Sabonis, Oladipo, Brogdon red hot in opening night with for Pacers

Sabonis career-high 32 points
Knicks Pacers Basketball
Posted at 10:20 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 23:50:19-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Domantas Sabonis, playing his first regular-season game since March, had a career scoring night as the Pacers swept past New York 121-107 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Playing without fans in the stands on opening night, the Pacers found themselves down by six points at the half. But over the third and fourth quarters, Indiana outscored the Knicks 60-40, going up by as many as 18 points late in the game.

Sabonis had 32 points, 13 rebounds and five assists to lead Indiana. Victor Oladipo finished with 22 points and Malcolm Brogdon had 21. Myles Turner blocked eight shots.

The Pacers had a 50-40 rebounding advantage in the first regular-season game for new coach Nate Bjorkgren.