Thunder Falls To Pacers In Close One
OKLAHOMA CITY - T.J. Warren scored 24 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-100 on Wednesday night.
Domantas Sabonis added 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Pacers. They have won seven of eight.
Steven Adams scored 20 points on 8-for-8 shooting and Danilo Gallinari and Dennis Schroder each added 18 points for the Thunder.
The Thunder led 50-49 at halftime. Adams scored 14 points on 6-for-6 shooting before the break, and the Thunder shot 52.5%.
Gallinari made four 3-pointers in the first 5 1/2 minutes of the third quarter to help put the Thunder up 64-60. The Pacers rallied, and Justin Holiday’s layup with less than a second left in the third quarter put the Pacers up 79-78.
Indiana led 103-100 in the final minute of the fourth quarter and Oklahoma City had a chance to tie. Terrance Ferguson missed a 3-pointer from the corner with 17 seconds left, and Warren made two free throws at the other end with 13.2 seconds to go to put the Pacers in control for good.
Pacers: Starters Sabonis and Jeremy Lamb are former Thunder players who were cheered during pregame introductions. Lamb finished with 13 points. ... Another former Thunder player, Doug McDermott, also plays for the Pacers. He scored 14 points. ... Sabonis committed three fouls in a 23-second stretch in the fourth quarter.
Thunder: Oklahoma City G Andre Roberson is away from the team while recovering from his left knee injury. He has not played for nearly two years. There is no timetable for his return. ... Shot 52.5 percent in the first half. ... Lost a coaches’ challenge in the third quarter. ... G Chris Paul went scoreless the first three quarters and finished with 4 points on 2-for-9 shooting.
Pacers: At Detroit on Friday night.
Thunder: Host Minnesota on Friday night.