Pacers vs. Pelicans: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Pacers vs. Pelicans: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Pacers vs. Pelicans: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Indiana Pacers (17-31) play against the New Orleans Pelicans (28-28) at Smoothie King Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Monday January 24, 2022

Indiana Pacers 113, New Orleans Pelicans 117 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
3 reasons the #Pacers fell to the Pelicans despite Duane Washington Jr.’s career night indystar.com/story/sports/n…12:44 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I feel good. I’m cool. I’ll play tomorrow if they want to.” Chris Paul.
“Vegan.” Devin Booker.
Chris Paul played 40 minutes in Monday’s win over Utah after playing 41 in Saturday’s win over Indiana. #Suns pic.twitter.com/ZbGnxjwo6A11:53 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Josh Hart on Jonas Valanciunas (16 pts, 12 reb, 6 ast): “With B.I. out, we look to go to him more. We knew they were going to blitz him and trap him in the post. He made great passes. He was amazing for us tonight and we’re going to need him again tomorrow (in Philadelphia).” – 11:52 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Josh Hart with @ESPNRadioNOLA on #Pelicans having to sweat out a 117-113 win over Pacers: “We made it difficult for ourselves, with some of the lack of execution defensively down the stretch. It was a learning game, but obviously we’d rather learn in a win than a loss.” – 11:47 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
Duane Washington Jr. set a new franchise rookie record with 7 3-pointers tonight. 🔥
@Duane Washington Jr | #GoldBlooded pic.twitter.com/l0eqkG48IK11:37 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
I hope the SKC sold out of Herb Jones jerseys tonight – 11:35 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
From @ESPNStatsInfo: The Pels -13 margin in 3PM ties the largest in a win by a team this season.
On Jan. 2nd, the Cavs defeated the Pacers despite the Cavs shooting 6-26 on 3-pt FG and the Pacers shooting 19-46.
Pels were 6-30 tonight while Pacers were once again 19-46. – 11:22 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Pels win, you win! Use code PELICANS10 for $10 off your @MichelobULTRA order at https://t.co/UTkDgElKsA! 🍻 pic.twitter.com/KDRnss7z4211:06 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Carlisle confirms that Brissett starting the second half was about getting a better, more switchy defensive look on the floor. He says he doesn’t like to go that small, but it was needed against the Pelicans lineups tonight. – 11:01 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Duane Washington Jr.’s seven 3-pointers tonight are a new #Pacers rookie record, per the team’s PR. – 11:00 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Also, to update, the Pacers are now 2-13 in games decided by 4 points or less. – 10:54 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Tonight, the Pacers became the 9th team in NBA history to lose a game in which they made 13+ more threes than their opponent. – 10:51 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Coach Green on Devonte’ Graham’s big performance tonight (25 PTS, 6 AST,5-9 on 3’s)
#Pelicans | #WBD pic.twitter.com/3LzH0DrQag10:50 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Pelicans overcome significant disadvantage to Pacers at three-point arc by dominating in the paint, holding on late for 117-113 home win.
@PanzuraStorage postgame wrap (via @Jim Eichenhofer) ⬇️
on.nba.com/3fUuKjj10:49 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Final stat leaders from tonight’s dub ⏬
@Devonte Graham 25 pts, 5 3PM, 6 ast, 3 reb
@Josh Hart 22 pts, 10 reb, 2 ast
@Jonas Valanciunas 16 pts, 12 reb, 6 ast
@hayes_jaxson 14 pts, 7 reb, 2 stl
@NickeilAW 14 pts, 6 ast
@GTemp17 14 pts, 4 reb
#WBD | @FDSportsbook pic.twitter.com/12ZoJ2cYmN10:48 PM

New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Postgame Interviews (1/24 vs IND):
Willie Green
Nickeil Alexander-Walker
Devonte’ Graham – 10:46 PM
New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Josh Hart finished tonight’s game with 22 points and 10 rebounds, his second 20/10 game of the season and sixth of his career. – 10:45 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans overcome significant disadvantage to Pacers at three-point arc by dominating in the paint, holding on late for 117-113 home win. @PanzuraStorage postgame wrap: https://t.co/slg6pC2JHB pic.twitter.com/88kVO5fwfl10:44 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Got it done 🙌 back in action tomorrow!
