Pacers end skid

Published: Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, February 28, 2003 at 11:56 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS - Brad Miller scored a season-high 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Reggie Miller had 20 points as the Indiana Pacers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 107-98 win against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.

Ron Artest returned for the Pacers after a serving a one-game suspension for disciplinary reasons. Artest, who did not start for the first time this year, scored 17 points and helped Indiana end its longest losing skid since 1993.

Artest stayed out of trouble this time, but point guard Jamaal Tinsley was whistled for a technical and ejected for arguing with Gary Payton with 15 seconds left in the game.

  • 76ERS 104, JAZZ 83: Allen Iverson scored 24 points and Derrick Coleman added 16, leading host Philadelphia over Utah.

    Karl Malone had 19 points and Calbert Cheaney and Mark Jackson each had 10 for Utah, which has lost three in a row.

  • CELTICS 90, RAPTORS 85: Antoine Walker scored 22 points and rookie J.R. Bremer added 20 as host Boston defeated Toronto, despite playing without Paul Pierce for the first time in more than three years.

    Pierce sat out because of a lower back he strained while slipping on ice over the weekend.

  • TIMBERWOLVES 118, CAVALIERS 95: Wally Szczerbiak scored 25 points and Kevin Garnett added 20 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as host Minnesota defeated Cleveland.

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