Clippers 126 - 115 Pacers 115: scores, stats and plays.
The hottest team in the NBA got even hotter tonight after a road win in Indiana. With Kawai Leonard on the bench, Paul George took the mic, and led the Clippers to their sixth straight victory.
No Kawai, no problem
LA grabbed the lead early on and held on to the lead nearly the entire game. In the first half both teams battled back and forth, and the Pacers did manage to lead for a moment. But Paul George looked like the Paul George we used to use in a Pacers uniform years ago. From downtown, or above the iron PG13 put on a show at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Hot start for George set tone for the Clippers
George started the first quarter making a statement. With no Kawai, Indiana was going to have to worry about him all night. And he became a big problem for the boys from the Hoosier state. George scored 16 points in the first quarter and ended with 36, 8 and 7.
Clips will try to stretc their streak to Detroit
Marcus Morris added another 22 and seven rebounds to secure the sixth straight win for the Clippers.
This was the first of three road games for the LA, and will travel to Detroit with a chance to stretch their streak to seven.
It's all over from here in Indana. The Clippers with a convincing victory of the road to keep their win streak alive.
Stanley with a bucket of the bench for Indana as both teams has dug deep into the bench to finish out the game
Coffee to the line, hits both. CLips lead buy 13
LaVert will go to the line after the timeout, Merely stat padding at the moment. This game is well out of reach.
Reggie Jackson to the line to extend the LA lead. With under a minute to go this game looks out of reach for the Pacers
Batum puts his hed down and drives straight at the rack for a deuce.
Under two minutes in Indiana. Clips up 9
Brogdon again in this second half! Making the charge back all on his own.
Under five to go from Indiana with LA leadeing by 11
Brogdon out of the timeout with a three pointer
George with another jam! This game is getting out of hand for the Pacers. Timeout Indiana
Batum with the bomb. Three ball from Batum
Brogdon responds with a short two
Patterson off the no look from George. PG serving up some assistis tonight as well.
Holiday form downtown, 113-104
Batum on the follow in transition, Clips lead by 12
McConnell with back to back buckets tyring to keep Indiana in this game
8-0 LA Run is stopped by McConnell
PG this time above the clouds, throwing down the thunder. Timeout Pacers
George is in the zone, 36 points for PG after his last deuce.
Rondo to Batum, and what a back door dime for the lead pass to Batum who finishes with a slam
Brogdon off the dribble from the elbow closes the gap to three going into the fourth
MOrris and Sabonis exchanging points down low
Holiday caps off a crazy sequence, a steal by the Pacers, a block for LA and the a turnover leaves Holiday an open layup
LaVert to the line for two after the foul by George. Drops both
Paul George attacking the iron again, he's over 30 for the night
Sabonis in the paint with a soft touch
Morris is doing it from inside and out.
The offense is starting to come to life in this third quarter. And of course Paul George is on the front line of attack for LA
LaVert is hooping tonight. His midrange J is good and Indiana is up
LaVert gives the Pacers the lead back with a three
Aireal attack from Paul George on the baseline, the highlight of a fantastic night already
PG from downtowm! He can not be stopped
Sabonis yet again on the inside. He is one of the best interior players in the league today
Kennard with a trey and the Clips are up 3
Jackson with the and 1 for LA with the scoop, score, and the free throw
Timeout for LA after the steat and score for Edmund Summer, and the Pacers lead by three
Sabonis gives the Pacers their first lead since the first quarter
Morris with a triple try for the first bucket of the second half for the Clips
Brogdon ties us up
Back in action here from Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Sabonis was instrumental in the Pacers comeback effort in the second quarter after going down by nine points
PG has been the story of the first half with 23 points, he is making up with no Kawai in the line up tonight
George with a fade away!! 23 points for PG13 in the first half
LaVert with a pretty finish aroung the basket.
Holiday responds with a three of his own and back to a three point game.
PG with a jumper over Holiday
Zubac on the dash to the rack, with an easy dunk
Largest lead tonight is nine, held by LA at the begining of the quarter
Morris responds with a three of his own. Timeout on the floor
Brogdon ties up the game from 3
Zubac beating everyone down the floor for the easy transition layup
Sabonis is finding his space down low, he's dropped the last four points for the Pacers and goes to the line and hits his ft
PG13 from three! 19 pts for George
Sabonis drwing contact and sinks a deuce, Brogdon scores a three shortly after
Everything is going through Paul George for the Clips. He goes back to the line and hits both. Clippers up by 9
Pacers are having trouble scoring, while the Clips have stretched their lead to 7
Holiday with a quick burst to the basket and we've got a one point game. Time out from Indiana
Another offenseive board and put back by Patterson
Patterson on the offensive board scores on the second chance
Tie ball game three minutes into the 2nd quarter.
15 points for PG after the first quarter
TJ McConnell with a triple to end the quarter. Pacers lead by 3
PG with the triple
LaVert on the iso, gets to the basket, drops the bucket and gets the foul. And 1 is good and Pavers up 3
Rondo finds Morris out of the timeout to but the lead to one
Holiday with back to back buckets has the Pacers up three and LA takes a Timeout
Holiday with the long ball have found their stroke on the offensive end
Zubac not for the first time with a strong finish down low
Paul George with a triple off the offensive rebound.
Brogdon with a three ball has the Pacers to within a basket
PG with his first fg of the game going right into the body of Sabonis
George hits both and LA leads by 5
George going back to the line for LA. He has started off aggresive and a chance for more early points from the stripe
Kennard with jumper off the inbound.
LaVert to the line for the first time tonight for the Pacers, drops both
Plenty of turnovers at the befining part of this game. But Morris drops a three for LA
Paul George to the line makes both, has had 30+ in three straight games
Zubac with an easy slam. The Ciips going to their big man early on
Morris with the first bucket of a game with a baby hook in the lane.
Kawai Leonard will not be playing tonight. Paul George is going to play the leading role tonight.
Expect points tonight. The Pacers have scored 132 points in three of their last four wins. The Clippers are averaging 115 points a game this season.
The Clippers are 3.5 games back of the Jazz in the West, and the Pacers are holding on to the 8th spot in the East
Both teams on winning streaks coming into tonight. The Clips have won their last five, and the Pacers have won three straight.
We are just moments away from tip off from Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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