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.
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
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."