The Indiana Pacers finally turned on the defensive intensity early in the third quarter, pushing a 61-59 advantage into double figures with a 10-2 run. Indiana pushed their lead to 21 at the end of the third quarter, holding the Los Angeles Lakers to 16 points after allowing them to stay in the game with 34 second quarter points. The Lakers managed to stay in the game early with an absurd number of blocks on the Pacers, totaling 12 on the night, but had just one in the second half. The Pacers had 62 rebounds, 21 offensive.
Evan Turner was impressive in his debut, scoring 13 points on 6-12 shooting, helping the bench to 50 points on the night, including 11 from C.J. Watson as the two were among seven double figure scorers. Paul George struggled shooting, but led the way with 20 points, seven rebounds, and six assists. David West had an 11 point, 12 rebound double double. George Hill scored 14 points, Lance Stephenson had 13, and Roy Hibbert rounded Indiana's starting unit with 10. The Pacers completed their first sweep of the Lakers since 1991-92.