Jackson torches Pacers in return to Indy
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Stephen Jackson burned his old team by
scoring a season-high 36 points, helping Golden State to a 113-98 victory over
the Indiana Pacers, in the first meeting between the teams since an eight-
player trade nearly three weeks ago.
It was on January 17 when the Pacers and Warriors completed a blockbuster deal
with Indiana sending Jackson, Al Harrington, Sarunas Jasikevicius and Josh
Powell to Golden State in exchange for Troy Murphy, Mike Dunleavy Jr., Ike
Diogu and Keith McLeod.
Harrington also returned to haunt his old club, ending with 16 points and 10
rebounds, as the Warriors won for the second time in three contests. They also
broke a four-game skid versus Indiana.
Jackson played an instrumental role in both meetings between the teams this
season, but on Monday he was on the opposite bench. He hit a three-pointer in
Indiana’s 108-106 win over Golden State on November 29 in Oakland, but just
over two months later he turned the tables on his former team.
Jackson ended 10-of-22 from the field, including 4-of-6 from three-point
range, and missed just one of his 13 free throws to overshadow a night by
committing seven of Golden State’s 25 turnovers.
Monta Ellis contributed 21 points and 10 rebounds, but left midway through the
third quarter after sustaining a knee contusion when colliding with Indiana’s
Jermaine O’Neal had 24 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots for the
Pacers, who had their three-game winning streak broken. Jamaal Tinsley ended
with 22 points, 10 assists and four steals, and Dunleavy had a good showing
versus his ex-teammates with 11 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists.