Sunday, November 10, 2002

Second-half scoring surge lifts Pacers over Raptors



Enquirer News Services

INDIANAPOLIS - After trailing by 13 at halftime, the Indiana Pacers outscored the Toronto Raptors by 37 points in the second half on the way to a 108-84 victory Saturday.

Brad Miller scored 23 points as all five Indiana starters scored in double figures. Ron Artest added 17, Jermaine O'Neal had 15 points and 16 rebounds, Al Harrington scored 14 points and Jamaal Tinsley 13.

Voshon Lenard led Toronto with 22 points but had just four in the second half. The Raptors played without injured starters Vince Carter and Antonio Davis.

Rockets 111, Warriors 104

HOUSTON - Steve Francis scored 23 of his 31 points in the second half, including six in the final 1:02, for Houston. The Rockets retired Hakeem Olajuwon's jersey at halftime.

Jason Richardson and Gilbert Arenas led Golden State with 28 points each.

Nuggets 84, Grizzlies 73

DENVER - Rodney White scored 18 of his career-high 22 points in the second quarter to lead Denver.

Memphis (0-7), which got 21 points from Pau Gasol, is the league's only team without a win this season.

Bucks 110, 76ers 105, OT

MILWAUKEE - Tim Thomas scored 21 points, including five in overtime, and Ray Allen had 20 as Milwaukee ended Philadelphia's four-game winning streak.

Allen Iverson led Philadelphia with 31 points.

Bulls 100, Nets 93

CHICAGO - Jay Williams had 26 points, 13 assists and 14 rebounds, and his 3-pointer with 34 seconds left helped snap Chicago's four-game losing streak. Jalen Rose added 26 points for the Bulls.

Kenyon Martin led New Jersey with 29 points.

Celtics 105,

Timberwolves 99

MINNEAPOLIS - Antoine Walker made nine 3-pointers and scored 31 points, and Paul Pierce scored 12 points in the fourth quarter to help Boston to its fourth consecutive victory.

Minnesota's Kevin Garnett scored 24 points and 11 rebounds for his seventh double-double in as many games.

Wizards 93, Cavaliers 79

CLEVELAND - Jerry Stackhouse scored 27 points and Michael Jordan had eight of his 12 in the fourth quarter for Washington. Jordan played a season-high 31 minutes after playing 30 the previous night, and added eight rebounds and six assists against Cleveland.

Trail Blazers 95, Spurs 76

SAN ANTONIO - Bonzi Wells came off the bench to score 19 points as Portland gave San Antonio its first loss in the new SBC Center. The Spurs shot only 39 percent from the field.

Mavericks 114, Pistons 75

DALLAS - Michael Finley had 25 points and Steve Nash added 17 points and 10 assists as Dallas improved its franchise-best start to 6-0.

Richard Hamilton's 19 points paced Detroit.

SuperSonics 84, Heat 82

MIAMI - Rashad Lewis had 24 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for Seattle, and Gary Payton added 20 points - including a key 3-pointer late in the fourth.

Miami's Eddie Jones had 23 points but missed a 3-pointer as time expired.

TIMBERWOLVES: Wally Szczerbiak sat out Minnesota's game against the Celtics because of soreness in his left knee. His status is day-to-day.

MAVERICKS: Center Raef LaFrentz (sprained knee) was placed on the injured list and forward Popeye Jones, who had been out because of back spasms, was activated. LaFrentz is expected to miss two-to-five weeks.




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Reading 41, Coldwater 38

KENTUCKY FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
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Beechwood 55, Fairview 7
Boone Co. 34, Oldham Co. 28
Dixie Heights 43, Lou. Ballard 41
Eastern 22, Conner 7
Highlands 56, Anderson Co. 0
Holy Cross 35, Nicholas Co. 14
Lex. Catholic 52, Holmes 20
Lloyd 51, East Carter 20
Louisville Trinity 48, Ryle 9
NewCath 57, Paris 14
Russell 31, Newport 14
Scott 53, Bourbon Co. 22

INDIANA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
East Central 38, Whiteland 30


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St. Ursula loses soccer final
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