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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- INDIANA 25 17 22 25 89 ORLANDO 20 24 18 20 82 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: IND - AL HARRINGTON 23, JERMAINE ONEAL 20, REGGIE MILLER 16 ORL - TRACY MCGRADY 31, PAT GARRITY 10, MIKE MILLER 9

HIGH REBOUND: IND - JERMAINE ONEAL 13, JEFF FOSTER 9 ORL - HORACE GRANT 10, FOUR PLAYERS WITH 4

HIGH ASSISTS: IND - JAMAAL TINSLEY 9, JALEN ROSE 4 ORL - DARRELL ARMSTRONG 5, TROY HUDSON 4

ATT: 15,039


Extended Box

INDIANA (89) AT ORLANDO (82)

INDIANA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

ONEAL F 37 9-16 2-4 4 9 13 3 4 0 3 20 ROSE F 30 1-12 2-2 0 6 6 4 2 2 2 4 FOSTER C 28 3-4 2-2 4 5 9 1 4 1 1 8 R MILLER G 38 6-14 4-4 1 2 3 2 0 1 2 16 TINSLEY G 35 5-16 1-1 2 3 5 9 3 2 4 11 HARRINGTON 26 9-15 5-6 4 3 7 1 4 0 3 23 J BENDER 14 1-1 0-2 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 2 CROSHERE 17 2-6 0-0 1 4 5 0 1 1 0 5 BEST 15 0-3 0-0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 J BREWER DNP - COACH'S DECISION ROGERS DNP - COACH'S DECISION SUNDOV DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-87 16-21 17 34 51 23 20 8 16 89 (.414) (.762) TEAM REBS: 15 TOTAL TO: 17(12 PTS)

ORLANDO REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

GRANT F 33 2-2 0-0 1 9 10 0 2 1 1 4 MILLER F 41 3-15 2-2 1 2 3 3 4 0 2 9 DECLERCQ C 10 0-6 0-0 3 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 ARMSTRONG G 35 2-7 1-1 0 2 2 5 2 1 1 6 MCGRADY G 36 11-19 8-9 0 4 4 1 3 1 4 31 EWING 16 3-8 2-4 1 3 4 2 2 0 3 8 HUDSON 13 2-4 2-2 0 1 1 4 2 0 2 6 WILLIAMS 25 3-6 2-2 1 3 4 3 1 1 1 8 GARRITY 29 4-10 0-0 0 3 3 0 4 1 2 10 BUECHLER 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 SASSER 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 REID DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 30-77 17-20 7 28 35 18 22 5 16 82 (.390) (.850) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 16(17 PTS)

INDIANA 25 17 22 25 - 89 ORLANDO 20 24 18 20 - 82

BLOCKED SHOTS: INDIANA - ONEAL 5, R MILLER. ORLANDO - MILLER 3, EWING, DECLERCQ. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: INDIANA 1-10 (.100), ROSE 0-2, R MILLER 0-6, TINSLEY 0-1, CROSHERE 1-1. ORLANDO 5-20 (.250), MILLER 1-6, ARMSTRONG 1-3, MCGRADY 1-4, GARRITY 2-7. TECHNICALS: INDIANA - DEFENSIVE THREE 2, HARRINGTON. OFFICIALS: STEVE JAVIE, JIM CLARK, BILL KENNEDY. A - 15,039. T - 2:15.


Box Score

INDIANA (89) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Oneal 37 9-16 2-4 4-13 3 4 20 Rose 30 1-12 2-2 0-6 4 2 4 Foster 28 3-4 2-2 4-9 1 4 8 R Miller 38 6-14 4-4 1-3 2 0 16 Tinsley 35 5-16 1-1 2-5 9 3 11 Harrington 26 9-15 5-6 4-7 1 4 23 J Bender 14 1-1 0-2 0-1 1 2 2 Croshere 17 2-6 0-0 1-5 0 1 5 Best 15 0-3 0-0 1-2 2 0 0 J Brewer DNP - coach's decision Rogers DNP - coach's decision Sundov DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-87 16-21 17-51 23 20 89 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.414, FT-.762. 3-Point Goals: 1-10, .100 (Rose 0-2, R Miller 0-6, Tinsley 0-1, Croshere 1-1). Team rebounds: 15. Blocked shots: 6 (Oneal 5, R Miller). Turnovers: 17 (Tinsley 4, Harrington 3, Oneal 3, R Miller 2, Rose 2, Foster, J Bender). Steals: 8 (Rose 2, Tinsley 2, Best, Croshere, Foster, R Miller).

