Monday , Feb , 14 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Indiana Pacers Team Report – February 14

=== Indiana Pacers Team Report – February 14 ===

(Sports Network) – Indiana posted a narrow 76-73 win over the Memphis
Grizzlies at Conseco Fieldhouse on Sunday.

Stephen Jackson had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead the Pacers to the
win. Fred Jones added 15 points and Jeff Foster grabbed 17 rebounds for the
Pacers, who won for just the second time in four games but remained perfect at
home against Memphis. The Pacers have never lost at home in nine games against
the Grizzlies.

Jermaine O’Neal registered 11 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots in
the victory. Indiana picked up the win despite shooting just 36.5 percent from
the field. The Pacers hit 7-of-16 (.438) from three-point range and 15-of-21
(.714) from the free throw line.

The Pacers played without starting point guard Jamaal Tinsley, who is nursing
a bruised left foot. Tinsley has been riddled with injuries throughout the
season.

The Pacers won the battle of the boards, 49-43. Eleven of Foster’s rebounds
were offensive.

In a limited amount of games, O’Neal is leading the Pacers in scoring (26),
rebounding (9.1) and blocks (2.18). Jackson is second on the squad in scoring
(16.6).

The Pacers sit fourth in the Central, 6 1/2 games behind first place Detroit.
Indiana is ninth in the East, a half-contest back of eighth place
Philadelphia.

Indiana has just one game this week, as it hosts the Portland Trail Blazers on
Wednesday night. The Pacers will then take the All-Star break before heading
to Orlando next Tuesday.

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