A balanced score puts the Pacers ahead of the shorthanded Grizzlies


Malcolm Brogdon scored 19 factors, Domantas Sabonis added 18 and the Indiana Pacers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 117-104, exhausted Monday night time.

Seven gamers scored double digits for the Balanced Pacers, together with Myles Turner with 17 factors. Jeremy Lamb and Justin Holiday had 15 every, and Holiday solely missed one of his six three-point makes an attempt.

Jaren Jackson Jr. led Memphis with 31 factors, a excessive level in the season. Solomon Hill joined the beginning lineup and added 22, additionally a greatest of the season. Dillon Brooks completed with 19 out of 7 pictures.

The Grizzlies didn’t play as 5 gamers – all key components of the rotation – had been absent with varied ills. This left reserves to attempt to play with any sort of rhythm.

For the most half, it was a failure.

The Pacers frequently took benefit and went to 85-73 at the finish of the third quarter, whereas the 5 starters had already achieved double digits.

T.J. Warren and Sabonis supplied the offensive assault for the entrance zone, scoring 14 and 10 factors respectively, whereas Brogdon already had 12 to assist Indiana take the lead 57-47 at halftime.


Pacers: Vanquished Memphis 126-114 final Monday. … Sabonis has reached the double digits of the 18 video games he has performed this season. He additionally recorded his 15th double-double of the season. … Warren was held at 14 factors, all in the first half. He has had a minimum of 23 in three of his earlier 4 video games.

Grizzlies: Played with out their two rookies in the first spherical. G Ja Morant heals the painful again of the loss Monday in Indiana, and F Brandon Clarke struggles with left hip ache. Meanwhile, striker Kyle Anderson has additionally been absent with proper heel ache. C Jonas Valančiūnas was out with an sickness. … Tyus Jones began in place of Morant and Hill replaces Valančiūnas.


Pacers: Travel to Oklahoma City to play Thunder Wednesday night time.

Grizzlies: Play Chicago Wednesday night time.


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