Turner hits 34 as Pacers beat Clippers 131-130

Myles Turner scored 34 points, Tyrese Haliburton had 24 points and 10 assists, including 14 points in the final four minutes, and the Indiana Pacers cruised to a 131-130 victory over Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. George scored 45 points, the most by a Clippers player this season, in his return to Indianapolis and Kawhi Leonard had 24 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Leonard missed a 3-pointer from the right wing that would have tied the game at 130. Haliburton then made a free throw with 5.3 seconds left to push Indiana’s lead to 131-127 before George hit a 3-pointer as time expired. Buddy Hield finished with 18 points for Indiana, while Aaron Nesmith had 16 and Bennedict Mathurin had 15 off the bench. The Pacers shot 52% from the field. The Clippers finished with 54% but committed 16 turnovers. Dominican Chris Duarte did not score in 14 minutes of action. He was 0-for-5 from the field, including 0-for-3 on 3-pointers. Haliburton, who also had seven rebounds and four steals, had a tense, back-and-forth fourth quarter. Los Angeles led by six with 5:27 to go, but, starting with two free throws at the 3:47 mark, Haliburton put together a 13-point flurry punctuated by two free throws for a 128-125 lead with 29 seconds. remaining. George made two free kicks to bring Los Angeles back within one with 20.8 seconds to play, but the Clippers let nearly eight seconds go by before fouling Turner on Indiana’s next possession. Turner made two free throws to restore a three-point lead for the Pacers, who have won five of their last six. Turner’s hook shot early in the third quarter put the Pacers ahead by 14 points, the most of either side. The Clippers responded by scoring on 11 of their next 13 possessions, a streak capped by George’s 3 to make it 86-86 with 3:54 remaining in the quarter. The score was still tied, at 93, going into the fourth.

Read Also:  Meet Alvaro Tejero, Espanyol's Latest Signing

Recent Articles

Related News

Leave A Reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here