The Pacers have been impressive at home to start the season, and that continued in this one. The Pacers dominated early. Indiana won the first three quarters and scored 100 points before the 4th quarter even began. The Pacers would win by a final score of 126-114. TJ Warren led the Pacers in scoring with 26 points. Domantas Sabonis had another double-double, finishing with 13 points and 13 rebounds.
FINAL: Pacers: 126 Grizzlies: 114
Game 16: Pacers (10-5) vs. Jazz (11-6)
The Pacers dominated for a second game in a row. They only led by 1 after the 1st, but a 32 point 2nd quarter would give the Pacers a 10 point lead heading into the halftime break. The teams played pretty even in the 3rd quarter, but the Pacers would control the 4th and go on to win 121-102. Bojan Bogdanovic made his return to Indy. He led the game in scoring with 30 points. The Pacers were led by Sabonis once again. He finished with another double-double, scoring 23 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.
FINAL: Pacers: 121 Jazz: 102
Game 17: Pacers (11-5) vs. Hawks (4-14)
The Pacers got off to a slow start in this game. They trailed by only 1 after the 1st quarter, but couldn’t generate much more offense in the 2nd. At halftime the Hawks led 54-43. The Pacers took over in the 3rd quarter, winning the quarter 29-11, and taking a 7 point lead into the 4th quarter. The Hawks would even things up, sending the game into overtime. This would be the second overtime game of the year for the Pacers. They lost their first one against the Hornets. The Pacers would not suffer the same fate. They would win by 1, 105-104. The Pacers could not stop Trae Young. He finished with a game high 49 points. Jeremy Lamb led the Pacers in scoring with 20 points and Sabonis finished the game with another double-double.
FINAL: Pacers: 105 Hawks: 104
Game 18: Pacers (12-5) 76ers (13-6)
The Pacers entered this game riding a 5 game winning streak. It was a back and forth 1st half. The 76ers won the 1st quarter 38-29 and the Pacers would win the 2nd quarter 36-27, tying the game at 65 at the end of the half. The teams would stay even at 93 heading into the 4th quarter. The back and forth trend would continue into the 4th. Ben Simmons would have 3 steals in the final 13 seconds leading the 76ers to a 116-119 win. TJ Warren played really well. He led the Pacers with 29 points. Sabonis kept his double-double streak alive. Joel Embiid led all scorers with 32 points for the 76ers.
FINAL: Pacers: 116 76ers: 119
Coming Up This Week for the Pacers:
Monday December 2nd – at Memphis
Wednesday December 4th – at Oklahoma City
Friday December 6th – at Detroit
Saturday December 7th – at New York