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Sabonis scores 21 points to lead Pacers over Hornets, 119-80

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Domantas Sabonis and the Indiana Pacers took control early before blowing out the Charlotte Hornets.

''We just wanted to come in and set a tone early,'' Sabonis said after Indiana's 119-80 victory on Tuesday night. ''From the first possession, we just made them feel us. The second unit followed in. It just went smoothly. Every night is a completely different game. You've got to just keep playing.''

Sabonis had 21 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists. T.J. Warren scored 15 of his 19 points in the first half and Justin Holiday had 16 points off the bench for the short-handed Pacers (34-24), who bounced back from a blowout in Toronto for a third win in four games.

Miles Bridges scored all of his 17 points in the first half and Caleb Martin had 11 for the Hornets (19-38), who have lost two in a row after a stretch of three straight wins - all on the road.

The Hornets were held to their lowest point total this season and the lowest by a Pacers opponent.

The Pacers controlled much of the game without two regular starters.

They were without Jeremy Lamb for the first time since a season-ending left knee injury suffered in their 127-81 loss at Toronto on Sunday. He will undergo surgery, but Pacers coach Nate McMillan said no date has yet been scheduled and Lamb could seek a second opinion first.

Victor Oladipo was out for a second straight game with a sore lower back. He appeared in eight games after missing the first 47 games of the season while recovering from a right knee injury.

Indiana put the game away for good with a 12-2 run to open the second half. Warren scored on a jumper to put the Pacers ahead 81-46 with 8:43 remaining in the third quarter.

It was a completely different performance after the 46-point loss to the Raptors.

''I did expect us to play better, with more urgency,'' McMillan said. ''We talked about establishing ourselves on both ends of the floor. Our intensity and our game must pick up and get to the next level. Every possession counts. You have to really go out and establish yourselves early. We've just been inconsistent with that. Toronto just totally smacked us, but I loved our response tonight.''

They led by as much as 43 points when JaKarr Sampson made a layup to make it 102-59 with 8:41 to play.

The Pacers built an early lead with an 18-2 run in the first half. Warren had a layup to put Indiana ahead 56-32 with 5:33 to go in the second quarter. The Pacers led by as much as 27 points after Warren scored with 3:53 to go in the half.

''They got going on offense,'' Bridges said. ''We couldn't make anything and our defense was terrible. That pretty much sums up the whole game.''

Indiana led 69-44 at halftime.

TIP-INS

Hornets: G Devonte' Graham (rest) was active but didn't play. . G Malik Monk scored eight points in his first career start. . Charlotte finished shooting 33% from the field.

Pacers: C Myles Turner had a career-high eight blocked shots. . Indiana shot 68.3% in the first half. . G Edmond Sumner was out with a sore left hip.

SHARING THE BALL

The Pacers matched their season high for the fourth time this season with 35 assists. They are 12-2 this season when finishing with 30 or more assists in a game.

WINNING AT HOME

Indiana is a win away from clinching a winning record at home for a 31st consecutive season, but home victories have been hard to come by in recent games. The Pacers, who are 20-10 at home this season, entered the game losing five of the last six at home.

UP NEXT

Hornets: Host New York on Wednesday night.