#WBD | @HancockWhitney pic.twitter.com/BtU7wHLmZy10:41 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Final: Pelicans 117, Pacers 113
Graham 25 pts & 6 assts
Hart 22 pts & 10 rebs
Valanciunas 16 pts, 12 rebs & 6 assts
Pels were missing BI but still did enough to hold on against a shorthanded Pacers squad. Graham & NAW (14 pts & 6 assts) ran the O well and executed in the clutch – 10:40 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Pelicans win a game where only 2 players made a three – 10:40 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Another good night from some Pacers youngsters (14 for Duarte, 21 for Washington, 12 for Bitadze), but they fall 117-113 in New Orleans. Pacers fell completely flat in the third quarter and it cost them the game. They finish the road trip 2-3. – 10:39 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Final: Pelicans 117, #Pacers 113
Duane Washington Jr. had a career-high 21 points all on 3-pointers for shorthanded Indiana, but it wasn’t enough to take down New Orleans.
Caris LeVert had 19 on 8-for-21 shooting after missing the previous two games with a sore right calf. – 10:39 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
The Pelicans won. – 10:38 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Final: Pelicans 117, Pacers 113
Devonte’ Graham went 5 of 9 from 3. Rest of the Pels shot 1 of 21 from distance.
Josh Hart had 22 points and 10 rebounds. – 10:38 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
FINAL: Pels 117, Pacers 113
– Graham was 5/9 from 3; every other Pel was 1/21 from 3
– Pacers were +13 in 3PM
– Graham: 25p, 6a
– JV: 16p, 12r, 6a
– NAW: 14p, 6a, 3r
– Hart: 20p, 9r, 9/9 FT
– Jaxson: 14p, 7r
NOP: 46.1 FG%, 6/30 3P, 29/31 FT
IND: 43.7 FG%, 19/46 3P, 18/25 FT – 10:38 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
The New Orleans Pelicans barely get past the Indiana Pacers with a 117-113 victory. Devonte Graham and Josh Hart filled up the box score, combining for:
47 points
13 rebounds
8 assists
6 threes (only Pels makes)
2 steals
14-25 FGs
13-13 FTs
A win is a win though. 👍 – 10:38 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Pacers lose a close one in New Orleans, 117-113, to go 2-3 on road trip; wins at LAL, GSW.
Duane Washington Jr. made a strong impression, had the best game in his young career. Seven 3s and scored 12 of his 21pts in the 4th. LeVert played, had 19-6-8.
Up next: v Hornets on Wed. – 10:37 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Crazy sequence. Josh Hart fouls Oshae Brissett on a 3. He makes 2 of 3 at the line. Hart then makes a pair of FTs. Caris LeVert comes back and makes a 3. #Pacers trail 115-113 with 2.0 seconds left. – 10:36 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
The Pacers are up to 19 3-pointers after LeVert drained that insane one with 2 seconds left.
The Pels are just 6/30 – 10:36 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
The Pacers make every game in New Orleans a circus. – 10:36 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Pacers three-point shooting (18 of 45) not only has kept them in the game all night, but it’s now preventing #Pelicans from completely sealing this. NOP 111-108 at 0:19 with Pels about to inbound after a timeout – 10:29 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Caris LeVert with a 3 and the #Pacers keep hanging around. They trail 111-108 with 19.2 seconds left. – 10:28 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Duane Washington Jr. AGAIN for 3. He’s got 21 all on 3s. but the #Pacers trail 109-105 with 57.3 seconds left.
