The Oklahoma City Thunder scored the first eight points of the game, but the Indiana Pacers immediately responded, setting up an exciting first half where the Pacers and Thunder exchanged the lead 12 times, having a tie score 10 times along the way. It's been impossible for either team to get separation, but the Thunder have gained an edge at the free throw line, with Roy Hibbert spending most of the half on the bench with three fouls.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook lead the game with 12 points each, though Westbrook has been held in check, shooting just 5-13 from the floor. The Pacers have shown a lot of balance, with Hibbert leading Indiana with eight points, George Hill with seven. The Thunder have outrebounded Indiana 24-15, grabbing seven offensive boards. Durant suffered an injury on the half's final play, but didn't appear too serious, as he was able to leave the floor.