Archive for Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Tinsley rallies Pacers

November 21, 2001


— Just when it looked like the Atlanta Hawks were about to snap their 20-game road losing streak, the Indiana Pacers didn't let them.

Rookie Jamaal Tinsley scored a season-high 29 points and had 11 assists as Indiana overcame a 21-point second-half deficit to defeat Atlanta, 106-102, Tuesday night.

"He's outstanding. He pushes the ball and he's tough in the paint," Atlanta coach Lon Kruger said of the rookie from Iowa State, who was drafted as the 27th overall pick this year. "He surprises every team that didn't take him."

Atlanta hasn't won away from home since a 98-91 decision at Golden State on Feb. 18.

Jason Terry scored a season-high 36 points, including a career-high six three-pointers, and inflicted most of his damage as Atlanta was building its big lead.

Reggie Miller scored 22 for Indiana after being limited to only three points in the first half. All five Indiana starters finished in double figures as the Pacers ended a four-game losing streak.

Shareef Abdur-Rahim had 20 points and 14 rebounds for Atlanta, which led 63-42 after Terry hit a jumper to start the second half.

Indiana rallied and scored 12 straight points to lead 102-98 as the Hawks went nearly four minutes without scoring. Jalen Rose, who had 18 points, sparked the run with three consecutive jumpers and a free throw. Atlanta never drew closer than three again.

A jumper by Rose with 1:01 put Indiana ahead to stay, 99-98 with 1:01 remaining.

Hornets 95, Wizards 88

Washington Michael Jordan scored 30 points but once again received little support from his teammates, while Baron Davis scored 32 and had plenty of help as Charlotte beat Washington. The Wizards have lost seven straight the longest losing streak in Jordan's career.

Neither Jamal Mashburn nor David Wesley played for the short-handed Hornets.

Pistons 88, Raptors 84

Toronto Clifford Robinson scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half as Detroit won its third straight game. Jerry Stackhouse added 19 points, and Ben Wallace had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Pistons, who have won seven of eight. Vince Carter scored 28 points, and Hakeem Olajuwon had 20 rebounds and 14 points for the Raptors.

T-Wolves 80, Heat 73

Miami Wally Szczerbiak scored 22 points as Minnesota handed Miami its sixth straight defeat.

Sonics 105, Mavs 97

Dallas Calvin Booth scored a career-high 24 points against his former team, and Gary Payton had 10 unanswered points during a 14-0 run in the third quarter. Payton finished with 25 points and added 10 assists for the Sonics. Michael Finley had 26 points and Steve Nash contributed 25 for the Mavericks.

Rockets 94, Blazers 87

Portland, Ore. Walt Williams scored 31 points and made six three-pointers as Houston bounced back from a humiliating loss to Sacramento.The Rockets had lost four of five, including Monday's 36-point defeat at Sacramento. Bonzi Wells had 28 points and nine rebounds to lead the Blazers.

Knicks 94, Warriors 70

Oakland, Calif. Latrell Sprewell scored 29 points as New York gained its first road victory of the season. Othella Harrington had 14 points and Allan Houston added 13 for the Knicks.

Lakers 98, Clippers 93

Los Angeles The Lakers won to stay tied with Minnesota for the league's best record (9-1). Kobe Bryant had 25 points and 12 assists, and Shaquille O'Neal added 22 points and 11 rebounds. Elton Brand led the Clippers with 22 points and 19 rebounds. Sean Rooks and Darius Miles each had 16 points.

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