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Pacers beat Nets 118-108 for first victory of season

NEW YORK (AP) Domantas Sabonis and the Indiana Pacers finally got their first victory of the season.

Sabonis scored 29 points, Jeremy Lamb added 25 and Indiana Pacers beat the Brooklyn Nets 118-108 on Wednesday night for their first victory in five games.

''(Sabonis) was a monster down there,'' Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. ''Just defending, rebounding, initiating offense. Had to play a lot of minutes, but was fired up and I thought we rode his energy.''

Sabonis carried the frontcourt load when Myles Turner left the game after spraining his right ankle in the first quarter.

''It's tough,'' Sabonis said about losing Turner. ''Because it's the beginning of the season, we're also trying to find each other and find that chemistry and play together, and obviously he's going to be out for a little bit. It's tough. I wish him a speedy recovery. When he comes back he's going to help us, he's the best defender in the league.''

Malcolm Brogdon added 21 points and 13 assists for Indiana.

Kyrie Irving led Brooklyn with 28 points, Spencer Dinwiddie had 20 and Caris LeVert 15. The Nets have lost two in a row to fall to 1-3.

''We're not really running anything (on offense),'' Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. ''In training camp you're practicing a lot, but you have a nice flow, you kind of know what you're doing. I think we've lost a little bit of our structure and organization, which is natural with a new team and new guys.''

The Pacers took their largest lead at 112-96 on Brogdan's 3-pointer with 4:43 remaining. Indiana took a 90-83 lead into the fourth quarter, with Sabonis and Lamb each scoring seven points in the third.

With three new starters in Irving, DeAndre Jordan and Taurean Prince, the Nets have become more of an isolation team than the cohesive group from a season ago.

''Basketball has a way of being sequentially sound or it can be sequentially off completely,'' Irving said. ''Be able to weather the storm out there. Some possessions are not going to be perfect. We want to limit the mistakes out there where you have opportunities to attack the basket, shoot threes and get everyone confident. Wins and losses come and go. It just gives us a chance to dive into practice and really take it day by day. The details are really what separates the good and the bad teams in the league.''

TIP-INS

Pacers: McMillan vowed to continue using a frontcourt tandem of Myles Turner and Sabonis for the season. ''That's what we're going with. We signed Domantas to an extension and these are the bigs we're going into the future with. This is something that we decided on giving this a look and a try this season.'' ... Victor Oladipo (right knee surgery rehab) and Edmond Sumner (sore right hand) were out for Indiana. ... Turner sprained his right ankle at the 2:19 mark of the first quarter and was assisted to the locker room.

Nets: Atkinson briefly addressed ESPN's story on Irving's interactions with his teammates. ''I know all these elite players, not just Kyrie, are used to the scrutiny. It's just part of the business. I didn't feel the need to talk to him about it.'' ... Wilson Chandler (NBA suspension) and Kevin Durant (right Achilles rehab) were out for Brooklyn.

GIANTS GREAT IN ATTENDANCE

Two-time Super Bowl champion Justin Tuck sat courtside.

UP NEXT

Pacers: Host Cleveland on Friday night.

Nets: Host Houston on Friday night.

