Streaking Pacers continue homestand against Warriors
(Sports Network) – The Indiana Pacers target their fourth straight win this
evening when they continue a seven-game homestand against the Golden State
Warriors at Conseco Fieldhouse.
On Wednesday, Stephen Jackson poured in 25 points and Peja Stojakovic tallied
23, as the Pacers cruised to a 101-69 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers
at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Stojakovic showed the sharp-shooting expertise that brought him to Indiana in
the trade that sent disgruntled forward Ron Artest to Sacramento. The forward
made 9-of-15 from the floor and 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. Fred Jones scored
14 points, David Harrison contributed 12 points and 10 rebounds and Danny
Granger added 11 — all off the bench — in the victory.
Scot Pollard scored six points and pulled down a season-high 16 rebounds for
Indiana, which had lost six in a row prior to their current winning streak.
The Pacers, who will close this stand with visits from San Antonio, Milwaukee
and New Orleans/Oklahoma City, are 15-7 in their arena this season.
Golden State, meanwhile, comes in on a losing note after dropping a 129-124
decision to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday at the MCI Center.
Jason Richardson delivered 31 points while Baron Davis had 28 along with 13
assists for the Warriors, who have dropped seven of their last 10.
Mickael Pietrus finished with 18 points and Troy Murphy had 14 along with 12
rebounds in the setback. Murphy, though, is questionable for tonight’s affair
with an ankle injury.
The Warriors, who will close a three-game road trip in Cleveland on Saturday,
have lost six in a row on the road and is 8-13 away from home this season.
Golden State lost to the Pacers earlier in the season, but has won two of the
last three matchups. The Warriors, though, have lost four in a row in Indiana.