ORLANDO (82) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Grant 33 2-2 0-0 1-10 0 2 4 Miller 41 3-15 2-2 1-3 3 4 9 Declercq 10 0-6 0-0 3-4 0 2 0 Armstrong 35 2-7 1-1 0-2 5 2 6 Mcgrady 36 11-19 8-9 0-4 1 3 31 Ewing 16 3-8 2-4 1-4 2 2 8 Hudson 13 2-4 2-2 0-1 4 2 6 Williams 25 3-6 2-2 1-4 3 1 8 Garrity 29 4-10 0-0 0-3 0 4 10 Buechler 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Sasser 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Reid DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 30-77 17-20 7-35 18 22 82 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.390, FT-.850. 3-Point Goals: 5-20, .250 (Miller 1-6, Armstrong 1-3, Mcgrady 1-4, Garrity 2-7). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 5 (Miller 3, Ewing, Declercq). Turnovers: 16 (Mcgrady 4, Ewing 3, Garrity 2, Hudson 2, Miller 2, Armstrong, Grant, Williams). Steals: 5 (Armstrong, Garrity, Grant, Mcgrady, Williams). ____________________________________________ Indiana 25 17 22 25 - 89 Orlando 20 24 18 20 - 82 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Indiana 3 (Defensive Three 2, 9:31 1st, 1:54 3rd; Harrington, 0:29 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 15,039. T: 2:15. Officials: Steve Javie, Jim Clark, Bill Kennedy.


Game Story

ORLANDO, Florida (Ticker) -- Jermaine O'Neal and Al Harrington may have emerged as the Indiana Pacers' best offensive players recently, but Reggie Miller showed he can still make a big play in the clutch.

O'Neal collected 20 points and 13 rebounds and Harrington scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter as the Pacers held off the Orlando Magic, 89-82, for their third consecutive victory.

Miller, who has made more than his share of big shots in a 16-year career, came up with the big play on the defensive end to seal the win.

After Harrington's jumper made it 83-80 with 1:08 left, Miller stole Pat Garrity's inbounds pass and raced the length of the court for an easy layup.

O'Neal averaged a career-high 12.9 points per game in his first season with Indiana. But he has improved that figure to 19.2 in 2001-02. O'Neal scored a career-high 38 points in Saturday's win at Cleveland and has netted at least 20 in eight of his last nine games.

"I hope we can have more big games like we did tonight, where the young guys can really carry the team," O'Neal said. "You have guys like Reggie and Jalen (Rose) who are a little older and work hard. We have to come out and perform like that every night."

Last season, as Indiana's win total dropped from 56 to 41, it was not getting much from young players like Harrington. He averaged 7.5 points per game but is up to 13.3 off the bench this season.

According to coach Isiah Thomas, that has been the difference in 2001-02.

"Last year, our young guys hadn't even hit the floor at this point," Thomas said. "Harrington, (Jeff) Foster and O'Neal weren't really playing or not with the confidence. We put a lot of work into our guys over the summer, developing them every day in practice. Now they're starting to play, and when they make mistakes, we try to correct their mistakes and move on."

Thomas had very little to correct on Wednesday as the duo combined to shoot 18-of-31. But the Pacers shot 41 percent as a team (36-of-87), including Rose's 1-for-12 effort.

O'Neal had 14 points at halftime, but the Pacers trailed, 44-42. Harrington took over in a decisive 10-2 run in the opening four minutes of the fourth quarter, making two mid-range jumpers that extended the lead to 74-64 with just over eight minutes remaining.

In his first game in 10 days, Tracy McGrady led Orlando with 31 points on 11-of-19 shooting. He missed the previous three games with a lower back sprain but received little help from his teammates in his return as the Magic shot 39 percent (30-of-77).

"It was a tough game," Orlando coach Doc Rivers said. "If it's not one thing, it's another. When you give up 17 offensive rebounds, you are not going to win the game. I thought they beat us in three areas -- offensive rebounding, late-clock defensive wide and down the stretch they were tougher. And you can't win a lot of games that way."

Monty Williams was the only other player in double figures for the Magic with 10 points. Mike Miller, who is averaging 16.9 points per game, had just nine on 3-of-15 shooting.

McGrady kept the Magic in it with a 3-pointer and two short jumpers that reduced the deficit to 81-80 with 1:30 left.

But Orlando's lack of clutch shooting did it in. After Miller's layup off the steal, Darrell Armstrong's layup attempt was blocked by O'Neal and Garrity misfired on a 3-point attempt.

"Anytime you hold a team under 90 points, that's what you want," Garrity said. "You've got to be able to score. It didn't seem like we hit a stride where we were making big runs."

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