Warren scores 23 to lead Pacers over Thunder 111-85
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 13, 2019 10:44 AM
Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren (1) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nerlens Noel (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. The Pacers won 111-85. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
By Jim Johnson, Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — T.J. Warren scored 11 of his 23 points in the third quarter to lead the Indiana Pacers over the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-85 Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time).
Malcolm Brogdon had 20 points, six rebounds and five assists, and Domantas Sabonis had 18 points and 16 rebounds for the surging Pacers (7-4), who have won seven of eight, including four straight.
Danilo Gallinari scored 14 points, Deonte Burton had 13 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 11 points and six rebounds for the Thunder (4-7), who have lost three of four and remained winless on the road.
The Pacers went on a 15-2 run in the third quarter to take a 26-point lead. Aaron Holiday hit two 3-pointers and Warren made another in the spurt that ended with Doug McDermott's layup to put Indiana ahead 84-58 with 1:49 to go.
The Pacers first pulled away with a 12-2 run in the first quarter. TJ Leaf's layup gave Indiana a 28-18 lead, and the Pacers led by 15 after a jumper by Brogdon made it 52-37 with 1:58 remaining in the half.
The Thunder scored five straight points, including a 3-pointer by Gilgeous-Alexander, to close out the first half. The Pacers led 52-42 at halftime.
Thunder: G Chris Paul had seven points, five rebounds and eight assists. ... C Nerlens Noel was called twice for goaltending, but the second was overruled following a replay challenge. ... G Terrance Ferguson missed Tuesday's (Wednesday, PHL time) game for personal reasons.
Pacers: Holiday scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half. ... C Myles Turner missed a seventh straight game with a sprained right ankle. ... G Jeremy Lamb was out for a fourth consecutive game with a sprained left ankle. ... C Goga Bitadze was out while going through concussion protocol.
Thunder: Host Philadelphia on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) with a 19-2 series lead during the Oklahoma City era, including one loss to the 76ers last season.
Pacers: Travel to Houston on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). The Rockets have won four straight after a sweep of the regular season series the last two years.