So many clanks.
The Pacers bounced 25 threes off the iron (yes, the Pacers didn’t take 25 threes, they MISSED 25 threes) while the Hornets missed 27 from behind the arc. The Pacers were beaten on the boards by five rebounds, but with all of the long caroms, some of that was luck of the bounce. However, early in the game, Bismack Biyombo in particular, was quicker to the ball than the Pacers bigs. Still, both Domas Sabonis and Myles Turner finished with double-doubles.
The Pacers did have 30 assists on their 40 field goals which is how they like to go about getting buckets, but the game in general was nothing special once the bench pushed back a second-half run by the Hornets. In the end, the Pacers won by 22 going away, so please don’t take easy dubs like this for granted.
With the Lakers in town on Tuesday, the starters were able to play fewer minutes than usual. Only Sabonis went over the 30 minute mark and Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb and T.J. Warren weren’t needed at all in the fourth quarter thanks to the closing power of Aaron Holiday who scored 12 of his game-high 23 points in the final quarter.
After taking care of business on Sunday, the Pacers are set up well to take a swing at the top team in the West on Tuesday. The Lakers weren’t happy with their winning effort in Atlanta on Sunday, beating the Hawks by five. Frank Vogel has already sounded the alarm and you know he will be motivating his current team to take care of his old team.
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