By Michael Marot | AP By Michael Marot | AP October 29 at 7:31 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo’s step-back Three-pointer with 10.Three seconds left Sunday accomplished a late Indiana comeback that gave the Pacers a uncommon 97-94 victory over San Antonio Spurs.
The previous Indiana College star completed with 23 factors and 5 badists, and Domantas Sabonis added profession highs of 22 factors and 12 rebounds.
It’s solely the third time in 20 video games that the Pacers have overwhelmed the Spurs.
LaMarcus Aldridge completed with 26 factors and eight rebounds to guide San Antonio, which performed once more with out Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker. The loss means coach Gregg Popovich should wait one other day to tie Phil Jackson for sixth on the NBA’s profession victory record.
San Antonio has misplaced two in a row.
However when the Spurs opened the fourth quarter on an 18-5 run and took an 82-73 lead with 6:43 to go, it regarded just like the Spurs would run away.
As a substitute Sabonis and Oladipo, the 2 gamers acquired in final summer time’s blockbuster commerce that despatched Paul George to Oklahoma Metropolis, rallied the Pacers. They mixed for 9 factors in a 16-Four run with Sabonis’ 19-footer giving Indiana an 89-85 lead with Three:06 to go. Oladipo broke an 89-89 tie with a three-point play with 1:53 left.
And after Danny Inexperienced scored 5 straight factors to present the Spurs a 94-92 lead, Oladipo hit the lengthy rainbow jumper to place the Pacers forward 95-94.
Aldridge might have given the Spurs the lead with an 18-footer nevertheless it clanked off the rim and Cory Joseph grabbed the rebound and drew a foul. Joseph made each free throws and the Spurs acquired one final probability — Patty Mills’ Three to pressure additional time, nevertheless it hit nothing however air.
Spurs: Shot 40 p.c after taking pictures a season low 33.7 p.c at Orlando on Friday. … Aldridge has led San Antonio in scoring in all (5) video games this season and has (three) double-doubles. … Pau Gasol scored 17 factors and was the one different Spurs participant with greater than 10 factors.
Pacers: Myles Turner missed his fifth consecutive sport with a concussion. Coach Nate McMillan wouldn’t say if the beginning heart could be obtainable Tuesday night time. … McMillan was anxious in regards to the rebounding Sunday, however Indiana wound even, 44-44. … Bojan Bogdanovic scored 15 factors and Thaddeus Younger had 12.
Spurs: Go to the Celtics on Monday, in search of their 11th straight win within the collection and seventh straight in Boston.
Pacers: Looking for third straight win within the Sacramento collection Tuesday in Indy.
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