Jackson’s 31 leads Indiana’s rout of Kings
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Stephen Jackson had a game-high 31 points
and Fred Jones added 18, as Indiana blew out Sacramento, 108-83, at ARCO
Danny Granger scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Jermaine
O’Neal contributed 12 points and eight boards for the Pacers, who have won
three of their last four games.
Kenny Thomas had 21 points while Peja Stojakovic and Brad Miller both netted
12 for the Kings, who lost for the second time in three contests.
Indiana led 25-20 after one quarter, but blew the game open in the second.
The Pacers opened up a nine-point lead on O’Neal’s free throw with just under
seven minutes left in the period and widened the advantage to 44-31 on Sarunas
Jasikevicius’s three-pointer moments later.
Leading by 11 later in the period, Indiana then reeled off seven straight
points, keyed by five from Jones, to seize a 51-33 lead. The Pacers eventually
led 60-39 at halftime.
Indiana continued to pour it on in the second half, as the Pacers held a 91-61
cushion after three quarters and led by as many as 35 points.
Indiana hit 46 percent of its shots, including 13-of-22 from three-point
range. Sacramento was just 30-of-76 from the floor and a dismal 3-of-12 from
behind the arc…The Kings had a six-game winning streak over Indiana
snapped…The Pacers also won for the first time in four games at ARCO
Arena…Indiana is 2-1 on a four-game road trip.