Tinsley, Jackson important for Pacers
Stephen Jackson is back from suspension and has shown signs of being a major contributor down the stretch, and he's going to have to be for this team to be successful. It's difficult to replace the impact of a player such as Ron Artest because of Artest's ability to dominate both ends of the floor. There are very few guys in this league who can do that, and even a team as deep as the Pacers is going to be hard-pressed to fill that void.
On Friday, Jackson scored 28 points, including 11 straight in the fourth quarter, in the Pacers' 106-82 victory over the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers.
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