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Oladipo scores 38, Pacers rally to beat Nets 123-119 in OT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Victor Oladipo dug the Indiana Pacers out of a hole again.

He scored 38 points and was perfect from the free-throw line, helping the Indiana Pacers escape with a 123-119 overtime victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.

''For whatever reason, it was tough for us in the first half,'' Oladipo said. ''In the second half, things started going our way. We picked it up and played at a high level on both ends.''

Myles Turner had 23 points and nine rebounds and tied his career high with six blocks, and Bojan Bogdanovic finished with 17 points and six rebounds for the Pacers (19-14), who came back from down 19 to take an 85-84 lead on Lance Stephenson's free throw with 8:29 remaining in regulation.

Spencer Dinwiddle led the Nets (12-20) and tied his career high with 26 points. He made three free throws with 19 seconds left in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 111 and force overtime.

DeMarre Carroll finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds and made a 3-pointer to tie it at 119 with 45 seconds left in overtime. Oladipo made four free throws in two trips to the line in the final 29 seconds to seal the win.

''Oladipo, gotta give the guy credit,'' Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. ''He is playing elite, elite basketball. He's one of the best players in the league right now. (And) they were just the more aggressive team to start the third quarter.''

An 11-2 run in the second quarter put the Nets ahead by 19 - their largest lead of the game - and Brooklyn led 57-41 by halftime.

Indiana went on an 11-0 run to open the second half. Later, Darren Collison made a 3-pointer to cap off a 10-0 run and put the Pacers ahead for the first time since early in the first quarter.

Indiana's slow starts and struggles at home have become a trend. The win snapped a three-game losing streak at home, where the Pacers are 11-7 this season.

''We've got to figure it out,'' Oladipo said. ''We've just got to do a better job at home. We're less comfortable at home than we are on the road, honestly. This team's not perfect and we've got a lot of room to grow. But we're figuring it out. It's a long season.''

The Pacers are having little trouble with Brooklyn, though. Indiana has won six straight against the Nets, including three this season. The two teams meet for the final game of the four-game regular-season series on Feb. 14 in Brooklyn.

TIP-INS

Nets: Brooklyn made 16 3-pointers. ... The Nets won the rebounding battle, 51-41. ... Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 18 points and eight rebounds.

Pacers: Indiana shot 52.2 percent from the field. ... Oladipo had six assists. ... Collison finished with 14 points and nine assists, and Stephenson scored 11 points off the bench.

TURNER ON THE BLOCK

Turner has blocked a shot in all but one game this season and leads the league with 2.5 blocks per game.

HOME AGAIN

Nets center Tyler Zeller grew up and played high school basketball in Washington, Indiana. Zeller started the game and created a spark, scoring all six of his points to help the Nets take a 13-7 lead early in the first quarter.

UP NEXT

Nets: Visit San Antonio for the second of a five-game trip.

Pacers: Visit Detroit on Tuesday.

