Jackson’s late three-pointer lifts Pacers over Warriors
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Stephen Jackson drilled a three-pointer with
one second left in the game, and Mike Dunleavy threw away the ensuing inbounds
pass to give the Indiana Pacers a 108-106 win over the Golden State Warriors.
Al Harrington scored 28 points to lead the Pacers to their second straight
win, and third of four. Jamaal Tinsley scored 23 points, grabbed eight
rebounds, and tallied eight assists on the game. Jeff Foster scored 11 and
pulled down 10 rebounds for Indiana.
Monta Ellis led the Warriors with 27 points. Baron Davis scored 24, grabbed
nine rebounds, and doled out nine assists for Golden State, which had a
two-game winning streak stopped. Dunleavy scored 19 points, and Mickael
Pietrus added 12 on the night.
Davis missed a fadeaway jumper from the free-throw line that would have put
the Warriors up three with 12 seconds left. The Pacers, with no timeouts,
pushed the ball up the court, where Danny Granger had an open look from behind
the arc. Granger’s shot missed, but Davis slapped the ball out past any of his
teammates, where it bounced to an uncovered Jackson just to the left of the
top of the key. Jackson, who scored 13 points, knocked the shot home to put
the Pacers up 108-106 with just one second left.
Golden State called timeout, and had an inbounds play set, but Dunleavy led
Davis too far, and the ball bounced out of bounds as the buzzer sounded.
The frenetic finish closed a mostly neck-and-neck game. The teams were tied
81-81 entering the fourth quarter.
Golden State led 29-27 after the first quarter, and 56-55 going into halftime.
The Warriors had briefly opened up a 10-point lead early in the second
quarter, after starting the quarter on an 11-2 run. The double-digit lead was
short-lived, though, in a game where neither team led large for long.
Don Nelson holds at 1,199 career coaching wins in the NBA…The Warriors shot
51.1 percent from the field, Indiana shot 42.6 percent.