The Indiana Pacers had an impressive game shooting the ball, finishing 38-71 (53.5%) from the field, including 9-19 (47.4%) from beyond the arc, to beat the San Antonio Spurs, 111-100. Indiana (18-2) has now won nine of their last 10 games.
Paul George had another quality performance, putting up 28 points on 9-14 shooting from the field (4-4 from behind the arc) and 6-6 from the free throw line. Other top performers for Indiana were David West with 20 points and 8 rebounds, Luis Scola with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Roy Hibbert with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Despite the loss, Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points for San Antonio on 8-13 shooting, including 2-4 from behind the arc. Patty Mills chipped in 10 points and 6 assists.
Along with their eFG% of 59.9%, the Pacers connected at a rate of 47.4% from 3-point range. On the season, they are undefeated (2-0) when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Spurs are 0-1 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
San Antonio (15-4) could not get back-to-back victories after defeating Atlanta on Monday.
Coming up next, the Pacers battle the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are 14-4 on the year. The Spurs go up against the Toronto Raptors, currently 6-12 this season.