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NBA  FINAL            1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                      ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
     MILWAUKEE        13   24   18   23    78   
     INDIANA          30   20   31   30    111     FINAL

HIGH SCORERS:   MIL - TONI KUKOC 15, ERICK STRICKLAND 10, 
                      DESMOND MASON 10
                IND - RON ARTEST 21, JERMAINE O'NEAL 16, AL 
                      HARRINGTON 14

HIGH REBOUND:   MIL - BRIAN SKINNER 7, JOE SMITH 6, THREE 
                      PLAYERS WITH 4
                IND - AL HARRINGTON 10, JEFF FOSTER 10, RON 
                      ARTEST 9

HIGH ASSISTS:   MIL - BREVIN KNIGHT 6, DAMON JONES 5, ERICK 
                      STRICKLAND 4
                IND - JERMAINE O'NEAL 7, ANTHONY JOHNSON 6, 
                      KENNY ANDERSON 5

         ATT:   15,577

Box Score

MILWAUKEE (78) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp D Mason 23 3-6 4-4 1-4 0 3 10 J Smith 25 1-7 3-4 2-6 0 1 5 B Skinner 31 3-6 2-4 2-7 0 4 8 M Redd 28 2-12 2-3 1-1 0 1 6 D Jones 29 3-9 0-0 1-4 5 0 7 B Knight 19 3-6 1-2 0-1 6 0 7 T Kukoc 28 5-10 2-4 1-2 1 0 15 D Gadzuric 22 2-3 0-0 0-3 2 0 4 E Strickland 20 3-9 2-2 2-4 4 1 10 M Haislip 8 2-4 0-0 0-1 0 0 4 D Santiago 7 1-3 0-0 1-3 0 2 2 K Van Horn DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 28-75 16-23 11-36 18 12 78 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.373, FT-.696. 3-Point Goals: 6-14, .429 (M Redd 0-1, D Jones 1-4, T Kukoc 3-5, E Strickland 2-4). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots:6 (B Skinner 2, D Gadzuric 2, M Haislip, D Santiago). Turnovers:12 (D Jones 3, E Strickland 2, D Mason 2, J Smith, M Haislip, M Redd, B Knight, B Skinner). Steals: 3 (T Kukoc, E Strickland, B Knight). INDIANA (111) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp R Artest 32 9-16 2-7 1-9 2 4 21 J O'Neal 24 5-10 6-6 1-6 7 3 16 J Foster 23 2-3 1-2 2-10 1 2 5 R Miller 20 4-6 1-1 0-2 2 1 11 K Anderson 21 5-7 0-0 0-0 5 3 10 A Harrington 34 7-11 0-0 3-10 3 3 14 F Jones 25 4-7 2-2 0-0 2 1 12 A Johnson 27 5-9 0-0 0-1 6 1 13 A Croshere 26 3-7 0-0 2-6 3 2 7 P Brezec 8 1-4 0-0 1-2 0 0 2 S Pollard DNP - COACH'S DECISION J Tinsley DNP - FLU _____________________________________________________ TOTALS 240 45-80 12-18 10-46 31 20 111 _____________________________________________________ Percentages: FG-.563, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals: 9-20, .450 (R Artest 1-4, R Miller 2-3, K Anderson 0-1, F Jones 2-2, A Johnson 3-6, A Croshere 1-4). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots:2 (J O'Neal 2). Turnovers:6 (J O'Neal 2, A Harrington 2, A Croshere, J Foster). Steals: 8 (J O'Neal 3, F Jones 2, A Johnson, A Harrington, R Artest). ------------------------------------------- MILWAUKEE 13 24 18 23 - 78 INDIANA 30 20 31 30 - 111 ------------------------------------------- Technical fouls: Milwaukee - 1 (D Jones, 4:39 1st). Indiana - 1 (J O'Neal, 7:38 1st). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 15,577. T: 2:03. Officials: Bill Kennedy, Ken Mauer, Scott Foster.


