Playing their first game in a week, the Pacers took a 58-56 lead over the Golden State Warriors into halftime on Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Pacers jumped out to an early 14-9 lead behind six quick points from Malcolm Brogdon. Warriors star guard Stephen Curry missed his first four 3-point attempts, but bounced back by scoring seven points during a 14-2 Golden State run to surge in front.
Indiana then closed the frame with a 6-2 spurt to trim the deficit to 25-22 entering the second quarter.
The Blue & Gold got a big lift from Domantas Sabonis in the ensuing frame. The Lithuanian big man scored 15 points in the period, which featured three ties and seven lead changes, to give Indiana a two-point lead at the intermission.
Sabonis led all scorers with 17 points and 10 rebounds in the first half, going 6-for-8 from the field and 5-for-8 from the free throw line. Brogdon added 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting.
Curry had 15 points, seven rebounds, and three assists for the Warriors, but went just 1-for-7 from 3-point range. Kelly Oubre Jr. and Andrew Wiggins added 10 points apiece.
Broadcast Information TV & Radio Listings »
TV: FOX Sports Indiana – Chris Denari (play-by-play), Quinn Buckner (analyst), Jeremiah Johnson (sideline reporter/host)
ESPN – Mike Breen (play-by-play), Hubie Brown (analyst), Jorge Sedano (sideline reporter)
Radio: 93.5/107.5 The Fan – Mark Boyle (play-by-play), Pat Boylan (sideline reporter/host)
Please Note: Inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Pacers radio broadcasts can be heard on 1080 AM instead of 1070.