Not completely over, but a stop here is crucial. – 10:25 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Valaciunas 5th offensive rebound of the night might do it. Pacers have struggled with him all night and had to change their game plan to contain him. Pelicans up 7 late. – 10:25 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
That’s a career-high 7 3-pointers for Duane Washington Jr. tonight. He’s been out of his mind. – 10:24 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Pacers took a very tough corner three down only 5 with a minute-plus left, leading to Valanciunas layup for 109-102 Pelicans lead at 1:01. That could be a costly sequence for Indy – 10:23 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans open up 109-102 lead — with 1:01 left — after Jonas Valanciunas scores an easy one over the small Pacers. Glad his teammates keep looking for him because he can’t be stopped by this group on the floor. – 10:23 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
You never see Herb Jones show any emotion like that. Tells you how much he wants to win this one. – 10:21 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
The longest tenured Pacer in their closing lineup right now? Caris LeVert, who they acquired 373 days ago. New blood trying to steal a road win. Pacers down 5 with 2 minutes to play. – 10:20 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Duane Washington Jr. is a flamethrower right now. Hits another 3. Has 18 points, all from beyond the arc. #Pacers still trail 106-102. – 10:17 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
It seems Devonte Graham is a much better when it comes down to game-swinging moments. – 10:10 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Pelicans on a 7-0 run after that Devonte’ Graham 3. They lead the #Pacers 99-95 with 5:31 left in the game. – 10:10 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Devonte’ Graham’s 4th three is a big one as it extends the Pelicans lead to 99-95 with 5:31 left. Another nice push by Josh Hart after the defensive rebound.
Please don’t trade him. He fills his role so well and there’s no one else. – 10:09 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Devonte’ Graham on 3s: 4-7
The rest of the Pelicans: 1-20 – 10:09 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
Duane for a fifth time, and we’ve got the lead!
@Duane Washington Jr | #GoldBlooded pic.twitter.com/NRBOupaRAD10:07 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
The Herb Jones fake handoff play might be my favorite play the Pels run. They’ve been doing it since summer league. – 10:07 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Duane Washington Jr has more 3s (5) than the Pelicans (4/26). Pacers back in front by three via a 16-6 run. And they’re doing it with the bench + Bitadze. – 10:06 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Big three from Duane Washington and this game is tied up again. Pacers have fought to keep this one close all night. – 10:05 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Can you say the Pelicans are stepping up in the face of adversity with the adversity being their 3-point shooting? – 10:04 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Duane Washington Jr. going off!!! Back-to-back 3s has the #Pacers up 95-92. He’s got fives 3s on the night.
Best game as a pro? – 10:04 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
3-point field goals so far tonight:
Indiana: 14/35
New Orleans: 4/26 – 10:04 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Duane Washington might as well be Klay Thompson if you’re the Pelicans — so guard him! He just hit his 5th three-pointer of the game to give the Pacers a 95-92 lead with 6:44 left. – 10:04 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
The Pels are now 4/26 on 3s after that Josh Hart miss.
The Pacers are 14/35. – 10:04 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Jonas Valanciunas has had to make a lot of decisions tonight out of the post. He’s up to a season-high 6 assists so far. – 10:01 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Josh Hart and Lance Stephenson are talking smack to one another.
This certainly will end well… – 9:59 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Guess Josh Hart’s ankle is fine. Back in the game. Just splashed a jumper. – 9:58 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Back in business. Josh Hart returns to the game early 4Q – 9:57 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Josh Hart enters the game and hits a 3-pointer to open the scoring here in the 4th quarter. Pelicans up 86-79. – 9:57 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers shoot 7/23 (30.4%) in the third quarter and turn it over 6 times. Not a good formula, and they only scored 17 points in the frame. New Orleans up 83-79 entering the 4th. – 9:57 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Okay, but maybe it’s actually time to put @Will Guillory on the court for the Pelicans.
Pels 3-24 with only Devonte’ Graham having a make – 9:57 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Josh Hart is back and about to check back in for New Orleans. – 9:56 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
End of 3Q: Pelicans 83, #Pacers 79
Chris Duarte has 14, Caris LeVert scored 9 of his 13 in the 3Q.
