NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Friday, December 1st (All times eastern)
Indiana Pacers (9-7) at Seattle SuperSonics (6-10), 10:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Indiana Pacers play the fourth of their season-long six-game game road trip tonight, as they visit the Seattle SuperSonics at KeyArena.
Indiana is 2-1 on its current swing. On Wednesday, Stephen Jackson drilled a three-pointer with one second left in the game and Golden State's Mike Dunleavy threw away the ensuing inbounds pass to give the Pacers a 108-106 win over the Warriors at ORACLE Arena.
Al Harrington scored 28 points to lead the Pacers, who have won two straight and three of their last four games overall. Jamaal Tinsley scored 23 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out eight assists, while Jeff Foster scored 11 points and pulled down 10 boards for Indiana.
The Pacers are 5-5 on the road this season. They are scheduled to visit the Denver Nuggets on Saturday at the Pepsi Center and the Lakers on Monday at the Staples Center.
Seattle has lost the first three contests of its current four-game homestand. On Wednesday, Dwight Howard poured in a game-high 24 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic to a 94-84 victory over the SuperSonics at KeyArena.
All-Star Ray Allen led the SuperSonics with 21 points while Rashard Lewis finished with 18 for Seattle, which has dropped six of its last eight games overall. Johan Petro ended with 13 points and seven boards in defeat.
The SuperSonics are just 2-6 at home this season. They will visit Carlos Boozer and the Utah Jazz on Saturday at EnergySolutions Arena.
Indiana is scheduled to host the SuperSonics on February 7th at Conseco Fieldhouse in the second and final meeting of the season between the clubs.
The Pacers have lost two straight in Seattle after winning their previous two at KeyArena. The SuperSonics have also won three of the last four contests in this series.
12/01 10:32:04 ET