Saturday, December 23, 2006
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Gwinnett Daily Post
ATLANTA - Stephen Jackson scored 27 points and Al Harrington added 20 to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Atlanta Hawks 100-90 on Friday night.
The two former Hawks led the Pacers to their fourth win in five games.
Jermaine O'Neal added 16 points for Indiana.
Joe Johnson had 31 points for Atlanta. The Hawks have lost three straight and seven of eight.
Jackson scored 16 points in the first half to lead the Pacers to a 52-47 advantage. Johnson had 22 first-half points for the Hawks, whose only lead was at 2-0.
Indiana built a 16-point lead at 100-84 with just over a minute to play.
The Hawks stayed close until Harrington got hot midway through the third period.
Leading 55-52, Harrington scored nine of Indiana's 11 points in a 4-minute span to give the Pacers a 66-56 lead with 5:45 left in the period and the Hawks never got closer than eight points the rest of the way.