With the Pacers leading 91-90 in overtime, McCulloch made a layup to put New Jersey ahead to stay. On the ensuing possession, Kidd stripped Miller of the ball to set up a dunk by Kittles that gave New Jersey a 94-91 lead.
With the Nets up 96-93, Indiana's Travis Best missed a 3-pointer
in the closing seconds. New Jersey's Lucious Harris then sealed the
win with a pair of free throws.
Indiana opened the fourth quarter with 11-2 run to take an 80-73
lead. Harrington had five points during the run.
The Pacers appeared in control of the game until Keith Van Horn
hit a 3-pointer with 1:30 remaining to slice the Indiana lead to
88-85. That set the stage for Kittles to send the game into
overtime with a 3-pointer with 25.8 seconds remaining.
"My heart is getting weaker," Nets coach Byron Scott said. "To be honest with you, I don't know how we won that game.
"I pretty much thought we were going to let this one get away. With two minutes left for some reason we turned it on on the defensive end and we made it to overtime."
Pacers coach Isiah Thomas praised the Nets for making the
3-pointers down the stretch.
"They hit a couple of big 3s to get back in the game," Thomas
said. "They are tough shots and they made them. I thought both
teams fought really hard. It was a well played game."
New Jersey led 73-69 lead after three quarters despite playing
most of the quarter without Kenyon Martin, who picked up his fifth
foul with 8:22 remaining.
Game notes The Nets won the season series 3-1, their first series win
over Indiana since 1995-96. ... New Jersey improved to 19-9, the
first time they've won 19 of their first 28 games. New Jersey also
moved 10 games over .500 for the first time since they were 31-21
on Feb. 16, 1998. The Nets remain in first place in both the
Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division. ... Both Kidd and
Kittles had season highs with four steals. ... Kidd finished two
points shy of his 41st career triple-double.
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