Extended Box

MILWAUKEE (78) AT INDIANA (111) MILWAUKEE REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === D MASON F 23 3-6 4-4 1 3 4 0 3 0 2 10 J SMITH F 25 1-7 3-4 2 4 6 0 1 0 1 5 B SKINNER C 31 3-6 2-4 2 5 7 0 4 0 1 8 M REDD G 28 2-12 2-3 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 6 D JONES G 29 3-9 0-0 1 3 4 5 0 0 3 7 B KNIGHT 19 3-6 1-2 0 1 1 6 0 1 1 7 T KUKOC 28 5-10 2-4 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 15 D GADZURIC 22 2-3 0-0 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 4 E STRICKLAND 20 3-9 2-2 2 2 4 4 1 1 2 10 M HAISLIP 8 2-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 D SANTIAGO 7 1-3 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 2 K VAN HORN DNP - SPRAINED LEFT ANKLE TOTALS 240 28-75 16-23 11 25 36 18 12 3 12 78 (.373) (.696) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 12 (15 PTS) INDIANA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == === R ARTEST F 32 9-16 2-7 1 8 9 2 4 1 0 21 J O'NEAL F 24 5-10 6-6 1 5 6 7 3 3 2 16 J FOSTER C 23 2-3 1-2 2 8 10 1 2 0 1 5 R MILLER G 20 4-6 1-1 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 11 K ANDERSON G 21 5-7 0-0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 10 A HARRINGTON 34 7-11 0-0 3 7 10 3 3 1 2 14 F JONES 25 4-7 2-2 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 12 A JOHNSON 27 5-9 0-0 0 1 1 6 1 1 0 13 A CROSHERE 26 3-7 0-0 2 4 6 3 2 0 1 7 P BREZEC 8 1-4 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 S POLLARD DNP - COACH'S DECISION J TINSLEY DNP - FLU TOTALS 240 45-80 12-18 10 36 46 31 20 8 6 111 (.563) (.667) TEAM REBS: 6 TOTAL TO: 8 (12 PTS) MILWAUKEE 13 24 18 23 - 78 INDIANA 30 20 31 30 - 111 BLOCKED SHOTS: MILWAUKEE - B SKINNER 2, D GADZURIC 2, M HAISLIP, D SANTIAGO. INDIANA - J O'NEAL 2. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: MILWAUKEE 6-14 (.429), M REDD 0-1, D JONES 1-4, T KUKOC 3-5, E STRICKLAND 2-4. INDIANA 9-20 (.450), R ARTEST 1-4, R MILLER 2-3, K ANDERSON 0-1, F JONES 2-2, A JOHNSON 3-6, A CROSHERE 1- 4. TECHNICAL FOULS: MILWAUKEE - D JONES. INDIANA - J O'NEAL. FLAGRANT FOULS: NONE. OFFICIALS: BILL KENNEDY, KEN MAUER, SCOTT FOSTER. A - 15,577. T - 2:03.


Game Story

INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- The Indiana Pacers' win over the Milwaukee Bucks was a milestone game in many ways and possibly an indication of better things to come. The Pacers trounced the Bucks, 111-78, clinching the Central Divison title and the best record in the Eastern Conference while avoiding a season series sweep. Indiana was led by All-Star forward Ron Artest, who had 21 points and nine rebounds. Artest scored 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the first quarter, helping the Pacers open a 30-13 lead. "It was a much better effort than our previous games against Milwaukee" Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said. "If nothing else, our team has gained a lot of respect for them as a hard-working, knowledgeable team. Some teams are hard for us to play and they've been our nemesis." Artest's play after the break has been the difference. After shouldering much of the blame for last season's collapse, his behavior and leadership seem to have taken an about-face. "I have been a little distracted in past games and had not really focused that well" Artest admitted. "Tonight, I tried to put everything in the past and help get this team a big win." Al Harrington, who had 14 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, said the team as a whole deserves credit for the improved chemistry. "We've been together for four four years and we've went through a maturation process, as has Ron," he said. "We deserve the credit. Coach (Rick Carlisle) came in at a great time. We were ready to be molded." The win gave the Pacers their first division title since 2000, when they went to the NBA Finals with Carlisle as an assistant to Larry Bird. It was the third straight division title for Carlisle, who won the Central with Detroit the last two years. The only other coach to win three division titles in his first three years is Pat Riley. "I've been lucky. I've had good players all three years." Carlisle said. "This year, the reason we're in the postion we are is because of Jermaine O'Neal. That's why he's a candidate for MVP. I have great gratitude for him and the rest of the team for putting me in that position. His improved play and his encouragment of other players has been the difference. He has gone a long way towards helping Ron Artest achieve All-Star status." Toni Kukoc scored 15 points off the bench for Milwaukee but had little help. After collecting 25 points and 14 rebounds in Tuesday's 95-86 home win over Indiana, Milwaukee forward Joe Smith managed only five points on 1-of-7 shooting. The loss dropped the Bucks to 37-38 and in a tie for fourth place in the East with New Orleans and surging Miami. All-Star guard Michael Redd, Milwaukee's leading scorer, suffered an eye injury in Tuesday's win, then suffered through a 3-of-17 shooting performance for a season-low six points, ending streak of 48 games in double figures. O'Neal scored 16 points in just 25 minutes and was one of seven players in double figures for the Pacers (55-20), who are one game ahead of Sacramento for the NBA's best record and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. "This team has acomplished some things that a lot of people didn't think would happen." Carlisle said. "The important thing, with seven games to go, is to maintain our edge. Right now, we've got to work on (win) No. 56; that's the challenge."


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