ORLANDO — Basketball is a game of runs and Thursday in Orlando, the Phoenix Suns went on a scoring spree that closed the door on the Pacers.
After Indiana took the lead, Phoenix outscored the Pacers 23-0 between the late third quarter and the early fourth and went on to a 114-99 win.
It was Indiana's first loss in four games since the NBA season restarted. In each of the first three games, T.J. Warren scored more than 30-points for the Pacers. Against Phoenix, he finished with 16.
With top rebounder Domantas Sabonis out for now, the Suns owned the boards, out rebounding Indiana 53-38.
Malcolm Brogdon led the Pacers with 25-points. Myles Turner had 17, while Victor Oladipo and Warren each finished with 16.
Indiana is now 42-27 and takes on the top team in the west, the Lakers, Saturday.