Pacers Can't Keep Pace With Galloping Spurs

Indiana outscored 57-30 after halftime in Stoudamire's debut
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Feb 5, 2008 10:59 PM CST
San Antonio Spurs guard Bruce Bowen right, talks to Damon Stoudamire during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008. Stoudamire signed...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – After shooting a scorching 67.6% in the first half—78.9% in the first quarter—Indiana went cold at a bad time, scoring just nine points in the decisive third quarter as San Antonio went on to win, 116-89. Tim Duncan was his standard dominating self after an un-Spurs-like first half, which ended with the score knotted at 59.

He added 19 points and 15 boards, leading seven Spurs in double-digit scoring. Just-acquired point guard Damon Stoudamire contributed a healthy 11 points in 22 minutes. The NBA's defending champs improved to 2-2 on their nine-game roadtrip.