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This Day in Pacers History: January 3

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A high-def TV camera was in the wrong place in the wrong time ten years ago today, and that highlights this edition of This Day in Pacers History.

Danilo Gallinari visited Indianapolis in December, but on this date in 2010, Danilo Gallinari helped rout the Pacers.
Danilo Gallinari visited Indianapolis in December, but on this date in 2010, Danilo Gallinari helped rout the Pacers.

  • 1978: Indiana edges out the New Orleans Jazz with a 104-103 win. The Pacers scored 38 points in the third quarter. Mike Bantom led the way with 24 points in the team's 15th win of the season.
  • 1979: Ricky Sobers's 28 points followed by Alex English's 27 helped the Pacers beat the Bucks 108-102. At this point in the season, Indiana had 12 wins, including this one.
  • 1980: Milwaukee and Indiana faced off 365 days later, and the Bucks had the upper hand in this one. The Pacers found themselves in the middle of a four-game losing streak no thanks to a 106-96 loss. The Pacers had an 11-point lead in the second half and surrendered it.
  • 1981: Former Hoosier George McGinnis had 24 points and Billy Knight had 23 points in a shooting explosion for the Pacers. Indiana beat San Diego 128-104. Indiana reached the 30-point-per-quarter mark in all but the third to give Indy their 23rd win of the season.
  • 1985: In a game where both teams had 19 combined wins, Golden State and Indiana faced off and the Pacers won 112-96. Clark Kellogg led the way with 31 points with 93 percent shooting from the floor. The Pacers shot very well this night with 56 percent.
  • 1989: Brad Daugherty's 29 points helped lead the Cavs beat the Pacers 119-98. Current Bucks head coach Scott Skiles led the Pacers with 19 points. Wayman Tisdale had a strong 16 points off the bench.
  • 1990: Hakeem Olajuwon's double-double was too much for Indiana in a 117-103 Rockets win. Vern Fleming scored 26 for Indiana, but The Dream put up 28 points and 17 rebounds. All five Houston starters scored in double digits.
  • 1992: Indiana defeated the Lakers 114-87 thanks to 29 points from Reggie Miller. Chuck Person was one rebound short of a double-double. The Pacers had a good night finding the bottom of the basket as they shot 56 percent.
  • 1995: Despite seeing Reggie score 37 points, Indiana still fell short 114-103. Reggie put up 22 shots and made 12 of those while the other four starters made a combined 13 shots.
  • 1996: Indiana handed the Clippers its third straight loss in a 110-94 road win for the Pacers. Rik Smits had a good night with 25 points.
  • 1997: Reggie led the way once again with 33 points in a 117-104 win for the Pacers at Market Square. Kevin Johnson tried to keep his Suns in the game with his 30 points.
  • 1998: Toronto came to town with only four wins, and they left Indianapolis on this date with just four wins. Smits had 24 points and 13 boards in a 89-77 win.
  • 2001: Portland's winning streak jumped to six with a 102-86 win over Indiana. Jalen Rose led Indiana with 16 points.
  • 2003: Metta World Peace breaks a TV camera after losing a close game to the Knicks 98-96. Latrell Sprewell had a good night for New York with 25 points; Jermaine O' Neal led Indiana with 24.
  • 2004: Indiana bumped their three-game winning streak to four in a 91-84 bout with the Hornets. While Baron Davis had 35 points, he also had eight turnovers. O' Neal played 40 minutes and had 26 points.
  • 2009: Indiana beat Sacramento 122-117 thanks to Danny Granger's 35 points. Troy Murphy had a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
  • 2010: The last time the Pacers played on this date, most Pacers fans would like to forget this game, so I'll just post the losing score: 132-89.