Slim margin, but it looks like they got the call right.
IN averages 12.1 second chance points per game, which ranks 15th in the league.
It was a rough start for the Pacers in this game. As a result, IN faced a 24-6 deficit with 4:48 remaining IN the first quarter. IN shot a horrific 27.3% from the field and 0% from beyond the arc during this frame.
IN began to slowly chip away at the lead.
The Pacers average 18.2 points off turnovers per game, which ranks fourth in the National Basketball Association.
Getting to the line could be hard to come by for IN in this showdown. Their offense was fantastic as they shot 54.2% from the field and 71.4% on 3-pointers while turning the ball over only twice.More news: Senator Tina smith back in MN after 1st week in Washington DC
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Earlier in the day, James, the best player of this and most other generations held court with the media. IN led 76-74 at the end of the third quarter. Oladipo made the free throw to give IN an 84-82 lead with 7:53 to go, a costly point. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.9 points and 6.4 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 26.3 points and seven rebounds. LeBron can't do everything, and he's clearly getting annoyed. "I just felt like I was a little off rhythm-wise". The King immediately pushed the Pacers guard aside, but was issued a technical foul for retaliating.
"The game will let you know when it's over with", James said before the Raptors' game in Toronto on Thursday, per Cleveland.com. It's the first time in 10 Central Division games Cleveland failed to score at least 100. "So, yeah, I was surprised". After the game, he described Stephenson as a "dirty" player. The Pacers were far more efficient and it was crucial in the end.
However, like they've had to do too often as of late, the Pacers clawed their way back with strong play from their guards. Love went over the 7,000-rebound mark during the game and now has 7,007. They made a huge mistake that could've cost them the game.
Cleveland was able to do basically whatever they wanted easily in the opening period.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 23 points and Eric Bledsoe added 21 points and four steals for the Bucks. Malcolm Brogdon tallied 17 points for Milwaukee, which scored just 12 points on 5-of-20 shooting in the final quarter and shot 42.9 percent overall.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 15 of his 20 points in the first half for the Spurs, who committed 21 turnovers while playing without injured starters Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Danny Green.
Their defense was especially impressive to close out the game. While everyone expects LeBron James and company to be (very) risky before the NBA Playoffs arrive, the team just dropped two straight games by 25-plus points and, outside of a wild winning streak, Cleveland's production has been quite pedestrian.