The battle between the Pacers and Warriors didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Golden State was handed a 102-78 defeat on Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Bettors who backed the Pacers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 6 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 201.5.
Indiana got 25 points from Danny Granger and another 15 points from Tyler Hansbrough. Paul George contributed 5 assists, while Paul George cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Golden State got 14 points from Monta Ellis in a losing cause and another 14 points from Brandon Rush. David Lee contributed 4 assists for the Warriors, while Brandon Rush had 7 rebounds.
Indiana led at halftime, 52-38.
The rebound battle favored Indiana as they grabbed 54 boards, while Golden State only had 45.
Next game, Indiana takes its act on the road to face New Orleans looking for another win. For Golden State, they head on the road to face Atlanta.