Pacers dominate Jazz, earn 3rd straight win
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[November 20, 2018]
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 21
points and Domantas Sabonis just missed recording a triple-double as
Indiana cruised to a 121-94 win on Monday over the visiting Utah
Sabonis scored 19 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out a
career-high nine assists in 26 minutes off the bench.
The win was the third straight for the Pacers as Indiana completed a
sweep of a three-game homestand that included wins over Miami and
The Pacers were playing without Victor Oladipo, who missed his first
game of the season because of a sore right knee. Tyreke Evans got
the start and totaled eight points, five assists and two steals.
Aaron Holiday, the rookie from UCLA, also made a significant
contribution for the Pacers, coming off the bench to score 19 points
and grab seven rebounds.
Ricky Rubio led the Jazz with 28 points, six assists and three
steals. Jae Crowder had 14 points off the bench and Rudy Gobert
recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 boards.
The Indiana defense smothered Donovan Mitchell, who came in
averaging 21.7 points per game, holding him to just seven points on
3-of-8 from the field.
The Pacers took control midway through the first quarter when
Bogdanovic's step-back 27-foot jumper gave Indiana a 12-10 lead.
Indiana went on a 12-2 run to open up a 24-12 lead on two free
throws from Sabonis at the 2:40 mark of the period.
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Pacers center Myles Turner (33) shoots the ball as Utah Jazz center
Rudy Gobert (27) defends in the first quarter at Bankers Life
Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Thaddeus Young's jumper put Indiana up 39-19 early in the second
Utah cut the deficit to six at 47-41 on a Joe Ingles 3-point jumper
with a little more than three minutes left in the half. Indiana
stretched the lead back to 10 (57-47) heading into the intermission.
The Jazz cut the lead to nine early in the third but would get no
closer the rest of the game.
After committing 24 turnovers in a win against Atlanta on Saturday,
the Pacers turned the ball over just nine times against the Jazz.
Utah turned the ball over 18 times, which Indiana turned into 33
--Field Level Media
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