Devonte’ Graham with a team-high 17 for New Orleans. – 9:56 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Josh Hart is back on the bench. Looks like he’s ready to go back in. – 9:56 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
In the words of @SwinCash, keep pushin’ 💪💪
#WBD pic.twitter.com/wrD4a3GmwA9:56 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 3rd: Pelicans 83, Pacers 79
Graham 17 pts & 5 assts
Hayes 14 pts & 7 rebs
Temple 12 pts
Pels started getting some stops at the end of the quarter. Preventing Indy from getting hot on the perimeter will be a key to finishing off this win. – 9:56 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
NAW flips it behind his head for a Jaxson slam and now Jose Alvarado gets an And-1 through contact. A little momentum for the Pelicans to close out the 3rd quarter? They lead 83-79 – 9:51 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Jose Alvarado after that Nickeil pass to Jaxson: pic.twitter.com/b1aVKVcTQa9:51 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Josh Hart questionable to return, team says. Left ankle sprain. – 9:50 PM
New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Josh Hart (left ankle sprain) is questionable to return. – 9:50 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Good things happen when Pelicans guards play downhill. Write it in sharpie somewhere – 9:49 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Caris LeVert with back-to-back buckets. Let’s see if that gets him going. #Pacers lead 77-76. – 9:48 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Josh Hart (left ankle sprain) is questionable to return tonight vs. Pacers – 9:48 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Josh Hart (left ankle sprain) is questionable to return – 9:48 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
If the Pacers want for either Bitadze or Jackson to get in a rhythm, they need to play them several minutes at a time. Instead, neither one has gotten in a groove tonight because of foul trouble and thus being taken out. – 9:47 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Goga Bitadze, who has hardly played in the second half, finally checks in and immediately picks up an offensive foul on a moving screen. #Pacers9:45 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
#Pacers were up 72-68 when Caris LeVert missed a pair of free throws. Pelicans go on a 4-0 spurt to tie the game and the momentum has shifted. Tied at 72 with 5:17 left in the third quarter. – 9:42 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Josh Hart looked like he took a shot from Herb Jones on a collision. Hart slapped the floor and tried to get back on offense but fouled quickly to get out the game.
Couldn’t tell if it was knee-to-knee or knee-to-thigh contact. – 9:38 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Josh Hart looks like he has a lower leg injury. Walking off the court gingerly after committing a take foul. Heading straight to the locker room. – 9:38 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Josh Hart just gave a foul so he can come out of the game. Looks like he’s in some pain. Slowly walking off the court on his own. He’s headed to the locker room. – 9:38 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Devonte Graham is 3-6 from three-point range. The rest of his Pelicans teammates are 0-11.
Meanwhile the Pacers have hit 9-21 from deep. After knocking down several jumpers, Indy has extended their lead to 72-66. – 9:34 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Chris Duarte and Torrey Craig each knock down a 3. #Pacers lead 70-66. – 9:31 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Devin Booker Saturday night:
5-of-23 (11 points vs. Indiana).
Devin Booker Monday night:
6-of-10 (12 points vs. Jazz)
#Suns 26, #Jazz 16 with 2:24 left in the 1st quarter.
He still hasn’t made a 3, though.
0-for-6 vs. Pacers. 0-for-3 vs. Jazz. – 9:29 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Oshae Brissett starts the second half at center. Foul trouble has been killer tonight, and Valancinas will have an advantage on any Pacer. Might as well go with a better switch guy. – 9:29 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Booker went 5-of-23 Saturday vs. Indiana.
He’s 4-of-8 already tonight.
#Suns up 20-9 with 4:21 left in 1st quarter. #Suns9:23 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
What was the @Socios top moment of the first half? 👀 – 9:21 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
First half stat leaders ⬇️
@Devonte Graham 12 pts, 3 3PM, 4 ast
@Josh Hart 11 pts, 3 reb
@Nickeil Alexander-Walker 10 pts, 3 ast
@Garrett Temple 10 pts, 2 reb
@JValanciunas 8 pts, 6 reb, 4 ast pic.twitter.com/Yq5wviyaJQ9:19 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Halftime: #Pacers 62, Pelicans 61
Chris Duarte has 11 pts, 2 asts, 3 rbs. Goga Bitadze with 9 pts, 4 rebs, 2 asts. Duane Washington Jr. 9 pts on three 3s.
