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Keifer Sykes shot 2-for-9 in regulation, but when the overtime period came the undrafted rookie looked like a different player. Tied at 115, Sykes buried a deep 3-pointer to give Indiana the lead with 1:41 left in the extra frame. He came right back on the next play and scored a layup to extend the lead to five, and Indiana held on to secure back-to-back wins for the first time in over a month.
”Here’s a guy that’s proven he can bounce back from a rough start, and boy, did he ever,” Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said. “It was an amazing effort, amazing to watch.”

Domantas Sabonis to miss significant time?

Indiana coach Rick Carlisle announced during his postgame press conference that Domantas Sabonis “has (a left) ankle sprain that’s probably going to be significant.” The two-time All-Star landed on Russell Westbrook’s foot while going after a rebound at the 4:54 mark of the fourth quarter, fell to the ground and immediately started writhing in pain.