The Indiana Pacers led by one over the Golden State Warriors after the first quarter, but turned up the energy in the second and third quarters. The Pacers outscored the Warriors 70-51 across the middle two periods, jumping ahead by 20.
The Warriors showed fight to start the fourth, scoring the first 10 points of the quarter to cut the lead in half. At that point, Victor Oladipo stepped up for the Pacers, recording a pair of steals, forcing a jump ball, and being incredibly active as Indiana responded with a 12-1 run to put the Warriors away, sweeping the season series.
Oladipo finished with 21 points, hitting three of Indiana’s 15 threes on the night. Bojan Bogdanovic led the way from three point range, hitting 6-7 from deep as part of his game high 28 points. Bogdanovic shot 11-13 from the floor. Darren Collison scored 16, dishing a team high seven assists on a night when the Pacers had 32 assists overall, leading them to 53.8% shooting for the game.
The Pacers pick up a big win late in the year to help them try and work back into play for home court advantage as they ready themselves for a back-to-back road game against the East leading Toronto Raptors tomorrow night.