The Indiana Pacers had the worst first quarter in NBA franchise history, scoring just eight points on 4-20 shooting, falling behind 28-8 to the Charlotte Bobcats. They went on a surge in the second quarter, opening on a 19-3 run that cut their 20-point deficit all the way to four. But an inability to stop Al Jefferson (who had 20 on 10-13 shooting) kept Charlotte in the driver's seat, closing on a 6-0 run to give them a 47-38 halftime lead. Indiana did outscore Charlotte 30-19 in the quarter.
Lance Stephenson leads the Pacers with 10 as their only double figure scorer. Luis Scola and Evan Turner both played well in the second quarter, scoring six apiece. George Hill had a scary moment when it appears his left shoulder was injured again, but remained in the game, scoring eight. Roy Hibbert has struggled not only containing Jefferson, but has just two points and three rebounds. Paul George went scoreless on 0-8 shooting.