Indiana Pacers: Player grades from big win over the Spurs

Indiana Pacers, Domantas Sabonis - Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Halloween? More like Hallo-win. After a dispiriting October which saw them end up 1-6, the Indiana Pacers finally ended their four-game losing skid, routing the San Antonio Spurs at home to start off November on a winning note.

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Behind a balanced scoring attack, with six different players finishing with double-digits, the Pacers managed to claim a decisive victory over the Spurs. Indiana cruised with a big lead all night, leading by as much as 26 in their first game against the Western Conference. This was also the first time that the Blue and Gold outscored their opponents in the dreaded third quarter, winning the period 31-27.

Overall, the Pacers shot a blistering 57.1 percent on the floor on 37 assists, including 47.4 percent on threes via 18 makes. All of those marks were easily season-highs for the reeling Indiana squad. Domantas Sabonis led the effort with 24 points and 13 boards while Myles Turner added 19 markers in 24 minutes. Chris Duarte, Justin Holiday, and the returning Caris LeVert, in his second game back, combined for 51.

San Antonio, a top-10 defensive unit entering the contest, shot well from the floor, but simply couldn’t get enough stops against Indiana’s efficient offense, especially behind the arc. The Spurs were led by Dejounte Murray’s 16 points and seven assists. Eight different players finished with double-digits.

With a tough test at home against the upstart New York Knicks coming on Wednesday, here are the player grades from the Indiana Pacers’ big win over the San Antonio Spurs.