Pacers Record Convincing Win Over Warriors In Return Home

Tyler Owen
April 7, 2018

The Golden State Warriors suffered a major loss last night against the Indiana Pacers, which is not what the team would have wanted approaching the playoffs, and Steve Kerr certainly isn't happy about his team's performance.

All-Star forward Kevin Durant was mired in a tough shooting night, only 8-of-23 from the floor and a woeful 2-of-10 from deep, but disagreed with his coach's notion that this team didn't seem to care about the result at hand.

The Pacers shot better than the high-scoring Warriors inside and outside the 3-point line. Some of that can be attributed to injuries, with Stephen Curry still on the shelf and every member of this team's quartet of stars having missed time somewhere along the way. It would take Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony playing their best basketball together, which hasn't happened often.

"While we do not have an official competition that we need to prepare for in 2018, the selection and announcement of our new pool of national team members and this year's July minicamp are important first steps in our preparations to defend the FIBA World Cup and Olympic titles we won during the last two quadrenniums", said Colangelo, who has served as managing director of the USA National Team since 2005 and overseen USA teams that have compiled an 88-1 overall record. Pictured, Golden State Warriors coach Kerr coaches on the sidelines against the Indiana Pacers during the first quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, April 5, 2018.

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IN forwards Bojan Bogdanovic (30 points) and Thaddeus Young (34 points) certainly approached the game with aggression. They came out with a better strategy, being more aggressive than us.

"I think we did a great job of just coming out and playing our game, playing our pace". Thad Young had 16 points and eight rebounds. The Pacers shot 53.8 percent from the field, were 51.7 percent from 3-point range and had 32 assists on 50 field goals made. "I know that this game doesn't mean anything in the seedings".

Quinn Cook scored 12 points and Draymond Green added nine for Golden State, which saw its three-game winning streak end. "It was an embarrassing effort, a pathetic effort". But they only led by one, 27-26, heading into the second. IN outscored Golden State 35-26 in the third period as the Pacers' lead ballooned to 22 and the advantage was 97-77 entering the final quarter. The Jazz's post-All-Star break defensive rating is a minuscule 96.7, 4.7 points lower per 100 possessions than Boston's league-leading mark of 101.4. Bogdanovic scored 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting in the first half. "I thought our guys responded well to the challenge".

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