Clippers Defeat Shorthanded Pacers, 115-109
The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the visiting Indiana Pacers, 115-109, at Staples Center on Tuesday. While this wasn't a wire-to-wire win for the Clippers, they held the lead for the final 46 minutes. It was a 25-16 first quarter that really set the tone, as a 34-26 third quarter was simply too much for Indiana to overcome. Turnovers were the difference in the game, with Los Angeles winning that battle, 20-13. That allowed the Clippers to win the points off turnover differential, 22-9. Los Angeles also did a ton of damage through transition, outscoring Indiana in fastbreak scoring, 19-6. The Pacers (44-28) were led by Bojan Bogdanovic, as he tallied 19 points, five rebounds and two assists. Myles Turner finished with 11 points, five rebounds, two assists and five blocks. Tyreke Evans was huge off the bench, providing 19 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Domantas Sabonis also played well off the bench, amassing 13 points, 16 rebounds and six assists. The Clippers (42-30) were led by Danilo Gallinari, as he collected 24 points, two rebounds, three assists and two steals. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander totaled 17 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals. Montrezl Harrell led the bench with 20 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and two steals. Lou Williams amassed 11 points and nine assists off the bench as well. The Pacers will continue their West Coast road trip on Thursday, as they travel to face the Golden State Warriors. As for the Clippers, they return to action on Friday in a road matchup versus the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Posted on: 3/19/2019 9:59 PM