Sunday , Dec , 12 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Indiana Pacers Team Report – December 12

=== Indiana Pacers Team Report – December 12 ===

(Sports Network) – The Indiana Pacers continued to struggle on Saturday, as
they dropped a 97-92 overtime decision against the Sacramento Kings at Conseco
Fieldhouse.

Austin Croshere had 21 points and eight boards for the Pacers, who have
dropped seven consecutive contests. Fred Jones added 17 points and Reggie
Miller scored 13 in the loss.

After each team scored, Mike Bibby’s layup with 2:21 left in overtime gave
Sacramento an 89-87 lead. Croshere, though, countered with a three-pointer to
put the Pacers ahead by one.

Both teams then missed and Bibby gave his club a 91-90 edge on a jumper with
1:10 left. After Croshere missed badly on a three-point try, Sacramento took
over with 45 seconds remaining in OT, but was unable to add to its lead.

Indiana then missed at the other end and immediately fouled Doug Christie with
13.6 seconds left. Christie knocked down both to make it 93-90. Jones then
quickly drove to the basket and scored to cut the deficit to one before Brad
Miller was fouled with 9.1 seconds left.

Miller made both for a three-point edge and Reggie Miller missed a potential-
tying three-pointer from the left corner. Brad Miller grabbed the rebound and
sealed the win with two free throws with just 4.8 seconds left.

Indiana returns to action on Tuesday versus the Atlanta Hawks.

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