The Indiana Pacers fell in disappointing fashion to the Oklahoma City Thunder, never looking completely comfortable, but still finding themselves in the game late. Unfortunately, it culminated in a costly turnover with 10 seconds left down just three, leading to a frustrating 100-95 loss.
Nothing seemed to go well for the Pacers. Victor Oladipo led the way with 19 points, but was just 9-26 from the floor, and 1-9 from three. Oladipo struggled, but so did Paul George, who scored just 12 points on 3-14 in his return to Indianapolis.
The difference came from Oklahoma City’s role players, led by Steven Adams with 23 and Alex Abrines with 14. The former dominated the game on the glass, pulling in nine of the Thunder’s 17 offensive rebounds, the latter’s lone offensive board leading to a game sealing putback to put the Thunder up three.
For the Pacers, Bojan Bogdanovic scored 15 points and Darren Collison put in 14. Thaddeus Young had an 11 point, 10 rebound double double, coming up with seven steals and three blocks. The Pacers wrap up their home stand Friday against the Detroit Pistons.