The Indiana Pacers put an end to their eight game losing streak, blowing out the Los Angeles Lakers in the first half in the process. The Pacers led by as many as 39 in the first half, 60-21, with the Lakers shooting just 5-41 from the floor. Things weren't much in doubt in the second half, though the Lakers managed to cut the lead within 20 in the third quarter, as the Pacers pushed back ahead by 32.
Indiana shot 48% on the night, outrebounding the Lakers by 15. The Pacers had just three first half turnovers, but nine third quarter turnovers led to a 31 point third quarter for the Lakers, en route to 27 points off turnovers, flipping Indiana's dominating first half advantages. Rodney Stuckey had another double double with 20 points and 10 rebounds, also dishing seven assists. C.J. Miles also had 20, scoring 16 in the first half and Donald Sloan had 15 in the fourth quarter as part of his 17 on the night. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 21 points on 8-26 shooting with Nick Young scoring 18.