NEW YORK – Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, with 26 points, seven rebounds and three assists, led the Indiana Pacers to victory over the Brooklyn Nets 109-97 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Sunday, snapping a two-game losing streak in the process.
Power forward Domantas Sabonis also shone with 17 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for the Pacers (17-13), who are tied for third place in the Central Division with the Detroit Pistons.
Center Myles Turner put up 16 points, six rebounds and two blocks, while backup point guard Cory Joseph scored 15 points and Darren Collison managed 14 points and six assists.
Brooklyn guard Allen Crabbe shook off recent struggles and managed 17 points on 5-for-7 shooting, including four three-pointers, finishing as his team’s highest scorer despite not making a basket in the second half.
Nets forward Quincy Acy and guards Caris LeVert and Joe Harris scored 14 points each, but could not prevent defeat, their third in a row.
The Pacers were leading by 14 with 7:08 remaining in the fourth quarter before Nets point guard Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and LeVert combined for a 6-0 run to take the score to 86-94.
But the Pacers immediately responded with eight straight points, including a basket by Joseph that led to a technical foul on Nets coach Kenny Atkinson, and sealed the game.