Warriors use late run to pull away from Pacers, 111-107
INDIANAPOLIS — Stephen Curry scored 24 points, Draymond Green fell just short of a triple-double and the weary Golden State Warriors beat the Indiana Pacers 111-107 on Wednesday night.
Green had 12 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists and three steals. The Warriors took control with a late 6-0 run to seal their second straight victory on a four-game trip.
Malcolm Brogdon led the Pacers with 24 points, and Domantas Sabonis had 22 points and 16 rebounds for his his 24th double-double of the season. But the Pacers looked rusty after taking an unexpected one-week break because of two postponed games.
But after using a 7-0 run to take an 81-75 lead late in the third, the Pacers fought back to tie it at 86 early in the fourth. The Warriors again appeared to be poised to take control when Brad Wanamaker made a tie-breaking 14-footer, followed that with a free throw and then watched Eric Paschall make two more free throws to make it 95-91 with 6:34 to go but the Pacers cut the deficit to 99-98 with 4:36 left.
That’s when the Warriors finally put it away by scoring six straight.
Warriors: Pascalll had 13 points. … Andrew Wiggins scored 15 points and has scored in double figures every game this season… Kelly Oubre Jr. finished with 17 points, the first time in five games he failed to reach 19. … Rookie James Wiseman had 11 points before fouling out early in the fourth. … The Warriors were 5 of 26 on 3-pointers, shooting a season-low 19.2%. … Golden State won in Indy for the first time since March 2019. … The Warriors became the fifth team in NBA history with 1,000th road wins, joining the Celtics, Lakers, 76ers and Knicks.
Pacers: Sabonis had 15 points and seven rebounds in the second quarte. … Myles Turner finished with 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocks. … Dour McDermott added 15 points. … T.J. McConnell had nine points, six assists and five rebounds. … Indiana had won the last two against Golden State. It hasn’t won three straight in the series since 2011-12. … The Pacers were 7 of 29 on 3s and had 19 turnovers.
It was a tough night for Curry, who came up just short of two major milestones Wednesday.
The perennial All-Star went 7 of 21 from the field, falling one basket short of joining Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry and Chris Mullin as the only players in Warriors history to reach 6,000 field goals.
And while he did extend his streak of consecutive games with a 3 to 94, one short of teammate Klay Thompson for the third-longest in NBA history, his 14-game streak with 25 or more points ended. It was Golden State’s longest streak since Barry had 17 in a row in 1974-75.
Warriors: Host Charlotte on Friday night.
Pacers: At Boston on Friday night.