The Indiana Pacers are 4-8 after losing 101-98 to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.
Will Barton hit a game-deciding shot and he stepped up in the absence of teammate and reigning MVP Nikola Jokić.
“The starting shooting guard scored 30 points, grabbed six rebounds, and dished out three assists, leading the way with his ability to score off the dribble and manufacture baskets out of thin air. Barton shot 11-of-19 from the field tonight, including 6-of-9 from three. After Monday’s performance with seven made threes and tonight with six, Barton is shooting 43.3% from three-point range on the season. He has become a lethal jump shooter, and that has opened up driving lanes for himself and others,” per SB Nation.
Pacers two-time All-Star Domantas Sabonis recorded 20 points and 19 rebounds behind Malcolm Brogdon’s 25 points.
With T.J. Warren out due to a foot injury, the Pacers are relying on their scoring contributors such as T.J. McConnell who is a defensive asset and precise decision maker off the bench.
If the Pacers use the attack game to their advantage, they’ll make it easier closing out games at the free-throw line.
The Pacers will take on Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz on Thursday at 9: p.m.
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