Suns hand Pacers first loss since restart of season, 114-99

Suns go on 23-0 run to gain control
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Posted at 6:32 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 23:43:50-04

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.