Devonte’ Graham with 12 pts, Josh Hart 11, Nickeil Alexander-Walker 10, Garrett Temple 10. – 9:15 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Brandon Ingram-less Pelicans shot 2 of 14 from 3 in the first half. They trail the Pacers — who are missing *unfurls scroll* everyone — by one. – 9:14 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers up on the Pelicans at halftime 62-61. Duarte was the Pacers best scorer with 11 points, but it was the second unit that gave Indiana most of their solid stretches. Lance Stephenson led the bench unit well (3 assists) while Jackson and Washington gave the team good minutes. – 9:14 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st half: Pacers 62, Pelicans 61
Graham 12 pts & 4 assts
Hart 11 pts
NAW 10 pts & 3 assts
Pels managed to put up 38 points in the paint in the 1st half, but only made 2 of their 14 3-point attempts. They’ve gotta start making some outside shots in the 2nd half. – 9:13 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
HALF: Pacers 62, Pels 61
– Graham: 12p, 4a
– Hart: 11p, 3r
– Temple: 10p, 2r
– NAW: 10p, 3a
– JV & Jaxson: 8p each
Pels: 38 points in the paint
Pels: 47.9 FG%, 2/14 3P, 13/14 FT
Pacers: 47.7 FG%, 7/17 3P, 13/16 FT – 9:13 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Pels trail by one at the half
#WBD pic.twitter.com/TFC3JDduSk9:12 PM

Scott Agness @ScottAgness
The second quarter lacked any kind of rhythm due to the frequent foul calls. 24 combined in the first half.
Pacers lead the Pelicans 62-61 led by Duarte’s 11pts. Washington Jr. hit three 3s. – 9:11 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Contrast in styles in this one as the Pacers lead 51-47 with 4m left in the half.
Pacers are 7/13 from 3; Pelicans are 1/12, instead scoring efficiently inside (34) and in transition (10). – 9:01 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
#Pacers call timeout leading 51-47. Both teams have led by as many as 8 this half and each has 12 assists. – 9:01 PM
Scott Kushner @ScottDKushner
I know it’s unrealistic but it would be fun if the Pelicans figured out a way to play some of these extremely blah games in other venues.
This would be a better atmosphere as a one-off at the PMAC, Cajundome, Fogelman or Lakefront Arena. – 8:55 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Three triples for Duane Washington this quarter. His quick decision making continues to be impressive. Pacers up 5. – 8:54 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
3-pointers
IND: 6-12
NOLA: 1-10
Duane Washington Jr. is 3-4 by himself in the 2nd quarter – 8:53 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Since the first few minutes of this game, the Pacers have played harder, executed more solidly and generally looked like the better team. Pelicans defense really needs to light a fire as they trail 46-41. – 8:53 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Another 3-ball from Duane Washington Jr. #Pacers lead 46-41. – 8:52 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Jonas wasn’t leaving the paint till he got that bucket 🤣
📺: @BallySportsNO
📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/nrItPatrxN8:52 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Jonas Valanciunas playing one-man volleyball at the rim, eventually puts one of his tip-ins through the net for two pts. He has 8 pts, 5 reb, 4 ast, with Pacers having a very difficult time trying to uproot him from the paint – 8:51 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Garrett Temple is having a stellar 1H in his spot start, scoring 10 pts on 4/5 FGs. He’s averaging 9.4 pts in his dozen starts this season (4.3 ppg as a reserve). Temple also shooting 37% from three-point range as starter, 34% as a sub – 8:47 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Oshae Brissett in at center for the Pacers due to some foul trouble tonight. Pacers should be able to switch everything on defense, but the PnR game may suffer offensively. – 8:46 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Duane Washington with back-to-back 3s. Like I said, he’s a legit NBA player. #Pacers8:45 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
The Pelicans had 22 points in the paint in the first quarter – the most they’ve had in the paint in any quarter this year. (h/t @ESPNStatsInfo)
It’s also the second-most points in the paint Indiana has allowed in any quarter this season. – 8:45 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Pacers forced to go small as Jonas Valanciunas has his way inside and drawn two fouls each on Bitadze and Jackson. So it’s Brissett at center. (Turner and Sabonis remain out with injuries.)
