Both teams came into this game looking a lot different from the team they were last year. The Pacers would dominate this one. They won every single quarter against the Thunder and won by a final score of 111-85. All of the starters, besides JaKarr Sampson who was in foul trouble early in the game, finished with a +/- of at least +23 or better. TJ Warren led all scorers with 23 points. Malcolm Brogdon scored 20 points and added 5 assists and 6 rebounds. Aaron Holiday continued to shoot the ball well finishing with 17 points on 6-10 shooting. Domantas Sabonis led the game in rebounding with 16 boards and also had 18 points. The Pacers have now won 7 out of their last 8 and are 5-1 at home.
FINAL: Pacers: 111 Thunder: 85
Game 12: Pacers (7-4) at Rockets (8-3)
Malcolm Brogdon would play the first 9 minutes in this game and that would be all. He headed to the locker room early with a back injury. The Pacers got a strong performance from the bench but a big run by the Rockets to end the half would give Houston a 49-54 lead heading into the break. The Pacers would fight back in the 3rd quarter and cut the lead to just 1. James Harden led another big run in the 4th for Rockets that would give them the win by a score of 102-111. Harden dominated like he has all season. He finished with a game high 44 points. Doug McDermott and Domantas Sabonis led the Pacers in scoring, they both had 18 points. Sabonis also finished with a team high 13 rebounds.
FINAL: Pacers: 102 Rockets: 111
Game 13: Pacers (7-5) vs. Bucks (8-3)
The first back to back games of the season for the Pacers was definitely a rough one. They flew from Houston back to Indy and played the past 3 MVPs in those two games (Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and Giannis Antetokounmpo). Malcolm Brogdon would miss his first game of the year, but Myles Turner would return to the starting lineup. The Pacers looked sluggish the entire game and without Brogdon they look disorganized as well. The Pacers would have their lowest point total of the year and their biggest loss of the year. The Bucks win this one by a final score of 83-102. In his first game back Turner would lead the Pacers in scoring with 16 points. Antetokounmpo led as scorers with 26 points.
FINAL: Pacers: 83 Bucks: 102
This Week for the Pacers:
Monday November 18th – at Brooklyn
Saturday November 23rd – vs. Orlando