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Key Players
R. Hollis-Jefferson
24 SF
V. Oladipo
4 SG
34.4 Min. Per Game 34.4
24.8 Pts. Per Game 24.8
3.9 Ast. Per Game 3.9
5.5 Reb. Per Game 5.5
48.4 Field Goal % 48.6
49.0 Three Point % 47.9
80.5 Free Throw % 79.3
  Team rebound 0:00
  DeMarre Carroll missed 3-pt. turnaround jump shot 0:01
+ 1 Victor Oladipo made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:00
+ 1 Victor Oladipo made 1st of 2 free throws 0:00
  Personal foul on Spencer Dinwiddie 0:00
  Defensive rebound by Victor Oladipo 0:00
  Spencer Dinwiddie missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:04
  Personal foul on Bojan Bogdanovic 0:12
+ 1 Victor Oladipo made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:29
+ 1 Victor Oladipo made 1st of 2 free throws 0:30
  Shooting foul on Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 0:30
Team Stats
Points 119 123
Field Goals 42-98 (42.9%) 47-90 (52.2%)
3-Pointers 16-36 (44.4%) 10-23 (43.5%)
Free Throws 19-25 (76.0%) 19-24 (79.2%)
Total Rebounds 61 49
Offensive 18 7
Defensive 33 34
Team 10 8
Assists 24 31
Steals 2 8
Blocks 2 9
Turnovers 10 8
Fouls 20 25
Technicals 0 0
26 PTS, 1 REB, 8 AST
38 PTS, 4 REB, 6 AST
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away team logo Nets 12-20 282924308119
home team logo Pacers 19-14 2120393112123
Team Stats
away team logo Nets 12-20 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Pacers 19-14 100.6 PPG 40 RPG 21.1 APG
Key Players
S. Dinwiddie PG 12.6 PPG 3.2 RPG 6.6 APG 38.7 FG%
V. Oladipo SG 23.1 PPG 5.2 RPG 4.3 APG 47.7 FG%
Top Scorers
S. Dinwiddie PG 26 PTS 1 REB 8 AST
V. Oladipo SG 38 PTS 4 REB 6 AST
42.9 FG% 52.2
44.4 3PT FG% 43.5
76.0 FT% 79.2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Dinwiddie 38 26 1 8 0 0 1 3 8/20 5/11 5/5 0 1 42 -5
D. Carroll 36 20 13 4 0 0 1 3 7/17 4/10 2/2 3 10 40 -3
R. Hollis-Jefferson 36 18 8 3 1 1 2 3 7/18 0/0 4/6 4 4 32 -2
A. Crabbe 34 14 5 2 0 0 0 3 5/10 1/3 3/5 1 4 23 +5
T. Zeller 21 6 7 3 0 0 0 2 3/6 0/0 0/0 2 5 19 +2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Dinwiddie 38 26 1 8 0 0 1 3 8/20 5/11 5/5 0 1 42 -5
D. Carroll 36 20 13 4 0 0 1 3 7/17 4/10 2/2 3 10 40 -3
R. Hollis-Jefferson 36 18 8 3 1 1 2 3 7/18 0/0 4/6 4 4 32 -2
A. Crabbe 34 14 5 2 0 0 0 3 5/10 1/3 3/5 1 4 23 +5
T. Zeller 21 6 7 3 0 0 0 2 3/6 0/0 0/0 2 5 19 +2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
C. LeVert 33 14 4 2 1 0 6 3 5/10 2/3 2/3 1 3 17 -3
N. Stauskas 13 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 3/5 2/4 0/0 1 1 10 -6
J. Harris 19 5 3 1 0 1 0 1 2/5 1/2 0/0 1 2 11 +6
Q. Acy 11 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1/3 1/2 1/2 0 2 8 -4
J. Allen 18 4 6 0 0 0 0 2 1/4 0/1 2/2 5 1 10 -10
T. Mozgov - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Doyle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Okafor - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Russell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Whitehead - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wiley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 259 119 51 24 2 2 10 20 42/98 16/36 19/25 18 33 212 -20
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
V. Oladipo 42 38 4 6 1 1 0 4 13/23 2/8 10/10 0 4 56 +7
M. Turner 38 23 9 1 0 6 2 4 8/10 3/4 4/5 3 6 38 -1
B. Bogdanovic 40 17 6 1 1 1 2 2 7/13 2/5 1/2 0 6 25 +9
D. Collison 38 14 0 9 1 0 0 1 6/10 1/2 1/2 0 0 33 +1
T. Young 26 3 6 4 0 0 1 3 1/4 1/1 0/0 0 6 16 +16
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
V. Oladipo 42 38 4 6 1 1 0 4 13/23 2/8 10/10 0 4 56 +7
M. Turner 38 23 9 1 0 6 2 4 8/10 3/4 4/5 3 6 38 -1
B. Bogdanovic 40 17 6 1 1 1 2 2 7/13 2/5 1/2 0 6 25 +9
D. Collison 38 14 0 9 1 0 0 1 6/10 1/2 1/2 0 0 33 +1
T. Young 26 3 6 4 0 0 1 3 1/4 1/1 0/0 0 6 16 +16
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. Stephenson 24 11 4 0 1 0 2 4 4/12 1/2 2/3 2 2 14 -1
D. Sabonis 28 9 9 5 3 1 1 5 4/11 0/0 1/2 0 9 31 -5
C. Joseph 22 6 1 4 1 0 0 2 3/6 0/1 0/0 0 1 16 -2
T. Leaf 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 2 0 6 -4
J. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Robinson III - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Sumner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Poythress - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Anigbogu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Jefferson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Wilkins - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 262 123 41 31 8 9 8 25 47/90 10/23 19/24 7 34 235 +20