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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 Rewind: Pacers 104, Warriors 95

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at 10:30 PM ET at Chase Center
by Wheat Hotchkiss
Pacers.com Writer/Editor
@Wheat_Hotchkiss

Game Recap

Playing on the second night of a back-to-back, the Pacers were without seven players on Tuesday night at Golden State. But Indiana used a balanced offensive attack and strong defense to pull away late to beat Stephen Curry and the Warriors.

Five Pacers scored in double figures and three recorded double-doubles as Indiana (7-4) bounced back from two straight losses and came away with a 104-95 win over Golden State (6-5).

The two teams were tied at 90 in the final minutes of regulation, but Myles Turner's third 3-pointer of the night gave Indiana the lead with 2:59 remaining. Aaron Holiday's layup 25 seconds later pushed the Pacers' lead to five.

Malcolm Brogdon was initially whistled for a foul on Draymond Green on the other end, but Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren challenged the call and won. Indiana won the ensuing jump ball, and Holiday found his big brother Justin for his 12th assist of the night.

A Domantas Sabonis layup and Justin Holiday free throw capped a pivotal 13-0 run by Indiana to seal a bounce-back victory.

"I just think we were really locked in from the jump," Turner said after the win. "I think we had a really good game plan going into (Tuesday). Everybody executed it quite well.

"They went on their runs like good teams do. I don't think that team gets enough credit, they're a tough team in the West...they definitely made it tough for us, but we prevailed with our defense."

Turner led the Pacers with a season-high 22 points, 11 rebounds, and five blocks while going 7-for-10 from the field and 3-for-5 from 3-point range. Sabonis added 18 points, 14 rebounds, and six assists.

Aaron Holiday busted out of an early season slump to tally 16 points and 12 assists off the bench, tallying nine points and six dimes in the fourth quarter alone.

"I know how good I am," Holiday said. "I know how I can play. I missed a few shots (to start the season), but they were good looks, so I can't really worry about that. All I can do is shoot them. It felt good to get the win. That's all that really matters."

The Pacers got off to a sluggish start on the second night of a back-to-back. Indiana opened Tuesday's contest by going 3-for-12 from the field while committing four turnovers, which allowed Golden State to open up an 18-9 lead. The offense picked up a little from there, but Indiana still trailed 28-19 entering the second quarter.

The Blue & Gold mounted a rally to start the second quarter, opening the frame with a 15-4 run to briefly take the lead. The Warriors responded with an 11-2 run of their own to retake control and remained in front for the remainder of the first half, taking a 57-50 lead into the intermission.

The Pacers rallied again in the third quarter, using a 10-2 run — capped by Edmond Sumner taking it right at Green for a fastbreak layup — to take a 65-64 lead midway through the period.

But Curry came to life for Golden State shortly thereafter, hitting two 3-pointers and a floater over an 11-4 Warriors run to retake the lead. Indiana closed the third quarter with four straight points, but the hosts held a narrow 75-73 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

Indiana moved back in front early in the final frame thanks to five straight points from Turner. The Warriors moved back in front after back-to-back threes from Damion Lee and Mychal Mulder before Aaron Holiday's 3-pointer tied the game at 88 with 5:25 to play.

Curry's jumper 20 seconds later put the Warriors back in front, but Holiday answered again with a left-handed layup with 3:38 remaining, the start of what proved to be 13 unanswered points from the Blue & Gold.

"They were mad from last night and they came today with an edge to them," Bjorkgren said.

Brogdon finished with 13 points and eight assists for Indiana. Sumner, making his first start of the season, added 12 points on 6-of-11 shooting and four rebounds.

Andrew Wiggins led Golden State with 22 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and five blocks. Curry added 20 points on 7-of-17 shooting (3-of-8 from 3-point range), while Kelly Oubre Jr. added 17 points and five rebounds.

The Pacers were without starting guard Victor Oladipo on Tuesday. The two-time All-Star has yet to play both nights of a back-to-back since returning from a ruptured quad tendon last January.

Indiana will continue its five-game Western Conference road trip on Thursday night in Portland before visiting Phoenix and Los Angeles (to take on the Clippers) over the weekend.

Inside the Numbers

Turner topped 20 points for the first time this season while also blocking at least four shots for the sixth time in 11 games to open the year.

Sabonis recorded his 11th straight double-double to open the season. He is two more double-doubles away from tying his own franchise record for consecutive double-doubles, a mark he set last season from Nov. 25 to Dec. 17.

Indiana outscored the Warriors 56-34 in points in the paint.

After allowing 125 and 127 points in their previous two games, the Pacers kept Golden State under the century mark on Tuesday while limiting the Warriors to 38.6 percent shooting.

You Can Quote Me On That

"I thought our readiness was much better. Whatever happened on the offensive end, makes or misses, I thought our readiness just getting back and getting our defense set up was key there. And the communication among the players out there on the floor, they were really talking through all the actions and being aggressive." -Bjorkgren on the difference defensively from the previous two games

"He was big there in the fourth (quarter)...He was just making the right play, making the right reads if he needed to go to the rim or if he needed to kick out for a three ball. It was nice to see the ball in his hands there navigating through ball screens." -Bjorkgren on Aaron Holiday

"I just tried to find my teammates on the weak side. They did a great job hitting shots for me coming down the stretch." -Aaron Holiday on his mentality in the fourth quarter

"You can't not be aggressive. I think the past couple games I haven't been aggressive enough, especially last game. Shooting the ball four or five times a game is not the way I want to play. The coaching staff encourages me to be aggressive, so tonight I just wanted to bounce back and I was able to do that." -Turner on taking on a greater offensive role on Tuesday

"Aaron was big time. Aaron and Myles came out and changed the whole game with their defense, their energy, their offense. They just made the right reads the whole game." -Sabonis

Stat of the Night

Over his previous five games entering Tuesday, Aaron Holiday had a total of just 17 points on 6-for-28 shooting and six assists. He had 16 points and 12 assists — both season highs — against the Warriors, recording his first double-double since Aug. 1.

Noteworthy

  • Reserve guard T.J. McConnell missed his third straight game after his wife gave birth to their first child last week. Bjorkgren said after Tuesday's game that McConnell could possibly rejoin the team at some point during the road trip.
  • The Pacers have won in their last two games at Golden State, their only visits so far to the Chase Center, which opened last season.
  • All 10 Pacers players in uniform saw the floor and scored on Tuesday, including reserves JaKarr Sampson (six points and seven rebounds), Kelan Martin (two points and three rebounds), and rookie Cassius Stanley (two points).

Up Next

Indiana travels to Portland to take on Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 10:00 PM ET.

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 »





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