Another night, another blowout for the Indiana Pacers. This time, the Brooklyn Nets were the victim. The Pacers broke a relatively close game open in the third quarter and cruised to a 103-86 victory Monday night.
Lance Stephenson had 26 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals and Paul George scored 26 points, grabbed six rebounds, had five assists and two steals to lead the Pacers.
The Nets got a team-high 17 points out of Joe Johnson and seemingly every other player was off on the night.
Deron Williams dished out eight assists, but scored nine points on just three-of-nine shooting while the Nets’ starting front court of Mirza Teletovic, Kevin Garnett and Alan Anderson combined for just 25 points on seven-of-23 shooting. As a team, the Nets shot just 29-of-76 from the field (38.2%), six-of-26 from beyond the arc (23.1%) and only really stayed in the game at all because of their free throw shooting (22-of-25).
The win improves the Pacers to 23-5 while the Nets are now just 9-18.