In seven games, Jack Ramsay has found out something about his Indiana Pacers.
Wayman Tisdale came off the bench for 24 points and 14 rebounds as the Pacers rallied from 16 points down to a 120-117 overtime victory over the New Jersey Nets Thursday night at East Rutherford, N.J.
"The characteristic of this team is that they won't give up," Ramsay said. "This was our first road win, and because we play 9 of our first 13 on the road, it was real important."
Tisdale grabbed a rebound and hit a short shot to tie the game, 112-112, with 3:45 left in overtime. He put Indiana ahead for good 32 seconds later by grabbing his own missed shot and scoring.
New Jersey, which has lost 4 of its last 5 games, got to within 120-117 on a three-point goal by Leon Wood, but Albert King missed a three-point shot with three seconds left.
Chuck Person had scored 9 of Indiana's final 12 points in regulation, tying the score, 110-110, on a three-point shot from the left corner with 48 seconds left.
Orlando Woolridge scored a game-high 30 points for the Nets.
Golden State 112, Philadelphia 104--Larry Smith scored all of his 11 points and grabbed 9 of his 19 rebounds in the decisive third period at Oakland as the Warriors snapped the 76ers' winning streak at four games. Purvis Short scored 34 points for the Warriors, while Sedale Threatt had 27 for the 76ers.
San Antonio 115, Cleveland 102--Reserve Mychal Thompson scored 23 points to lead the Spurs past the Cavaliers at San Antonio.