· Eddie B · sports news · 3 min read

Pacers Overwhelm Hornets 115-99 as Siakam and Haliburton Shine in Commanding Victory

The Indiana Pacers showcased their dominance with a decisive 115-99 victory over the Charlotte Hornets, led by standout performances from Pascal Siakam and Tyrese Haliburton. The Pacers set an early tone with aggressive offense and maintained a strong lead throughout the game.

Pacers Overwhelm Hornets 115-99 as Siakam and Haliburton Shine in Commanding Victory

The Indiana Pacers stamped their authority in a commanding 115-99 victory over the Charlotte Hornets, showcasing a blend of aggressive offense and tenacious defense. Early in the game, Indiana set the tone with Pascal Siakam and Tyrese Haliburton leading the charge, orchestrating an impressive lead that they sustained throughout the contest. Despite spirited attempts by the Hornets to mount comebacks, the Pacers were relentless, maintaining a comfortable margin and effectively quashing any hopes of a Charlotte resurgence. The Pacers’ early burst of offense and energy ultimately laid the groundwork for a performance that was as much a testament to their composure as it was to their skill.

Early Game Control Pacers Lead 11-5, Midway through Quarter 1

The Pacers executed a swift offense with Pascal Siakam’s aggression and Tyrese Haliburton’s playmaking steering them to a quick 9-0 lead. Despite a foul by Siakam giving the Hornets an edge from the free-throw line and a push from Nick Richards, the Pacers’ early 9-point rally secured a significant lead. Key defensive rebounds by Turner and assertive scoring kept Indiana firmly in control, highlighting their readiness and setting the pace for the contest.

Hornets’ Response Stalls Pacers Ahead 19-9, Closing Quarter 1

As Tyrese Haliburton extended the Pacers’ advantage with smooth jump shots, Charlotte’s attempts to catch up hit a wall. Bryce McGowen’s lackluster shooting and a series of missed opportunities by the Hornets ensured the lead remained wide. Indiana’s induction of bench power in Obi Toppin and consistent scoring bolstered their position. Charlotte’s poor shot selection and missed cues like Ish Smith’s failed layup evidenced their struggle.

Late Quarter Hustle Pacers Set the Tone 91-67, Late Quarter 3

The Pacers’ offense was unrelenting, with a surge led by Buddy Hield and an authoritative dunk from Myles Turner. The Hornets could not match the Pacers’ energy, with Miles Bridges’ attempts overshadowed by Indiana’s tenacity. The Pacers’ boosted lead was a collective effort, Siakam’s offensive rebounds and subsequent three-pointer epitomized their dominance. Charlotte’s turnovers juxtaposed Indiana’s execution, underscoring the widening gap between the two adversaries.

In a powerful display of skill and tenacity, the Indiana Pacers dominated the Charlotte Hornets with a final score of 115-99. The Pacers’ consistent pressure and scoring efficiency overshadowed Charlotte’s sporadic responses, ensuring their control throughout the game. Indiana’s early momentum set the stage for a victory that was firmly seized by the end of the third quarter.

Spuds and Guns: Gun - Pascal Siakam (Pacers): 25 PTS, 55.0 FG%, 8 REB, 9 AST, +30 +/- Siakam was the floor general tonight, folks! Talk about threading the needle and painting the Mona Lisa at the rim. Dropping 25 points on 55% shooting, sprinkling 9 dimes all over the court, and a +30 in plus/minus? That’s masterpiece performance � chef’s kiss!

Spud - Andrew Nembhard (Pacers): 0 PTS, 0.0 FG%, 2 REB, 3 AST, +19 +/- Nembhard must’ve thought he was at a masquerade ball because he disappeared on the court tonight. Zero points on zero percent shooting � the man was shooting blanks in a duck hunt. Sure, a +19 sounds nice until you realize his shadow did all the scoring. Maybe next game, Cinderella!

Back to Blog

Lakers Overcome Knicks in Tense Fourth-Quarter Battle

In a nail-biting finish at the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Lakers rallied in the fourth quarter to vanquish the New York Knicks 113-105. Lebron James, alongside key players Austin Reaves and Taurean Prince, spearheaded the Lakers' gritty defense and clutch offense to secure the win.