The Pacers, who have the most firepower in the league, faced the Magic, who had one of the top three fewest points per game in the league. As a result, they could not gain much. He was defeated badly by a player. A massive score difference of 78 to 44 in the first half, their maximum defeat in the game. 40 points, lost 116-128 at home.
After this game, the Magic won three consecutive games and ranked among the top six in the Eastern Conference. Their away record reached 5 wins and 3 losses, equaling the most wins in the league since the start of the season.
The assist king was the reason the Pacers lost badly all the wayAfflictTyrese Haliburton’s sluggish performance has contributed a lot to this. Throughout the game, Haliburton made only 4 of 14 shots, scored 12 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds, and committed 4 turnovers, setting a record for the fewest individual assists this season. In addition, he made a mistake late in the first quarter, which interrupted his 33 consecutive assists and no fouls.
“The team didn’t show enough energy early, and they didn’t make fast break transitions. I felt like they stood at the free throw line, but that’s their style of play, they like to hit the penalty area. Haliburton Said about being beaten in the first half of the game. A terrible dilemma.
Head coach Rick Carlisle also said: “I will take responsibility. Let’s stop talking about offense. We did not defend the opponent well. We must defend better.”
Six Magic players scored in double figures in this game. Paolo Banchero scored a team-high 24 points, Franz Wagner had 19 points and 7 rebounds, and Jalen Suggs had 18 points.
“I’m very pleased with everyone’s performance tonight. They stepped up to the challenge,” Magic coach Jamahl Mosley said.