TONIGHT'S THE CLINCHER!!!
Game Time Start: 8:00 PM EST (7:00 PM Indiana Local Time)
Nets (38-39)- 3rd place, 4 GB, Atlantic Division.
Pacers (42-35)- 3rd place, 8 GB, Central Division.
Nets - F Brian Scalabrine, F Jason Collins, C Nenad Krstic, G Vince Carter, G Jason Kidd.
Pacers - F Stephen Jackson, F Dale Davis, C Jeff Foster, G Reggie Miller, G Anthony Johnson.
Nets - Carter, 23.9 ppg; Jefferson, 7.3 rpg; Kidd, 8.2 apg.
Pacers - O'Neal, 24.8 ppg; Foster, 9.2 rpg; Tinsley, 6.4 apg.
March 22; Pacers, 98-91. At New Jersey, the Nets shot 51 percent, and got 33 points from Carter, who was 13-for-21 (61.9 percent) from the field. Kidd added 16 points, seven rebounds and nine assists. Jackson had a team-high 23 points, and Miller had 18 for the Pacers, who outrebounded the Nets 42-30. Indiana also made 92 percent (33-for-36) of their free throws.
Nets - 16-22 on the road
Pacers - 23-15 at home.
Nets - G Jacque Vaughn (foot); G-F Ron Mercer (back); G-F Richard Jefferson (wrist).
Pacers - G Tinsley (foot); F O'Neal (shoulder); F Jonathan Bender (knee); C David Harrison (knee); G Fred Jones (foot).