(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Brooklyn Nets got a win in a place where few have had success this season: Indiana.
Brook Lopez scored 25 points, Joe Johnson added 17 and the Nets beat the Pacers 89-84 in overtime at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Brooklyn (30-22) had lost three of four and will be without point guard Deron Williams until at least after the All-Star break, after he was diagnosed with synovitis, which is an inflammation of the ankle joint linings.
“We wanted to come out tonight and make a statement,” Johnson said. “We were just being very resilient. Guys were coming up big and making plays.”
Paul George had just five points on 1-10 shooting from the floor for Indiana (31-21). “If we make half the shots we missed we’re in the 90s and our defense held them in the 70s for the most part,” George lamented. “Credit them. They came in and played a hard game.”
It was only the fifth home loss of the season for the Pacers.
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