The Pacers are facing elimination without their second-leading
scorer in the regular season. Stojakovic also missed Games 2, 4 and
5, all Pacers losses. The 6-10 small forward is averaging 11 points
in the playoffs, eight below his regular-season average with the
Pacers, but Indiana has won both games in which he has played.
The Pacers weren't sure about Stojakovic's status until less
than an hour before tipoff. Rookie Danny Granger started in his
Guard Jamaal Tinsley also missed his fourth straight game with a
sore right Achilles' tendon.