Al Jefferson finished with 34 points and recorded 8 rebounds to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a blowout victory over the Indiana Pacers, 109-87. The Bobcats had an impressive game shooting the ball, finishing 43-84 (51.2%) from the field, including 9-18 (50.0%) from beyond the arc. This snaps a three-game losing streak for Charlotte (28-33).
Jefferson finished 16-25, in what was an efficient performance. Kemba Walker also contributed for Charlotte, finishing with 19 points and 9 assists. Despite the loss, Evan Turner scored 22 points off the bench for Indiana on 9-12 shooting. David West added 10 points and 7 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 56.5%, the Bobcats connected at a rate of 50.0% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 6-1 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Pacers are 1-3 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
This drops Indiana (46-15) to 2-1 versus Charlotte on the season.
Coming up, the Bobcats square off with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are 24-38 on the season. The Pacers meet the Houston Rockets, currently sitting at 42-19 this year. The Bobcats came away with a win in two straight games against Cleveland. The Pacers have a 1-0 record against Houston this season.