Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 10/18

Game 1: Tuesday, October 18th
Game 2: Tuesday, October 25th

Pacers 97

(5-1, 2-1 away)

Spurs 86

(1-7, 0-4 home)

    7:30 PM ET, October 25, 2005

    AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

    1 2 3 4 T
    IND 21 36 20 2097
    SA 25 18 28 1586

    Spurs fall to 1-7 in preseason

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Austin Croshere scored 16 points and rookie Sarunas Jasikevicius added 14 as the Indiana Pacers beat San Antonio 97-86 on Tuesday night, the Spurs' seventh loss in eight NBA exhibition games.

    The Pacers led by as many as 21 points midway through the third quarter before defending champion San Antonio went on a 22-7 run to make it 77-71 going into the fourth.

    The Spurs trailed 84-77 with about six minutes remaining before Anthony Johnson hit a jumper for Indiana and Fred Jones followed with a 3-pointer to rebuild the Pacers' lead to double figures.

    Jermaine O'Neal and Stephen Jackson each scored 12 points for Indiana (5-1).

    Tim Duncan led San Antonio with 29 points, 21 in the first half, and 10 rebounds. Rookie Fabricio Oberto scored 10 points for the Spurs on 5-for-6 shooting.

    Duncan made his first five shots and accounted for 15 of San Antonio's first 19 points.

    Indiana trailed 33-27 after a tip-in by Duncan with about nine minutes left in the half, but the Pacers then went on a 14-2 run led by three 3-pointers by Jasikevicius.

    The Pacers made 11 of 15 shots in the second quarter, including all five 3-point attempts. After Duncan's tip-in, San Antonio managed only three more field goals in the half.

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