Pacers beat Thunder 126-112
By: Mike Stiles - Saturday, April 6, 2024

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(INDIANAPOLIS) – Pascal Siakam scored 21 points, Aaron Nesmith had 17 points and the Indiana Pacers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 126-112 on Friday night for their ninth victory in 14 games. Pacers All-Star Tyrese Haliburton was held to eight points, but had 11 assists. With his 11th assist, Haliburton broke the Pacers’ single-season record of 713 set by Mark Jackson in 1997-98. T.J. McConnell and Myles Turner added 16 points apiece for Indiana. Lu Dort led Oklahoma City with 22 points. Fighting for the top spot in the Western Conference, the Thunder were without injured All-Star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and second leading scorer Jalen Williams. Kenrich Williams added 18 points and 8 rebounds for the Thunder. Josh Giddey had 14 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds. Indiana shot 52% and made 15 3-pointers to Oklahoma City’s eight, while the Thunder shot 49% and committed 15 turnovers.