The Indiana Pacers put themselves in position to grab a big road win against the San Antonio Spurs for 41 minutes, but nursing a slim lead wasn't enough to withstand an 18-2 Spurs run halfway through the fourth quarter as the talent difference finally showed itself, setting the Spurs up for a late win. Indiana had no shortage of mistakes, but also had no answer for the Spurs once they turned it on in the fourth quarter.
Rodney Stuckey had his best game as a Pacer, scoring a season high 22 points with four rebounds and four assists as five Pacers reached double figures, including 13 from Luis Scola. The Pacers shot poorly from the line, just 10-18 and were trounced in points off turnovers 18-4, while also getting outrebounded by nine. Indiana will host the Orlando Magic on Friday.