Myles Turner hit a 3-point basket with 2:59 remaining and scored 22 points, Aaron Holiday converted a field for the next ball and the Indiana Pacers beat Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors by 104-95.
Edmond Sumner won a start for Indiana with a difficult task: defending Stephen Curry.
Myles Turner hit a 3-point basket with 2:59 to go and scored 22 points, Aaron Holiday converted a plateau to next ball possession and the Pacers held Curry and the Golden State Warriors 104-95 on Tuesday night.
Indiana kept Curry in check by playing him regularly with solid 1-fret defense, although the double MVP always created his chances. He regained his rhythm after a rare Sunday night against the Raptors to finish with 20 points.
“People are going to throw everything at Steph,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “It’s going to be a big topic this season and we need to better tackle what people throw at us, and let’s improve it. ”
Justin Holiday also hit a 3 touchdown at the end when the Pacers recovered from a loss in Sacramento the night before to avoid losing back-to-back road games for the first time.
Curry hit 7 of 17 with three runs.
Indiana coach Nate Bjorkgren attributed his team’s defensive energy.
“They were furious for last night and came today with an advantage over them,” he said.
Curry was coming off an 11-point game in which he hit 2 of 16 and lost nine of his 10 3s in Sunday’s win over Toronto, having scored 143 points in the previous four games, including a career-high 62 a week earlier. against Portland.
Kelly Oubre Jr. contributed 17 points and main reserves Damion Lee and Mychal Mulder scored 3 straight points in a fourth straight quarter at Golden State before the Pacers warmed up.
Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points in the Warriors’ win in a season-long seven-game home stint with 4-3 at the Chase Center over a 12-day span.
Wiggins has also blocked all five of his career-best games, giving him nine in the last two games – the first time in his career he’s made at least three blocks in consecutive games.
Turner had 11 rebounds and four blocks for the Pacers, playing a counterattack after a 127-122 loss to the Kings, which started a five-game trip westward. Four players scored 20 or more points in that game, then five hit double digits on Tuesday.
Indiana’s 12-1 run in the middle of the second quarter put the Pacers ahead 34-32, before the Warriors returned with a 16-5 wave that made it 48-39.
Golden State rookie James Wiseman suffered his fourth personal foul at 1:10 of the second period. He played in the third until he received his sixth foul at 6:25.
The Warriors honored frontline workers during “Essential Workers Night”, with fans watching them virtually and being shown on LED panels.
Golden State forward Eric Paschall defaulted and entered the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocol. This does not mean he tested positive for the coronavirus.
“We have to make up for Eric’s loss and it’s a big loss with the way he plays,” Kerr said.
THOMPSON IN THE CITY
Curry’s brother, Splash, Klay Thompson, has been with the squad for a few days, monitoring the practice squad on Tuesday as he recovers from surgery on a broken right Achilles tendon. He is unlikely to travel with the club at this time.
Thompson is still in a boot, but will start running in a pool next week.
“He’s in a good mood,” Kerr said. “He’s very optimistic about everything. It was great to see you. ”
Pacers: shooting 9 to 28 3 point range. … Indiana won for the Warriors in last season’s lone game and scored the most points of the series with a 129-118 victory.
Warriors: Curry missed his first two free throws in the game, shaking each of them and shook his head in disbelief after the first didn’t fall. He set a franchise record of 80 right off the line before losing on Jan.3 to Portland.
Pacers: In Portland on Thursday, after winning the last three against the Trail Blazers.
Warriors: In Denver Thursday night to start a four-game trip. Golden State has won its last two games at home for the Nuggets.
Tephen Curry faced aggressive defense for the second straight game, with the Warriors losing to the Indiana Pacers 104-95 on Tuesday night at the Chase Center.
The Warriors (6-5) were without forward Eric Paschall, who had been placed in the league’s health and safety protocol hours before the attack. Kelly Oubre Jr. came out of a shooting crisis, Andrew Wiggins stepped up and Damion Lee led the bank, but it was not enough to hold the Pacers (7-4).
In a game with 12 advantage changes and few points sustained until the final moments, the Warriors retained a three-point advantage with 5:36 remaining. But the Pacers eventually parted ways for a decisive 12-0 streak, capped by goalkeeper Aaron Holiday’s 3-point basket, to climb 100-90 with 1:33 to go.
Here are five lessons from the game.
1. Pacers Placed Bodies on Stephen Curry: Two nights after the Raptors limited Curry with an aggressive game plan designed to get the ball out of his hands, the Pacers used the same plan and kept Curry at 20 points. in 7 against 1. 17 (3 to 8 in the range of 3 points) and three assists.
“We call it brutal defense,” Curry said.
It is actually called box-and-1. On Sunday, the Raptors used him to keep Curry at his worst shooting performance of his career, and the Pacers deployed him on Tuesday. In every possession of the Warriors, that of Malcolm Brogdon, Justin Holiday or Edmond Sumner took Curry in midfield and protected him as he attempted to open the game. They were instructed not to leave him for any reason. it would be.