The Indiana Pacers pulled out the close victory against the Utah Jazz, 94-91. This is the fifth consecutive victory for Indiana (46-13).
David West had a rare strong performance, scoring 25 points on 11-17 shooting. Other key performers for Indiana were Paul George with 22 points and 6 rebounds, and Lance Stephenson with 11 points and 8 rebounds. Despite the loss, Gordon Hayward scored 21 points for Utah on 8-15 shooting, including 2-7 from behind the arc. Enes Kanter added 12 points and 7 rebounds and Alec Burks finished with 11 points and 9 rebounds.
This drops Utah (21-38) to 0-2 against Indiana on the year.
Coming up, the Pacers play the Golden State Warriors, who are 36-24 on the season. The Jazz meet the Milwaukee Bucks, currently sitting at 11-47 this year. The Pacers are 1-0 versus Golden State this season. The Jazz have a 1-0 record against Milwaukee this season.