Pacers: Host Portland on Thursday night.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:36   Terry Rozier missed finger-roll layup, blocked by Myles Turner  
11:32   Offensive rebound by P.J. Washington  
11:31   P.J. Washington missed jump shot  
11:30   Defensive rebound by Malcolm Brogdon  
11:17   Lost ball turnover on Myles Turner, stolen by Malik Monk  
11:13 +2 Malik Monk made layup 2-0
10:51 +3 Malcolm Brogdon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Aaron Holiday 2-3
10:29   Bad pass turnover on Cody Zeller, stolen by T.J. Warren  
10:25 +2 T.J. Warren made dunk 2-5
10:05 +2 Miles Bridges made floating jump shot 4-5
9:33   Terry Rozier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:30   Defensive rebound by Myles Turner  
9:23   Shooting foul on Malik Monk  
9:23   Malcolm Brogdon missed 1st of 2 free throws  
9:23   IND team rebound  
9:23 +1 Malcolm Brogdon made 2nd of 2 free throws 4-8
9:12   P.J. Washington missed floating jump shot  
9:08   Offensive rebound by P.J. Washington  
9:07 +3 Miles Bridges made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by P.J. Washington 7-8
8:51   Myles Turner missed jump shot  
8:48   Defensive rebound by Miles Bridges  
8:38   Malik Monk missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:35   Defensive rebound by T.J. Warren  
8:18 +3 T.J. Warren made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Domantas Sabonis 7-11
8:05 +2 Miles Bridges made jump shot, assist by Terry Rozier 9-11
7:52 +3 Myles Turner made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 9-14
7:50   Full timeout called  
7:27   Cody Zeller missed driving layup, blocked by Myles Turner  
7:27   IND team rebound  
7:14 +2 Domantas Sabonis made driving layup, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 9-16
6:56   Miles Bridges missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:54   Defensive rebound by Myles Turner  
6:43 +2 Domantas Sabonis made reverse layup, assist by Myles Turner 9-18
6:32 +2 Malik Monk made jump shot, assist by Terry Rozier 11-18
6:19   Domantas Sabonis missed jump shot  
6:16   Defensive rebound by Cody Zeller  
6:10   Terry Rozier missed floating jump shot  
6:07   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
5:59 +3 Aaron Holiday made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 11-21
5:41 +3 P.J. Washington made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cody Zeller 14-21
5:17   Lost ball turnover on T.J. Warren, stolen by Miles Bridges  
5:13   Personal foul on T.J. Warren  
5:05   Bad pass turnover on P.J. Washington, stolen by Myles Turner  
4:59   Lost ball turnover on Domantas Sabonis, stolen by Cody Martin  
4:54 +2 Cody Martin made layup, assist by Terry Rozier 16-21
4:37   Malcolm Brogdon missed reverse layup  
4:35   Defensive rebound by Cody Martin  
4:31   Terry Rozier missed finger-roll layup, blocked by Myles Turner  
4:26   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
4:25 +2 T.J. Warren made layup, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 16-23
4:09   P.J. Washington missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:06   Defensive rebound by Myles Turner  
3:54 +2 Domantas Sabonis made finger-roll layup 16-25
3:54   Shooting foul on P.J. Washington  
3:54 +1 Domantas Sabonis made free throw 16-26
3:33   Cody Martin missed driving layup, blocked by Myles Turner  
3:31   Defensive rebound by Malcolm Brogdon  
3:18 +2 Malcolm Brogdon made floating jump shot 16-28
3:00   Bad pass turnover on Jalen McDaniels, stolen by Justin Holiday  
2:58   Personal foul on Cody Martin  
2:58   Full timeout called  
2:36   T.J. McConnell missed driving layup  
2:36   IND team rebound  
2:36   Personal foul on Bismack Biyombo  
2:28   Doug McDermott missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:23   Defensive rebound by Miles Bridges  
2:16 +3 Jalen McDaniels made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cody Martin 19-28
1:59   Doug McDermott missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:56   Defensive rebound by Jalen McDaniels  
1:46 +2 Miles Bridges made hook shot 21-28
1:30   Lost ball turnover on T.J. McConnell, stolen by Cody Martin  
1:14   Shooting foul on JaKarr Sampson  
1:14   Bismack Biyombo missed 1st of 2 free throws  
1:14   CHA team rebound  
