The Indiana Pacers have been a little off tonight, but manage to hold a six-point halftime advantage against the Brooklyn Nets. The Pacers have shot just 39% and have eight turnovers, but have gotten opportunistic play, led by Lance Stephenson who has 14 points and five rebounds. Defensively they've done a solid job keeping Brooklyn off the scoreboard, holding them under 40 and to just 35% shooting, though Brooklyn's own offensive miscues are helping Indiana's cause.
The Pacers got nine first half points from Paul George and eight from David West. George Hill and C.J. Watson each followed with six. Andray Blatche has been one of the Nets' bright spots, scoring nine off the bench. Joe Johnson has seven on 3-7 shooting. The Pacers have been able to contribute to their lead thanks to a healthy 28-18 rebounding effort. The Nets are able to stay within striking distance thanks to their ability to hold Indiana out of the paint, scoring just six points as Roy Hibbert is 0-2 in his 16 minutes.