The Pacers have their first winning streak of the season. Indiana won their 2nd straight defeating Cleveland on the road, 119-107.
This time around, Bojan Bogdanovic led the Pacers in scoring. Bogdanovic had 25 points (10-14), 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal. Victor Oladipo was right there, finishing with 24 points (10-15), 3 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals. The dynamic duo on Saturday combined for 49 points.
Darren Collison (5-8) and Myles Turner (7-10) each chipped in 15 points apiece. Thaddeus Young added 10 points (5-8), as the entire starting lineup finished in double-figure scoring. Additionally, Domantas Sabonis provided 15 key points (6-9) off the bench.
Indiana was clicking with six 10+ point performances on Saturday night.
With 6 excellent shooting performances came great team shooting numbers. Indiana shot the ball 48-75 (64.9%) from the field, 5-13 (38.5%) from deep, and 18-26 (69.2%) from the charity stripe. They could improve on their free throw shooting which has been solid to date.
The Pacers lost the rebounding battle, but that didn’t stop them anywhere else. Indiana’s ball movement was fluent dishing out 28 assists. Additionally, the Pacers outhustled Cleveland with 13 steals and 3 blocks. Indiana scored 20 points on the fast break compared to just 6 from the Cavs.
4-2, 4th Place in East
Up Next for the Pacers
Indiana is off on Sunday before returning home on Monday. The Pacers face Portland at 7:00 PM ET on Fox Sports Indiana.