills on Wednesday night.