Indiana hit 10 fourth quarter threes to storm back from an 18-point deficit, but fell short in the final seconds. Justin Holiday led the Pacers with 22 points.
The Indiana Pacers got a heartbreaking loss out of a once 18-point deficit, losing in the final seconds to the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pacers stormed back in the fourth quarter thanks to their bench unit, outscoring the Pelicans 38-28 in the final period.
Unfortunately, it was one point shy, as Myles Turner’s game winning layup attempt fell just short after he was contested tightly at the rim by Lonzo Ball. Turner entered the game only when Goga Bitadze fouled out, after a tremendous game with an all-bench fourth quarter (plus starter Justin Holiday).
Holiday shot the Pacers back into the game, hitting seven threes as Indiana lit it up from deep in the fourth, hitting 10 triples in the comeback attempt, finishing with a team high 22 points. It was a much needed boost after a lackluster night from both Malcolm Brogdon and Domantas Sabonis.
The comeback, as exciting as it was, is still chalked up as a loss, resulting in Indiana’s second straight loss, dropping them to 1-4 in their last five. It won’t get any easier as they host the league-best Utah Jazz on Sunday afternoon.