JERMAINE O'NEAL
Scored 24 points with 11 rebounds and four blocked shots.
RICK CARLISLE
"Hey, listen, we know what Jack (Stephen Jackson) is capable of. Certainly, he was the difference-maker in both games between these teams. He hit the game-winning shot out there for us and tonight he threw a monster game at us. We didn't do a good job guarding him and he played great."
Points in the Paint:
Pacers 36, Warriors 34
Fast-break points:
Pacers 22, Warriors 17
2nd-chance points:
Warriors 10, Pacers 8
Points off turnovers:
Pacers 25, Warriors 19
Starters scoring:
Warriors 98, Pacers 76
Bench scoring:
Pacers 22, Warriors 15
The final margin of 15 points represented both the Pacers' most lopsided home loss of the season and the Warriors' most lopsided road victory.
Ray Allen and the Seattle SuperSonics make their annual visit to Conseco Fieldhouse Wednesday night (7 p.m., FSN-Indiana).
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  • GOLDEN STATE 113, INDIANA 98
    Jackson, Harrington Haunt Pacers

    By Conrad Brunner | Feb. 5, 2007


    Eventually, even the crowd ran out of energy. After vigorously booing Stephen Jackson for much of the night, the fans must've realized it wasn't having the desired effect. As though fueled by their ire, Jackson racked up a season-high 36 points to spark Golden State to a 113-98 victory Monday in Conseco Fieldhouse in the first meeting of the Pacers and Warriors since the teams swapped eight players in a blockbuster trade on Jan. 17.

    While the shorthanded Warriors got big games from former Indiana players Jackson and Al Harrington (16 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals), the Pacers received no such boost from their principal acquisitions. Mike Dunleavy struggled through a 4-of-15 shooting night and Troy Murphy, in his first game back since suffering a broken nose, produced just three points and four rebounds in 17 minutes.

    The Pacers (26-22) had winning streaks of three overall and five at home snapped and dropped to 15-8 at Conseco Fieldhouse. The Warriors (23-26), showing much more energy despite this being their third road game in four nights, improved to 6-18 on the road. They began the game without leading scorer Baron Davis (sore left knee) and finished without their other starting guard, Monta Ellis, who was helped off the court with a left knee contusion midway through the third period.


    PLUSES

    There were some respectable individual statistics. Jermaine O'Neal scored 24 points with 11 rebounds and four blocks. Jamaal Tinsley scored 22 with 10 assists, four steals and two blocks. Danny Granger finished with 16 points and five rebounds. Darrell Armstrong scored 12 and Dunleavy had 11 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists.
    MINUSES
    The three players that shot the most – Tinsley, O'Neal and Dunleavy – combined to go 20-of-59 from the field (.339). The Pacers shot .351 as a team, trailed by double figures for the final 39 minutes of the game, were outrebounded 57-42 and committed 18 turnovers in by far their worst performance since the trade.

    Jackson was 10-of-22 from the field and 12-of-13 from the line, his seven turnovers overwhelmed by his 36-point outing. Harrington made three of his first four shots to get the Warriors off to a quick start but went 1-of-13 the rest of the way, nonetheless contributing in other areas. Ellis scored 21 with 10 rebounds before leaving. Mickael Pietrus scored 15 with six rebounds, Matt Barnes had 11 points, six rebounds, three assists (and seven turnovers) and Andris Biedrins had 10 points, 15 rebounds, four assists and three blocks. The Warriors were 11-of-17 from the arc (.647), with Jackson and Harrington combining to go 7-of-11.


    MOMENTS
    Harrington and Jackson dominated the first quarter, combining for the Warriors' first 14 points as the visitors jumped out to a 16-4 lead. O'Neal had a 13-point quarter and tried to bring the Pacers back but the Warriors closed the period with a 12-3 run to take a 34-18 lead into the second. Tinsley and Darrell Armstrong sparked a 15-7 Indiana counter that cut the deficit to 47-34 midway through the second but the Warriors closed the half 18-8, including a buzzer-beating 30-footer from Ellis that made it 65-42 at the break.

    Dunleavy sandwiched a Murphy 3-pointer with two of his own to start the Pacers on a 13-2 run that cut it to 75-60 but a questionable Flagrant Foul call on Jeff Foster against Jackson led to a four-point possession that pushed Golden State's lead to 87-66 and the Pacers offered no further threat.


    TIDBITS
  • O'Neal was listed as doubtful after the morning shootaround because of a bruised left knee but started and played 38 minutes.
  • Marquis Daniels missed his fifth straight game with left knee tendinitis.
  • Against doctors' advice, Murphy has decided against wearing a mask to protect his oft-broken nose because he isn't comfortable with the device.
  • Keith McLeod made his first appearance since the trade, totaling 5 scoreless minutes off the bench.