A big second half performance from the Indiana Pacers propelled them past the Brooklyn Nets to get them their first win of the year. The Pacers were caught in a back and forth throughout the first half, but opened up a double figure lead in the third quarter, holding off the Nets down the stretch to secure the victory.
Turnovers proved a crucial deciding factor in tonight’s game with the Pacers winning the turnover battle 9-20, outscoring the Nets 28-16. That effort helped them overcome the early loss of Myles Turner with a right ankle injury.
The rest of the starting lineup picked up their games in the absence of Turner, all scoring at 20 points or above, led by Domantas Sabonis with 29 points. Jeremy Lamb finished with 25 on 11-18 shooting. Malcolm Brogdon completed his fourth straight double double with 21 points and 13 assists while T.J. Warren reached 50% shooting in a 20-point performance.
The Pacers return home on Friday looking for revenge against the Cleveland Cavaliers.