Oladipo scores 38, Pacers rally to beat Nets in OT

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Hornets storm back from 18 down, trounce Bucks 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Read Next “For whatever reason, it was tough for us in the first half,” Oladipo said. “In the second half, things started going our way. We picked it up and played at a high level on both ends.”Myles Turner had 23 points and nine rebounds and tied his career high with six blocks, and Bojan Bogdanovic finished with 17 points and six rebounds for the Pacers (19-14), who came back from down 19 to take an 85-84 lead on Lance Stephenson’s free throw with 8:29 remaining in regulation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSpencer Dinwiddle led the Nets (12-20) and tied his career high with 26 points. He made three free throws with 19 seconds left in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 111 and force overtime.DeMarre Carroll finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds and made a 3-pointer to tie it at 119 with 45 seconds left in overtime. Oladipo made four free throws in two trips to the line in the final 29 seconds to seal the win. The Pacers are having little trouble with Brooklyn, though. Indiana has won six straight against the Nets, including three this season. The two teams meet for the final game of the four-game regular-season series on Feb. 14 in Brooklyn. Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) shoots in front of Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo dug the Indiana Pacers out of a hole again.He scored 38 points and was perfect from the free-throw line, helping the Indiana Pacers escape with a 123-119 overtime victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT “Oladipo, gotta give the guy credit,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “He is playing elite, elite basketball. He’s one of the best players in the league right now. (And) they were just the more aggressive team to start the third quarter.”An 11-2 run in the second quarter put the Nets ahead by 19 — their largest lead of the game — and Brooklyn led 57-41 by halftime.Indiana went on an 11-0 run to open the second half. Later, Darren Collison made a 3-pointer to cap off a 10-0 run and put the Pacers ahead for the first time since early in the first quarter.Indiana’s slow starts and struggles at home have become a trend. The win snapped a three-game losing streak at home, where the Pacers are 11-7 this season.“We’ve got to figure it out,” Oladipo said. “We’ve just got to do a better job at home. We’re less comfortable at home than we are on the road, honestly. This team’s not perfect and we’ve got a lot of room to grow. But we’re figuring it out. It’s a long season.”ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues View commentslast_img

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