INDIANAPOLIS -- Brad Miller looked so good in the eyes of Ron Artest, he just had to pull out the iPhone.
It was the rare night in which the Kings' center draped a suit over his 7-foot frame when his work was done, a dark blue get-up with stripes that had his teammate taking pictures for the sheer memory of it after the Kings' 110-104 win over Indiana at Conseco Fieldhouse on Saturday.
"Wow," Artest yelled. "Who is that?"
Pardon the Kings for their clowning ways. Winning records on road trips have a way of lightening the mood.
Through the half-hearted boos of yet another Artest return and a game in which fortune fell the Kings' way when injured Pacers center Jermaine O'Neal was on the bench instead of in the paint, there was the continuation of the getting-to-know-you (again) period. And as Miller put it in such clear-cut fashion, it went deeper than going 2-1 on this road trip.
"We're 2-1 with our team," he said.
As in the whole team. Five games into Kevin Martin's return from a groin strain, he re-entered the starting lineup and had 20 points, while Mike Bibby and Artest both playing in their third game back were again used as reserves and struggled to a combined 8-of-26 shooting night.
The Kings held off the Pacers late, after a 13-point lead was cut to 99-97 with 1:52 left when Shawne Williams' layup finished an 11-0 Indiana run. The Kings' late aggression was barely enough to hold on, with Miller, Bibby and Beno Udrih driving to the basket and combining to hit 9 of 10 free throws in the final minute.
"Two out of three (wins) on the road is solid for us, and I think my guys are still getting their way into shape and feeling their way back," said Kings coach Reggie Theus, whose team has won five of seven games. "Their energy was really down, but we did enough to win the basketball game and that's what's important."
Danny Granger led the Pacers with 26 points and four steals. Jamaal Tinsley finished with 13 assists.