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Pacers score 86 in a half against Wembanyama and the Spurs: What is the NBA record?

The NBA record for the most points scored in the first half of an NBA game is 107, a record held jointly by two franchises since the 1990 season.

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The Spurs lost to the Indiana Pacers 152-111, the second time they lost by 40 or more points this season. The Pacers took an early lead and never looked back, thanks to their impressive three-point shooting. The Spurs struggled to stop them, committing several fouls and failing to secure rebounds. Keldon Johnson tried his best, but the Pacers continued to dominate. San Antonio’s second unit fought hard, but the Pacers’ lead only grew, and the fourth quarter became garbage time.

The Pacers started strong with Obi Toppin defending and Tyrese Haliburton’s hot hand, taking a 9-4 lead with little resistance. Myles Turner then helped keep the Pacers ahead, making 11 points and five rebounds in the first seven minutes of play. The Pacers kept cruising to close the first quarter with a 16-point lead and continued to dominate in the second. They made 14 out of 22 three-pointers and were perfect from the foul line, leading 86-61 at halftime and tying the Pacers’ franchise record for points in one half.

The Spurs are still figuring out how to get Wembanyama involved, which leads to him taking foul shots. Coach Pop praised Johnson and Collins’ consistency, but it wasn’t enough to stop a strong opponent. Sochan struggled and needed patience. McDermott played well as a bench shooter. Jones had a good game with eight assists but struggled with his scoring. Osman, Bassey, Champagnie, and Graham didn’t make much impact. This game is unlikely to affect their minutes much.

What is the NBA record for halftime points?

In the NBA, the highest number of points scored by a team in the first half of a game is 107.

This record is tied between two teams: the Phoenix Suns and the Golden State Warriors. On November 10, 1990, the Phoenix Suns set the record during a game against the Denver Nuggets. The Suns’ offense was on fire, and they scored 107 points in the first half, leaving the Nuggets trailing far behind.

The Golden State Warriors matched this record on November 2, 1990, in a game against the Sacramento Kings. It was an impressive display of offensive prowess by the Warriors, who scored a whopping 107 points in the first half.