Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 10/16

Game 1: Monday, October 16th
Game 2: Saturday, October 21st

Timberwolves 103

(2-1, 1-0 away)

Pacers 87

(1-2, 1-2 home)

    7:00 PM ET, October 16, 2006

    Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

    1 2 3 4 T
    MIN 17 24 29 33103
    IND 18 27 21 2187

    Foye turning Wolves' heads; Jackson booed in Indy

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Randy Foye is looking more like a professional with each preseason game.

    The rookie guard from Villanova scored 13 points to help the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Indiana Pacers 103-87 on Monday night.

    Foye had scored just 10 points combined in the Timberwolves' first two games. Against the Pacers, he shot 3-for-5 from the field and made all seven free throws.

    "Randy is a heady point guard," Minnesota coach Dwane Casey said. "He can get to the paint off the dribble, which is one of the reasons why we drafted him. He's crafty with the basketball. He just needs seasoning and he's going to get there. He's going to be a special little player if he just keeps working on his game."

    Foye chose to take the compliments in stride.

    "I'm just trying to do whatever the coaching staff needs me to do, and just trying to play as hard as I can and to learn from the veterans," he said.

    Kevin Garnett added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves.

    Rawle Marshall led Indiana with 17 points. Jermaine O'Neal had 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists, and Stephen Jackson scored 11 points.

    Marshall came to the Pacers in a trade with Dallas this summer. He was one of few Indiana players who performed well Monday.

    "He plays pretty steady out there," Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said. "I wouldn't make a big deal out of the numbers, but I like his sensibility as a player."

    Indiana cut Minnesota's lead to 70-68 on Maceo Baston's dunk early in the fourth quarter, but the Timberwolves responded with a 12-0 run to take control of the game. It was Indiana's second straight double-digit home loss in the preseason.

    Jackson, who was charged last week with a felony count of criminal recklessness for firing shots into the air during a fight at a strip club this month, was booed by the home fans each time he entered the game.

    The crowd, however, cheered for him during the third quarter as he had a nifty reverse layup and a 3-pointer on his way to seven points in the period to help the Pacers stay in the game.

    Jackson was glad the fans finally cheered for him.

    "It feels good that I have a lot of people behind me," he said. "The fans are showing me a lot of support, and I love them for that."

    The Pacers were missing several players. Forward Al Harrington, the leading scorer in the Pacers' two previous preseason games, did not dress because he was resting. Guard Marquis Daniels sat out with a sore right hamstring and guard Orien Greene sat out with a broken left little finger.

    "I think tonight was a great learning lesson for some of our younger guys," O'Neal said. "It's not a concern because we're not playing our starters and we had a lot of guys out tonight that normally play in the rotation."

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