NBA Game Summary - Indiana at Atlanta
(Tuesday, December 14th)
Final Score: Indiana 108, Atlanta 97 (OT)
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Fred Jones scored 15 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead Indiana to a 108-97 win over Atlanta at Philips Arena.
Jamaal Tinsley finished with a season-high 29 points for the Pacers, who snapped a seven-game losing streak. Reggie Miller added 19 points in the win.
"I was in good position to make shots," Tinsley said. "The coaching staff put the ball in my hands."
Tony Delk posted 22 points off the bench for the Hawks, who missed their initial six shots from the floor in overtime to suffer their second straight loss and third in their last four games.
Al Harrington notched 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Antoine Walker registered 17 points and nine boards in the setback.
David Harrison chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds for Indiana, which scored the initial 10 points in overtime to snap a 91-91 tie. Two free throws by Jones, with 1:18 to play, made it 101-91.
Midway through the first quarter, the Pacers went ahead 13-4 on a basket by Miller. Josh Childress then hit two free throws with 1:21 to go in the first to get Atlanta within 25-22, but the team trailed 27-22 at the end of the quarter.
Early in the second period, Indiana scored four straight points to go ahead 32-28. The Hawks, though, responded with an 11-2 run. Walker made a reverse layup with 3:43 left in the second to put them ahead 39-34.
Atlanta led 49-43 at halftime. Delk led the team with 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting off the bench.
Midway through the third quarter, the Hawks opened a 61-53 lead on a layup by Boris Diaw.
But the Pacers used a 9-1 surge to force a 62-62 tie with less than five minutes to go in the third. Tinsley, who scored 14 points in the quarter, accounted for all of their points during the run.
However, Atlanta ended the third on a 15-5 burst to take a 77-67 advantage.
A jumper by Delk, 18 seconds into the fourth quarter, put the team ahead 79-67. The Pacers then utilized a 20-5 run to go ahead 87-84 on a foul shot by Tinsley with 4:27 left in regulation.
After the Hawks briefly regained an edge, at 89-88 on a jumper by Harrington with 2:27 to play in the fourth, Indiana went ahead 91-89 on a three-pointer by Miller from the left wing 16 seconds later.
Harrington converted two foul shots with 25.6 seconds to go in the quarter to force a 91-91 tie, and overtime, for Atlanta.
Indiana's Austin Croshere (sprained ankle) missed the game...Royal Ivey scored 11 points and Predrag Drobnjak added 10 for the Hawks, who fell to 2-10 at home this season...James Jones and Jeff Foster each added 10 points for the Pacers, who have won eight of the last 10 meetings in the series.
12/14 22:53:07 ET