Another fast start faded quickly for the Indiana Pacers, who took an early double figure lead into a blowout loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Cameron Payne of the Thunder had the loudest 19 point, six assist game in the Summer League, setting the tone for Oklahoma City, who got a big boost from Payne while Indiana just shrugged and rolled over on a generally poor second half effort.
Indiana's Summer League "big four" got Indiana off to a 15-5 lead in the opening four minutes, but they scored just five points the rest of the quarter, all from Scotty Hopson. Things didn't improve much from there, but even despite the poor play after the opening minutes, Indiana remained within striking distance after the first half. But the Thunder pulled away in the third and early fourth, outscoring Indiana 39-14 in the first 15 minutes of the second half.
Glenn Robinson III had 12 points to go along with a team high six rebounds in a game the Pacers were outrebounded by nine and allowed 17 offensive rebounds. Rakeem Christmas had just four rebounds to go along with six points while Georges Niang scored eight to go along with four rebounds of his own.
Robinson III was joined in double figures by Jaron Johnson and Joe Young. Johnson had 12 points on 5-11 shooting while Young had 10 points and a team high four assists. Shayne Whittington meanwhile, scored three and pulled in three rebounds.
The Pacers wrap up their Summer League "regular season" 1-3 with 11 points. They'll await tomorrow's action to determine their place on the final day, but they currently reside in seventh. Indiana appears to be headed towards the 7th Place Game, likely facing the New York Knicks or Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.