The Pacers continued their long road trip with a stop in San Antonio, a team that has been terrible this year in pursuit of Victor Wembanyama. The news a few hours before game time that Tyrese Haliburton would not be dressing for the Pacers due to a calf injury did not help Pacers fans feel good about extending the current winning streak. The silver lining of that injury is that the hometown hero, George Hill, was inserted in the starting lineup for the evening. Just thinking about those fun years with Hill at point guard against the LeBron James and the Miami Heat made me smile. Hill also showed he can still get some buckets tonight.
The Pacers led at the half, but a horrible third quarter was the downfall in San Antonio with a final score of 110-99.
A melancholy farewell to former Pacers relations director, David Benner, who committed much of his life to covering sports in Indianapolis, especially the Blue and Gold.