A 32-17 second quarter and an inability to corral the front line of the Memphis Grizzlies doomed the Indiana Pacers in their season ending loss. The Brooklyn Nets pulled away from Orlando earlier in the evening to force Indiana into a must-win situation, one they couldn't make up after their second quarter performance.
C.J. Miles had 26 and George Hill had 20, but despite their efforts, no one else made a real stand. Rodney Stuckey was only the third Pacer to reach double figures with 11, shooting 3-12 from the floor. The worst news of the loss was Paul George leaving the game early in the fourth with a left calf strain. Marc Gasol had 33 points and 13 rebounds and Zach Randolph had 18, outscoring Indiana's front line 51-11.
The Pacers finish the year 38-44, finishing 9th in the East, and currently slated to draft 12th in the 2015 NBA Draft. A frustrating, injury riddled season comes to an end, and many changes will need to be in store for this Pacers team to return to Eastern Conference contender.