In a complete performance, Lance Stephenson put up 23 points and added 9 rebounds and 7 assists to help the Indiana Pacers take down the Brooklyn Nets, 105-91. The Pacers shot lights out in this game, finishing 38-71 (53.5%). Indiana (24-5) is now on a four-game winning streak.
Stephenson finished 7-11 (1-3 from three-point range) and 8-8 from the free throw line, in a strong performance. Other key players for Indiana included Roy Hibbert with 11 points and 5 rebounds, and David West with 10 points and 7 rebounds. On 8-14 shooting, Paul Pierce scored 18 points for Brooklyn in the loss. Deron Williams chipped in 14 points and 6 assists.
Along with their eFG% of 59.2%, the Pacers connected at a rate of 42.1% from 3-point range. On the season, they are undefeated (4-0) when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Nets are winless (0-5) when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
Brooklyn (10-20) has now dropped three straight games versus Indiana.
Coming up next, the Pacers square off with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are 10-19 on the year. The Nets go up against the San Antonio Spurs, currently 23-7 this season. The Pacers have a 1-0 record against Cleveland this season.