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Game Recap: Pacers 104, Warriors 95

The Pacers closed the game on a 16-5 run as they defeated the Warriors, 104-95. Domantas Sabonis recorded 18 points, 14 rebounds and six assists for the Pacers, while Myles Turner added 22 points, 11

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Game Recap: Pacers 104, Warriors 95

The Pacers closed the game on a 16-5 run as they defeated the Warriors, 104-95. Domantas Sabonis recorded 18 points, 14 rebounds and six assists for the Pacers, while Myles Turner added 22 points, 11
Jan 12, 2021  |  00:01

Postgame: Pacers Locker Room – Jan. 12, 2021

Jan. 12, 2021 – Nate Bjorkgren, Aaron Holiday, Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis speak with the media following Indiana’s 104-95 win over the Golden State Warriors.
Jan 13, 2021  |  01:27

Myles Turner Posts 22 points & 11 rebounds vs. Golden State Warriors

Myles Turner Posts 22 points & 11 rebounds vs. Golden State Warriors, 01/12/2021
Jan 13, 2021  |  00:01

Holiday Brothers Connect For Three

January 12, 2021: Aaron Holiday launches a cross-court pass to his brother Justin, who knocks down the corner 3-pointer.
Jan 13, 2021  |  00:09

Myles Drains the 3-Pointer

January 12, 2021: Myles Turner drains the open three.
Jan 13, 2021  |  00:09

Aaron Holiday Posts 16 points & 12 assists vs. Golden State Warriors

Aaron Holiday Posts 16 points & 12 assists vs. Golden State Warriors, 01/12/2021
Jan 13, 2021  |  00:01

Sumner Sprints to the Rim

January 12, 2021: Edmond Sumner shows off his speed and hits the layup in traffic.
Jan 13, 2021  |  00:09

Domas Works Off the Dribble

January 12, 2021: Domantas Sabonis beats his man off the dribble and hits the layup.
Jan 13, 2021  |  00:07

Domantas Sabonis Posts 18 points & 14 rebounds vs. Golden State Warriors

Domantas Sabonis Posts 18 points & 14 rebounds vs. Golden State Warriors, 01/12/2021
Jan 13, 2021  |  00:01

Holiday Finishes the Fastbreak

January 12, 2021: Justin Holiday finishes the fastbreak with a two-handed slam.
Jan 13, 2021  |  00:09

Brogdon Bounces It To Turner

January 12, 2021: Malcolm Brogdon accelerates and bounces a perfect pass to Myles Turner for the dunk.
Jan 12, 2021  |  00:08

Turner Takes It Himself

January 12, 2021: Myles Turner directs traffic and takes his man off the dribble with the spin move.
Jan 12, 2021  |  00:07

Sumner Finishes the Strong Baseline Drive

January 12, 2021: Edmond Sumner drives baseline and finishes strong through contact.
Jan 12, 2021  |  00:07

Domas With the Tough Finish

January 12, 2021: Domantas Sabonis gets under the basket and hits the tough layup.
Jan 12, 2021  |  00:09

Turner Hits the Three

January 12, 2021: Myles Turner hits the wide-open three off the feed from Domantas Sabonis.
Jan 12, 2021  |  00:12

Game Preview: Pacers at Trail Blazers

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 at 10:00 PM ET at Moda Center

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Matchup

After an impressive victory on Tuesday night at Golden State, the Pacers (7-4) will try to pick up another win on Thursday night in Portland against Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, and the Trail Blazers (7-4).

Indiana pulled away late for a 104-95 win over the Warriors on Tuesday that was highlighted by major contributions for Myles Turner and Aaron Holiday.

Turner scored a season-high 22 points to lead the team, while Holiday busted out of an early-season slump in a big way. The third-year guard had tallied a total of just 17 points on 6-for-28 shooting and six assists over his previous five contests, but set season highs on Tuesday with 16 points and 12 assists, including nine points and six assists in the fourth quarter.

The Pacers also locked down defensively against the Warriors. After allowing 125 and 127 points in their previous two games, Indiana limited Golden State to just 95 points on 38.6 percent shooting, deploying a variety of defensive looks against two-time MVP Stephen Curry, including a box-and-one defense for much of the night.

The Pacers face another stiff test on Thursday night against a Portland backcourt that currently boasts two of the NBA's top 10 scorers. McCollum (28.1 points per game) moved past Curry for second place in the league following Tuesday's games, while five-time All-Star Lillard is tied for fifth at 27.4 points per contest. Both Lillard and McCollum are prolific outside shooters, combining to attempt over 20 3-pointers a night.

The Blazers will be on the second half of a back-to-back on Thursday after a 132-126 win in Sacramento on Wednesday. Lillard scored 40 points and dished out 13 assists in the victory, while McCollum added 28 points, seven rebounds, and 10 assists. The duo combined to make 12 3-pointers in the win.

Projected Starters

Pacers: PG - Malcolm Brogdon, SG - Edmond Sumner, SF - Justin Holiday, PF - Domantas Sabonis, C - Myles Turner
Trail Blazers: PG - Damian Lillard, SG - CJ McCollum, SF - Derrick Jones Jr., PF - Robert Covington, C - Jusuf Nurkic

Injury Report

Pacers: Goga Bitadze - doubtful(right ankle sprain, Brian Bowen II - doubtful (partial groin tear), Jalen Lecque - doubtful (left ankle sprain), Jeremy Lamb - out (left knee rehabilation), Victor Oladipo - out (not with team), T.J. Warren - out (left foot stress fracture)

Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard - probable (right ankle sprain), Jusuf Nurkic - questionable (left quad contusion), Keljin Blevins - out (personal reasons), Zach Collins - out (left ankle stress fracture)

Last Meeting

Feb. 27, 2020: The Pacers handled their business against a Blazers team without Damian Lillard, picking up a 106-100 victory at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Domantas Sabonis overcame first-half foul trouble to post his 45th double-double of the season with 20 points and 11 rebounds, Malcolm Brogdon added 17 points, five rebounds, and eight assists, and Victor Oladipo scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half.

CJ McCollum led all scorers with 28 points and eight assists, though he went just 3-for-12 from 3-point range. Gary Trent Jr. added 20 points, Whiteside tallied 18 points, 16 rebounds, and four blocks, while Carmelo Anthony had 12 points and seven boards for Portland.

Noteworthy

  • The Pacers have dropped 11 straight games at Portland. Their last road win over the Blazers was on Nov. 28, 2007.
  • The Trail Blazers will visit Bankers Life Fieldhouse on a to-be-determined date during the second half of the season.
  • Domantas Sabonis now has 106 double-doubles with the Pacers, two shy of tying Roy Hibbert for seventh place in NBA franchise history.

Tickets

A limited number of tickets for upcoming Pacers home games from Jan. 24 through March 4 will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Single Game Tickets »   Health & Safety Guidelines »

Broadcast Information TV & Radio Listings »

TV: FOX Sports Indiana - Chris Denari (play-by-play), Quinn Buckner (analyst), Jeremiah Johnson (studio host)
Radio: 93.5/107.5 The Fan - Mark Boyle (play-by-play), Pat Boylan (studio host)





by Wheat Hotchkiss
Pacers.com Writer/Editor
@Wheat_Hotchkiss

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