The Pacers played without Jermaine O’Neal and only hit 34.9% of their shots from the floor, but they still won the game. The Pacers did play well on defense as they held the Rockets to 36% from the floor. Al Harrington had a great game with 23 points, 14 rebounds and 3 steals. Jamaal Tinsley had a solid game running the offense with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Stephen Jackson (13 points) and Danny Granger (13 points and 6 rebounds) helped out on offense for the Pacers.
The Pacers improved to 16-14 with this victory.