Aaron Holiday rejoined the starting lineup for this one with Oladipo sitting out and Jeremy Lamb missing the rest of the season. San Antonio led early but the Pacers bounced back in a big way with a 40 point 2nd quarter. The game remained tight through the final two quarters but the Pacers held on for the 116-111 win.
FINAL: Pacers: 116 Spurs: 111
Game 62: Pacers (37-24) at Bucks (52-9)
Sometimes you just catch a team on the wrong night. The Bucks were coming off one of their few losses on the season and looking to get revenge after the Pacers won their last meeting in Indiana. Milwaukee started off red hot and led by over 20 points early on. The Pacers were able to battle back, even without Malcolm Brogdon who left the game early, to cut the lead just to 2 at halftime. The Bucks took back over in the 2nd half and never looked back. Winning this one big.
FINAL: Pacers: 100 Bucks: 119
Game 63: Pacers (37-25) at Bulls (21-41)
A big game for the Pacers to take advantage of a weaker division team and not let the losses snowball together like they did before the all-star break. The Pacers jumped out to an early first half lead and led the game by 16 points at the halftime break. The Bulls battled back in the 4th, but it wouldn’t be enough.
FINAL: Pacers: 108 Bulls: 102
Game 64: Pacers (38-25) at Mavericks (39-25)
These two teams entered the game with fairly even records. The last time these two met was in Indiana. The Mavericks couldn’t miss and dominated the game, even without star player Luka Doncic. This game was close the entire time. In the last five minutes the two teams traded buckets back and forth and it seemed like who ever had the ball last would win. The Pacers trailed by 1 with under 30 seconds left. Oladipo took the ball off of a double screen and hit a mid-range jumper over the out-stretched hand of Kristaps Prozingis to give Indiana the late lead. On the other end Dallas threw up a couple prayers but were unable to get them to fall. Oladipo scored the final 6 points of the game for the Pacers in their 112-109 win in Dallas. The Pacers finished their 5 game road trip at 4-1.
FINAL: Pacers: 112 Mavericks: 109
Coming up this week for the Pacers:
Tuesday March 10th – vs. Boston
Saturday March 14th – at Philadelphia