NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Indiana
(Friday, February 10th)
Final Score: Indiana 107, Golden State 95
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Anthony Johnson scored 23 points on 10- of-14 shooting and came up with some big shots late, as the Indiana Pacers fought past Golden State, 107-95, at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Stephen Jackson led all scorers with 30 points while Peja Stojakovic donated 23 points and eight rebounds for Indiana, which has won four straight since dropping six in a row.
"A win is a win and I'm happy to get it," Jackson said.
Mickael Pietrus had a team-high 23 points for the Warriors, who have lost two straight and four out of six. Baron Davis added 19 points and seven assists and Jason Richardson chipped in 16 points in the loss.
Golden State was fighting uphill all night but had finally pulled to within one, 91-90, after Pietrus drilled a three-pointer with 5:20 to play in the contest.
Johnson caught fire moments later, however, nailing a pair of treys to lead a game-clinching 11-2 spurt. After Jackson nailed a pair of free throws and Jeff Foster went 1-of-2 from the stripe on the next Pacers possession to kick start the run, Johnson pulled up and sank a three the next trip down to make it 97-90 with under four minutes to play.
Minutes later, Jackson stole the ball from Richardson and fed Johnson, who put in another three-ball with 2:23 left to seal the game.
"We turned the ball over too many times down the stretch," Davis said.
The Warriors shot just 12-of-41 (29.3 percent) from the floor in the first half to fall behind 50-36.
Indiana took advantage of the poor shooting to jump out to a 32-24 first- quarter lead.
Golden State chipped away in the second to cut its deficit to five, but the Pacers promptly responded with an 11-0 burst to reclaim control. Stojakovic helped cap the run with a dribble-drive and kick to Johnson, who put in the uncontested layup to make it 48-32 with about 2 1/2 minutes remaining before the break.
The Warriors' Troy Murphy (ankle) did not play...The Pacers, who will close their homestand with visits from San Antonio, Milwaukee and New Orleans/Oklahoma City, are 16-7 in their arena this season...The Warriors, who will close a three-game road trip in Cleveland on Saturday, have lost seven in a row on the road and are 8-14 away from home this season.
02/11 01:24:53 ET