Pacers get by Nets 133-111
By: Mike Stiles - Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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(INDIANAPOLIS) – Tyrese Haliburton scored 27 points and had 13 assists to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 133-111 rout of the Brooklyn Nets. Despite being ejected for a flagrant foul midway through the third quarter, Pacers forward Jalen Smith had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Pascal Siakam added 15 points and Obi Toppin had 14 for the Indiana. Cam Thomas scored 22 points, Trendon Watford 21 and Mikal Bridges had 19 for the Nets. The Pacers shot 52% for the game. Indiana dominated from the start, leading 43-27 after the first quarter and 75-47 at halftime. The Pacers led by as many as 29 in the first half. Indiana center Myles Turner dislocated his right index finger on a dunk attempt when he was fouled by Watford. The Pacers called a timeout with less than a minute left in second quarter, so he could shoot free throws, hitting the second of two attempts. Turner did not return in the second half, finishing with nine points and five blocked shots in 14 minutes.