After a frustrating start, where the Charlotte Bobcats jumped out to a 6-0 lead, moving their lead to 12-3 behind a swarming and physical zone, the Indiana Pacers posted a 12-0 run to regain the lead, one they wouldn't relinquish the rest of the half. The Pacers were sparked by Tyler Hansbrough, who led thw ay for the Pacers with a 12 point first half, getting to the free throw line, making all six of his attempts.
A pair of threes by Paul George highlighted a lackluster effort from the starters, but the second unit helped carry the Pacers into the lead. George had eight points in the first half, with George Hill, Gerald Green, and Ian Mahinmi pitching in five each. Kemba Walker leads the Bobcats with 16 points, getting help from Gerald Henderson who has nine.
Sam Young left the game in the first quarter and is questionable to return with a bruised shoulder after Gerald Henderson came down on Young's shoulder on a foul.