Regular Season Series (Game 3 of 3)

Series starts 11/26

Game 1: Friday, November 26th
Game 2: Wednesday, December 29th
Game 3: Wednesday, February 9th

Bobcats 87

(10-36, 2-22 away)

Pacers 94

(23-25, 12-11 home)

    Coverage: FSMW

    7:00 PM ET, February 9, 2005

    Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

    1 2 3 4 T
    CHA 17 19 26 2587
    IND 26 28 18 2294

    Top Performers

    Cha: M. Ely 20 Pts, 17 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Ind: J. O'Neal 29 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Blk

    Charlotte (10-35) at Indiana (22-25) 7:00 pm EST

    INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Jermaine O'Neal and the Indiana Pacers go for a sweep of the expansion Charlotte Bobcats when the teams conclude their season series at Conseco Fieldhouse on Wednesday.

    Austin Croshere and Fred Jones scored 23 points apiece to lead the Pacers to an 82-77 win here over Charlotte on November 26. O'Neal posted 27 points and 17 rebounds in a 74-71 victory at Charlotte Coliseum on December 29.

    Rookie Emeka Okafor, who is on the injured list with a sprained ankle, averaged 17.5 points and 13 rebounds for Charlotte in the previous two meetings.

    Despite a 30-point, five-block performance by O'Neal, Indiana fell to 3-7 in its last 10 games with a 108-104 loss against the Washington Wizards on Monday. Stephen Jackson added 29 points for the Pacers.

    O'Neal, who has appeared in the last four All-Star games, has averaged 28 points and just over nine rebounds in 23 games since returning from his suspension. He has 68 points in the last two games.

    Charlotte has lost three in a row, including a 104-85 defeat against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday. Jason Kapono scored 17 points for the second straight game and Primoz Brezec added 14.

    The Bobcats are winless in 15 road games against Eastern Conference opponents this season.