INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Glenn Robinson III scored 20 points and grabbed five rebounds and the Indiana Pacers beat the Brooklyn Nets 118-97 on Friday night.
The Pacers opened the second half with a 20-5 run and led by as many 31 points.
Rodney Stuckey scored 18 points, and Al Jefferson and Myles Turner each finished with 16. Robinson was one of six Pacers to score in double figures. Paul George sat out Friday night, nursing a sore left ankle.
Turner finished with eight rebounds and four blocked shots. And Jeff Teague finished with nine points, eight assists and nine rebounds. Indiana scored 27 points off Brooklyn’s 20 turnovers.
Brooklyn led by a point with less than 3 minutes to play in the first quarter when Indiana regained the lead for good with a 6-0 run. The Nets would pull within 39-35 during the second quarter, but it was the closest they would come to challenging Indiana. The Pacers closed out the first half outscoring Brooklyn 19-8, leading 58-43.
Brook Lopez finished with 20 points for the Nets and Sean Kilpatrick added 16 points and seven assists.
Brooklyn: The Nets are 0-5 in road games this season when their opponent scores more than 120 points . Brooklyn is 0-5 this season when scoring less than 100 points.
Indiana: George will sit out the next two games while he nurses a sore left ankle. … Indiana’s bench scored 48 points on Friday night . Through 16 games this season, Indiana has averaged 22.7 assists per game. The Pacers finished with 25 assists on Friday night.
Brooklyn hosts Sacramento on Sunday
Indiana hosts the Clippers on Sunday