Artest missed shootaround with migraine

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- A migraine headache kept Ron Artest
from attending Indiana's morning shootaround Tuesday, but the Pacers' small forward will start Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Jermaine O'Neal (sprained knee) also will start and coach Rick Carlisle is waiting for word on
Jamaal Tinsley (left leg injuries), though he said he
won't hesitate to replace any player who is not helping the team.

"That's something I've talked to Jamaal about. We'll see where
he is," Carlisle said. "If it gets to a point where it appears
he's not able to do what he needs to do out there, or it appears he
could be compromised, then I'm going to have to make a tough

Artest also missed practice Monday because of a migraine
headache but traveled with the team from Indianapolis.

Indiana trails the best-of-seven series 3-2.

O'Neal injured his left knee in Game 4 by landing awkwardly
while going for a rebound. Tinsley has been hampered by injuries to
his ankle, knee and hamstring. The hamstring is torn.

"We'll know more tonight," Carlisle said earlier Tuesday. "Tinsley is sore
and appears to be having more difficulty as the series goes along,
and Jermaine is sore but we expect him to play. Ron will be more of
a game-time decision."

Anthony Johnson will remain the primary backup to Tinsley, with
little-used veteran Kenny Anderson the third option at point guard.

"I think I'll get in, I don't know for how many minutes,"
Anderson said. "Right now we don't have a choice. If things aren't
going right, he'll probably throw everything at them. We don't have
a tomorrow, so everybody will probably get a chance."

Game 7, if necessary, would be Thursday night at Indiana.

The winner will advance to play the Los Angeles Lakers in the
NBA Finals beginning Sunday night.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.