All tied at 35, early 2Q. – 8:44 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans in a zone to start the 2nd quarter. Pacers get and make an open corner three. Indiana leading 35-31. – 8:43 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st: Pacers 32, Pelicans 31
Hart 8 pts
Valanciunas 6 pts
Graham 5 pts
Pels went for 22 points in the paint. Indy only had 12. – 8:41 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
End of 1Q: #Pacers 31, Pelicans 31
Chris Duarte has a game-high 11 points. Justin Holiday has 6
Jonas Valanciunas has 8. – 8:41 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
#Pelicans fans are starting to loudly cheer Jose Alvarado defensive sequences, as was the case when he contested a mid-range Caris LeVert shot, then again on Pacers’ final possession of 1Q – 8:39 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
During the timeout on #Pelicans Star Wars Night, a fan wearing a Jar Jar Binks mask and holding a light saber was shown on the big screen. Some in attendance booed, including me – 8:37 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
11 first quarter points for Duarte so far. He’s in such a groove. Completely exploded past his rookie slump. – 8:35 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Jaxson again! 👏
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/EAda6pdan88:35 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
In the Pelicans Team Shop at the @SmoothieKingCtr #NotOnHerb pic.twitter.com/FI5FJ7Agaf8:33 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Herb up to Jaxson 💪
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/L65K1mwYVB8:28 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Oh wow, not a flagrant. I’m surprised by that. #pacers8:26 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Chris Duarte gonna get called for a flagrant. Didn’t make a play on the ball when fouling Garrett Temple. #Pacers trail 19-17 with 5:57 left in the 1Q. – 8:24 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Jonas 🙌
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📻: @ESPNRadioNOLA pic.twitter.com/h2B3dWcf5E8:23 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Isaiah Jackson can do many things in defense, but I’m not sure defending Valanciunas is one of them at his current size. Could be a tough stretch coming – 8:22 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Pelicans have raced out to 13-5 lead. Pacers defense has been rather porous, to say the least. – 8:18 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
Goga for 2️⃣ in the early going
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Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Pelicans’ Jaxson Hayes charged with 12 misdemeanors in Los Angeles nba.nbcsports.com/2022/01/24/pel…8:15 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
#Pacers call timeout after the Pelicans jump out to a 9-3 lead. – 8:15 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Josh Hart straight down the land for layup to start. #Pacers gotta play better defense than that, obviously. – 8:11 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
#Pacers starters:
— Chris Duarte
— Caris LeVert
— Justin Holiday
— Torrey Craig
— Goga Bitadze – 8:06 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Almost game time 🏀
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Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Garrett Temple is starting in place of Brandon Ingram vs. Pacers – 7:45 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Pelicans starters tonight:
Devonte’ Graham
Josh Hart
Garrett Temple
Herb Jones
Jonas Valanciunas – 7:43 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Pelicans starters:
Devonte’ Graham
Josh Hart
Garrett Temple
Herb Jones
Jonas Valanciunas – 7:43 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Tonight’s starters 🏀
#Pelicans | @Verizon pic.twitter.com/lBAd7rpBAU7:41 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
the five starting us off
@MotorolaUS | #GoldBlooded pic.twitter.com/GMSwNSySTm7:39 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
Injury Report for tonight’s game:
Caris LeVert – Available (sore right calf)
Malcolm Brogdon – Out (right Achilles)
Domantas Sabonis – Out (left ankle sprain)
Myles Turner – Out (left foot)
T.J. McConnell – Out (health and safety protocols)
T.J. Warren – Out (left foot) pic.twitter.com/bzvC892VBj7:07 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Skills and drills with Torrey Craig and Domantas Sabonis. #Pacers pic.twitter.com/3zqh3YWhT87:04 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Rainy day fits 🌧