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Key Players
M. Brogdon
7 PG
K. Irving
11 PG
34.7 Min. Per Game 34.7
37.7 Pts. Per Game 37.7
6.3 Ast. Per Game 6.3
5.7 Reb. Per Game 5.7
43.3 Field Goal % 47.5
43.4 Three Point % 44.7
95.7 Free Throw % 91.2
+ 3 Taurean Waller-Prince made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Theo Pinson 0:04
  Defensive rebound by Theo Pinson 0:09
  Jeremy Lamb missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:13
  IND team rebound 0:33
  Rodions Kurucs missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:40
  Rodions Kurucs missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:40
  BKN team rebound 0:40
  Personal foul on T.J. Warren 0:40
  Lost ball turnover on T.J. Warren, stolen by Rodions Kurucs 0:42
  Bad pass turnover on Taurean Waller-Prince, stolen by T.J. Warren 0:45
  Lost ball turnover on Domantas Sabonis, stolen by Theo Pinson 0:48
Team Stats
Points 118 108
Field Goals 45-96 (46.9%) 41-93 (44.1%)
3-Pointers 11-26 (42.3%) 10-31 (32.3%)
Free Throws 17-20 (85.0%) 16-26 (61.5%)
Total Rebounds 50 66
Offensive 11 18
Defensive 30 36
Team 9 12
Assists 25 21
Steals 9 6
Blocks 2 5
Turnovers 9 19
Fouls 24 19
Technicals 0 3
21 PTS, 8 REB, 13 AST
28 PTS, 7 REB, 6 AST
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away team logo Pacers 1-3 31293028118
home team logo Nets 1-3 31322025108
Team Stats
away team logo Pacers 1-3 106.8 PPG 45.3 RPG 25.1 APG
home team logo Nets 1-3 116.8 PPG 48.1 RPG 23.7 APG
Key Players
D. Sabonis PF 18.8 PPG 13.4 RPG 3.6 APG 49.4 FG%
K. Irving PG 28.5 PPG 5.4 RPG 7.2 APG 44.4 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Sabonis PF 29 PTS 8 REB 4 AST
K. Irving PG 28 PTS 7 REB 6 AST
46.9 FG% 44.1
42.3 3PT FG% 32.3
85.0 FT% 61.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Sabonis 29 8 4 11/18 2/4 5/6 4 36 0 1 3 3 5 +26 43
J. Lamb 25 7 0 11/19 3/7 0/2 3 34 1 0 2 3 4 +7 31
M. Brogdon 21 8 13 7/19 1/5 6/6 2 32 3 0 2 1 7 +12 56
T. Warren 20 3 1 8/16 0/1 4/4 5 33 3 0 1 1 2 +7 27
M. Turner 7 2 0 3/5 1/1 0/0 1 9 0 0 0 1 1 +4 9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Sabonis 29 8 4 11/18 2/4 5/6 4 36 0 1 3 3 5 +26 43
J. Lamb 25 7 0 11/19 3/7 0/2 3 34 1 0 2 3 4 +7 31
M. Brogdon 21 8 13 7/19 1/5 6/6 2 32 3 0 2 1 7 +12 56
T. Warren 20 3 1 8/16 0/1 4/4 5 33 3 0 1 1 2 +7 27
M. Turner 7 2 0 3/5 1/1 0/0 1 9 0 0 0 1 1 +4 9
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. McDermott 6 4 0 2/4 2/3 0/0 4 32 0 0 0 0 4 +1 10
J. Holiday 5 7 1 2/4 1/3 0/0 0 24 1 0 0 1 6 +13 15
A. Holiday 3 1 2 1/6 1/2 0/0 2 16 0 0 1 0 1 -4 7
T. McConnell 2 0 3 0/4 0/0 2/2 2 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
G. Bitadze 0 1 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 8 0 1 0 1 0 -16 4
N. Mitrou-Long - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
V. Oladipo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Sampson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Sumner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Leaf - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Bowen - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 118 41 25 45/96 11/26 17/20 24 236 9 2 9 11 30 +50 211
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Irving 28 7 6 11/20 2/6 4/5 1 30 1 1 1 0 7 -15 48
C. LeVert 15 6 3 6/18 2/4 1/2 1 32 0 0 4 5 1 -9 23
J. Harris 13 2 0 5/9 3/6 0/1 1 29 0 0 3 1 1 -8 12
D. Jordan 8 17 0 3/7 0/0 2/4 3 22 0 1 1 7 10 -5 25
T. Waller-Prince 8 2 2 3/10 2/8 0/0 4 27 2 1 2 0 2 -10 15
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Irving 28 7 6 11/20 2/6 4/5 1 30 1 1 1 0 7 -15 48
C. LeVert 15 6 3 6/18 2/4 1/2 1 32 0 0 4 5 1 -9 23
J. Harris 13 2 0 5/9 3/6 0/1 1 29 0 0 3 1 1 -8 12
D. Jordan 8 17 0 3/7 0/0 2/4 3 22 0 1 1 7 10 -5 25
T. Waller-Prince 8 2 2 3/10 2/8 0/0 4 27 2 1 2 0 2 -10 15
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
S. Dinwiddie 20 2 7 7/17 1/5 5/6 2 26 1 0 4 0 2 +1 33
J. Allen 8 8 1 3/5 0/0 2/3 1 21 0 2 2 4 4 -9 18
G. Temple 4 1 1 1/2 0/1 2/3 4 15 0 0 0 0 1 -6 7
D. Nwaba 2 4 0 1/3 0/1 0/0 1 10 0 0 2 1 3 +1 4
R. Kurucs 2 4 0 1/2 0/0 0/2 1 20 1 0 0 0 4 +4 7
T. Pinson 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 +3 4
D. Musa 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 +3 0
W. Chandler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Durant - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Ellenson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Luwawu-Cabarrot - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Claxton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 108 54 21 41/93 10/31 16/26 19 234 6 5 19 18 36 -50 196