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Warren, Pacers hold Warriors at bay

Field Level Media
25 Jan 2020, 16:19 GMT+10

T.J. McConnell, Jeremy Lamb and T.J. Warren contributed baskets to a key fourth-quarter run Friday night, allowing the Indiana Pacers to hold off the Golden State Warriors 129-118 in San Francisco.

Warren finished with a team-high 33 points as the Pacers overcame a slow start to win for the third time in four games on a western swing.

Golden State's D'Angelo Russell led all scorers with 37 points.

After the Warriors bolted to an early nine-point advantage, the Pacers grabbed the lead for good on a Warren layup in the game's eighth minute.

Indiana led by as many as 19 in the first half, but found itself up just 112-106 after three throws by the Warriors' Jordan Poole with 6:20 left in the game.

But McConnell, who got the start in place of injured Malcolm Brogdon, then hit a short jumper, Lamb dropped in a layup and Warren converted a follow shot in a 6-0 burst that created a double-digit margin and provided the visitors some breathing room.

Brogdon sat out the game with a concussion suffered in a collision with teammate Myles Turner in Wednesday's win at Phoenix.

Warren's 33 points came on 14-for-23 shooting for the Pacers, who expect star Victor Oladipo to make his season debut when they return home to face Chicago next week.

Doug McDermott drilled six 3-pointers en route to 24 points off the bench for Indiana, while Domantas Sabonis and Lamb chipped in with 16 points apiece, and McConnell and Aaron Holiday with 12 each.

Sabonis completed a double-double with a game-high 10 rebounds. He also found time for eight assists, tying McConnell for team-high honors in that category.

The Pacers shot 57.5 percent, with McDermott hitting nine of his 10 shots overall.

Russell shot 13-for-21 overall and 9-for-13 on 3-pointers, as the Warriors lost for the 13th time in their last 14 games.

Glenn Robinson III added 18 points, Marquese Chriss 13 as the starting center in place of Willie Cauley-Stein, who was traded earlier in the day to Dallas, Alec Burks 11 and Draymond Green 10 as part of a double-double with a game-high 11 assists.

The Warriors lost despite shooting 19-for-39 on 3-pointers.

--Field Level Media

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