1:14   Bismack Biyombo missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
1:13   Defensive rebound by Justin Holiday  
1:08   Personal foul on Bismack Biyombo  
1:08 +1 Goga Bitadze made 1st of 2 free throws 21-29
1:08 +1 Goga Bitadze made 2nd of 2 free throws 21-30
0:58   Malik Monk missed floating jump shot  
0:55   Offensive rebound by Malik Monk  
0:53 +2 Miles Bridges made finger-roll layup, assist by Malik Monk 23-30
0:45 +3 Justin Holiday made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by T.J. McConnell 23-33
0:36 +2 Malik Monk made finger-roll layup 25-33
0:28   Offensive foul on Goga Bitadze  
0:28   Turnover on Goga Bitadze  
0:09   Cody Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:07   Defensive rebound by Goga Bitadze  
0:04 +2 JaKarr Sampson made dunk, assist by Goga Bitadze 25-35
0:01   Miles Bridges missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:01   CHA team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:41 +2 JaKarr Sampson made dunk, assist by Justin Holiday 25-37
11:26   Shooting foul on Goga Bitadze  
11:26   P.J. Washington missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:26   CHA team rebound  
11:26   P.J. Washington missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
11:24   IND team rebound  
11:07   Doug McDermott missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:03   Defensive rebound by Cody Martin  
10:51   Miles Bridges missed hook shot  
10:49   Defensive rebound by Doug McDermott  
10:46   Offensive foul on Goga Bitadze  
10:46   Turnover on Goga Bitadze  
10:30   Cody Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:28   Defensive rebound by JaKarr Sampson  
10:24   Personal foul on Cody Martin  
10:11 +2 Doug McDermott made finger-roll layup, assist by Domantas Sabonis 25-39
9:55   Cody Martin missed floating jump shot  
9:54   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
9:48 +2 Doug McDermott made driving dunk, assist by T.J. McConnell 25-41
9:48   Full timeout called  
9:37   P.J. Washington missed driving layup  
9:35   Defensive rebound by Justin Holiday  
9:27 +3 Justin Holiday made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Domantas Sabonis 25-44
9:10   P.J. Washington missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:08   IND team rebound  
8:48 +2 Justin Holiday made jump shot 25-46
8:35   Malik Monk missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:31   Offensive rebound by Caleb Martin  
8:31   Caleb Martin missed dunk  
8:30   Defensive rebound by Doug McDermott  
8:20   Doug McDermott missed finger-roll layup  
8:19   Offensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
8:18   Domantas Sabonis missed dunk  
8:16   Defensive rebound by Terry Rozier  
8:12 +2 Cody Zeller made dunk, assist by Malik Monk 27-46
8:02 +2 JaKarr Sampson made layup, assist by Domantas Sabonis 27-48
7:45   Lost ball turnover on P.J. Washington, stolen by JaKarr Sampson  
7:31 +3 Domantas Sabonis made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by T.J. McConnell 27-51
7:29   Full timeout called  
7:17 +3 Terry Rozier made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cody Martin 30-51
7:02   Shooting foul on Cody Zeller  
7:02   Domantas Sabonis missed 1st of 2 free throws  
7:02   IND team rebound  
7:02 +1 Domantas Sabonis made 2nd of 2 free throws 30-52
6:48   Terry Rozier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:45   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
6:33   Doug McDermott missed floating jump shot  
6:31   Defensive rebound by Cody Martin  
6:24 +2 Cody Zeller made layup, assist by Terry Rozier 32-52
6:09 +2 Malcolm Brogdon made jump shot 32-54
6:03   Personal foul on Malcolm Brogdon  
5:59   Terry Rozier missed driving layup, blocked by Myles Turner  
5:59   CHA team rebound  
5:49   Miles Bridges missed hook shot  
5:47   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
5:33 +2 T.J. Warren made layup, assist by Aaron Holiday 32-56
5:22 +3 Caleb Martin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cody Zeller 35-56
5:02 +2 Domantas Sabonis made jump shot, assist by T.J. Warren 35-58
4:40   Cody Martin missed driving dunk, blocked by Myles Turner  
4:37   Defensive rebound by Aaron Holiday  
4:34   Personal foul on Caleb Martin  
4:20 +2 Domantas Sabonis made hook shot, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 35-60
