Pacers Smother 76ers, 112-85

Kings master Bucks; Hawks cool Heat, as knee blowout may end Mourning's career
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Dec 19, 2007 10:06 PM CST
Indiana Pacers guard Marquis Daniels, left, center David Harrison, center, and Philadelphia 76ers guard Louis Williams battle for a loose ball during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Resurgent guard Jamaal Tinsley sat out, but the Pacers' play at the point didn't lose a beat with Marquis Daniels springing for a season-high 26 points. Jermaine O'Neal added 19 and five blocks, and Philadelphia's 55-39 edge in rebounding was more than offset by a 35% rate from the floor. In other NBA action:

  • The Heat may have lost more than the game to the Hawks in a 117-111 overtime loss; franchise icon Alonzo Mourning's career may be over after a nasty spill ruptured his patellar tendon.
  • Ron Artest had 26 points and a typically dominating defensive performance in the Kings' 102-89 win over the Bucks.