#UltraDrip | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/Mh2uHPoBFj7:04 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Trey Murphy (health & safety protocols) is out tonight vs Indiana, per the Pelicans. – 6:58 PM
New Orleans Pelicans PR @PelicansPR
Trey Murphy III (health & safety protocols) is out for tonight’s game. – 6:55 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Indiana’s Rick Carlisle extensively complimented #Pelicans point guard Jose Alvarado in pregame: “He’s going to be up into you (defensively) the entire game. He’s going to have boundless energy, attack you… If you’re a coach, you can’t help but like (him). He’s a fighter.” – 6:39 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
Caris LeVert (sore right calf) is available for tonight’s game, per head coach Rick Carlisle. – 6:35 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Caris LeVert (right calf) is IN tonight for the #Pacers. – 6:34 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
“To my knowledge yes,” Rick Carlisle says when asked if Caris LeVert will play tonight. Sounds like he’s back in the lineup. – 6:34 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Devonte’ Graham (left ankle soreness) is available for tonight’s game vs. Indiana – 6:31 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
The Pelicans will be without Brandon Ingram, Kira Lewis, Didi Louzada, and Zion Williamson tonight again the Pacers. Head coach Willie Green said everyone has to step up for New Orleans to get a win tonight. They are 1-8 without Ingram this season. – 6:26 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Caris LeVert is questionable with a sore right calf. We’ll find out shortly from Rick Carlisle if he’s in or out tonight against the Pelicans. He’s missed the past two games. #Pacers6:20 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
Pelicans recall Didi Louzada, Naji Marshall and Trey Murphy III from @GleagueSquadron
nba.com/pelicans/news/…5:03 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers have upgraded Matisse Thybulle (shoulder sprain) to questionable to play tomorrow vs. New Orleans. Seth Curry (ankle), Danny Green (hip) and Shake Milton (back) are still listed as out. – 4:58 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
🔑🔑🔑 (via @Jim Eichenhofer)
▪️ Pelicans must generate offense without top scorer Ingram
▪️ NOP 10 steals in win at NYK, held Knicks to 38% shooting
▪️ Both benches forced to adjust amid key injury absences
#WBD | @FanDuel pic.twitter.com/3ovE8eyk7F4:55 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
Celebrate @butleru with us for University Hat Night on Wednesday as we host Gordon Hayward and the Hornets!
Grab your tickets at https://t.co/70MLzkObPr to get a special crossover Pacers 🔀 Butler cap 🧢 pic.twitter.com/5vZldakl4U4:54 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Matisse Thybulle has been upgraded to questionable for tomorrow’s game vs. #Pelicans
Seth Curry, Danny Green, Shake Milton all remain out #Sixers4:41 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Audio: Talking Dukies in the NBA — Zion Williamson, Jayson Tatum, Tyus Jones, Cam Reddish & more — w/ @TheDevilsDen @RaulClement1 & @dustin_shoe apple.co/3Au4ea24:27 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
#Pacers sign Lance Stephenson to another 10-day contract indystar.com/story/sports/n… via @indystar2:37 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Goga Bitadze said he’d “do it again,” when I asked him about headbutting Gary Payton II. But underneath that stubbornness is a great deal of gratitude.
“Back at home, it was not fun at all. There was a lot of criminals and mafia in the streets.” #Pacers indystar.com/story/sports/n…2:19 PM
New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA
On today’s podcast, T-Bob Hebert joins @dsallerson to talk about Star Wars Night 🌌
Full episode: https://t.co/lULKVvdnoS
#Pelicans | @SeatGeek pic.twitter.com/5KuT8qJ7V42:08 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“That was a good nightcap to explain how the night went.”
Devin Booker on missed windmill at end of 5-of-23 night in #Suns win.
He then hugged Duane Washington, father of #Pacers Duane Washington Jr.
“Been watching him since he was 8 yrs old.”
Washington Sr. from Grand Rapids pic.twitter.com/pHWccGHfy82:01 PM

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