Pacers 107, Cavaliers 96

Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2003

At Indianapolis, Jermaine O'Neal scored 28 points and Brad Miller had 25 as the Pacers opened the second half of the season with Ron Artest back in the lineup and coach Isiah Thomas on the sidelines.

Artest scored 11 points in his first game since Jan. 27. More importantly, he walked away from oral exchanges with Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Jumaine Jones in the final minutes.

Jones scored 25 points on 10-for-11 shooting with 5-for-5 in 3-pointers to lead Cleveland, which also got 23 points and eight assists from Ricky Davis. Ilgauskas, angered at Thomas because he only got to play four minutes in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game, scored 18 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked six shots.

Carlos Boozer of Juneau started, but only played 18 minutes and finished with four points and five rebounds.

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