Pacers begin five game western road trip with a loss

Not much defense, as Kings win 127-122
Posted at 12:49 AM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 00:49:22-05

SACRAMENTO — The Pacers rallied from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to grab the lead, but couldn't hold it in a 127-122 loss to Sacramento.

Four Indiana players scored 21 or more points, led by Domantas Sabonis with 28. But the Pacer defense allowed the Kings to shoot 56% for the game and 46% from beyond the three points line.

It's the first time this season Indiana has lost two straight games, while Sacramento snapped a two game losing streak.

The Pacers were down 10 early in the final period, but took a one point lead with less than two minutes to play. The Kings answered with seven straight points to put the game out of reach.

Sabonis had 11 rebounds to go with his 28 points. Malcolm Brogdon had 24 points, while Victor Oladipo and Doug McDermott each finished with 21.

Harrison Barnes took the scoring honors for 5-6 Sacramento with 30.

This was the first of five games out west for 6-4 Indiana. The Pacers have a quick turnaround with a Tuesday night game at Golden State.