Indiana Pacers Team Report – December 18
=== Indiana Pacers Team Report – December 18 ===
(Sports Network) – Indiana has strung together back-to-back wins for the
first time since a three-game winning streak Nov. 23-26. The Pacers continued
their recent success with an 89-86 victory over the Toronto Raptors at Conseco
Fieldhouse on Friday night.
Jamaal Tinsley and David Harrison paced Indiana with 22 points apiece, while
Reggie Miller and Fred Jones tacked on 12 each. Jeff Foster was a monster on
the boards with 18 rebounds while posting 10 points as well. Miller sealed the
victory with a jumper at the shot clock buzzer with 8.6 seconds left in the
The Pacers hit 48 percent from the field, including 5-of-10 (.500) from three-
point range. Indiana drained only 6-of-13 (.462) from the free throw line in
the contest, while outrebounding Toronto, 48-34.
Pacers forward Austin Croshere missed his second straight game with a sprained
left ankle, while center Scot Pollard sat out due to a sore back. Pollard
isn’t expected to play this evening against Chicago at the United Center,
while Croshere is listed as questionable.
Indiana has tallied a 5-6 mark on the road this season. The Pacers are playing
their lone road game sandwiched between four home tilts.
Indiana has won four straight, five of seven and 15 of its last 18 meetings
with the Bulls. The Pacers have registered wins in five of their last eight
trips to the Windy City.