4:00   Terry Rozier missed fade-away jump shot  
3:57   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
3:53 +2 T.J. Warren made finger-roll layup, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 35-62
3:41 +3 Miles Bridges made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Terry Rozier 38-62
3:15   Malcolm Brogdon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:13   CHA team rebound  
3:04   Malik Monk missed floating jump shot  
3:01   Defensive rebound by Malcolm Brogdon  
2:45 +2 T.J. Warren made finger-roll layup 38-64
2:36   Miles Bridges missed driving dunk  
2:34   Defensive rebound by T.J. Warren  
2:27   Offensive foul on Malcolm Brogdon  
2:27   Turnover on Malcolm Brogdon  
2:16 +2 Miles Bridges made finger-roll layup, assist by Malik Monk 40-64
2:16   Shooting foul on Domantas Sabonis  
2:16 +1 Miles Bridges made free throw 41-64
2:03   Myles Turner missed jump shot  
2:01   Defensive rebound by Bismack Biyombo  
1:47   Terry Rozier missed jump shot  
1:44   Defensive rebound by Myles Turner  
1:36 +3 Myles Turner made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Justin Holiday 41-67
1:21   Malik Monk missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:18   Offensive rebound by Miles Bridges  
1:06 +3 Caleb Martin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Terry Rozier 44-67
0:47   T.J. Warren missed driving layup  
0:45   Defensive rebound by Terry Rozier  
0:37   Malik Monk missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:35   Defensive rebound by Aaron Holiday  
0:17 +2 Aaron Holiday made floating jump shot 44-69
0:02   Miles Bridges missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:02   Offensive rebound by Bismack Biyombo  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:43 +2 T.J. Warren made dunk, assist by Domantas Sabonis 44-71
11:26 +2 Cody Zeller made jump shot 46-71
11:06   Myles Turner missed layup  
11:04   Offensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
11:04 +2 Domantas Sabonis made dunk 46-73
10:53   Cody Zeller missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:50   Defensive rebound by Aaron Holiday  
10:35 +2 Malcolm Brogdon made finger-roll layup 46-75
10:13   Malik Monk missed jump shot  
10:10   Defensive rebound by Malcolm Brogdon  
9:59 +2 Malcolm Brogdon made finger-roll layup 46-77
9:39   Terry Rozier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:36   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
9:23 +2 Domantas Sabonis made layup, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 46-79
9:22   Full timeout called  
9:04   Out of bounds turnover on Jalen McDaniels  
8:43 +2 T.J. Warren made floating jump shot, assist by Domantas Sabonis 46-81
8:30   Caleb Martin missed driving layup, blocked by Myles Turner  
8:28   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
8:20   Personal foul on Joe Chealey  
8:08   Myles Turner missed jump shot  
8:05   Defensive rebound by Bismack Biyombo  
8:00   Jalen McDaniels missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:57   Offensive rebound by Jalen McDaniels  
7:52   Cody Martin missed jump shot  
7:50   Offensive rebound by Bismack Biyombo  
7:49 +2 Bismack Biyombo made dunk 48-81
7:24   Traveling violation turnover on Malcolm Brogdon  
7:08   Cody Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:06   Offensive rebound by Bismack Biyombo  
6:54   Joe Chealey missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:50   Offensive rebound by Cody Martin  
6:47   Jalen McDaniels missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:44   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
6:25   Bad pass turnover on Aaron Holiday, stolen by Joe Chealey  
6:19   Caleb Martin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:16   Defensive rebound by T.J. Warren  
5:56   T.J. Warren missed finger-roll layup  
5:55   Offensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
5:54   Shooting foul on Bismack Biyombo  
5:54 +1 Domantas Sabonis made 1st of 2 free throws 48-82
5:54 +1 Domantas Sabonis made 2nd of 2 free throws 48-83
5:46   Offensive foul on Bismack Biyombo  
5:46   Turnover on Bismack Biyombo  
5:36   Bad pass turnover on Malcolm Brogdon, stolen by Joe Chealey  
5:31   Bad pass turnover on Caleb Martin, stolen by Myles Turner  
5:27   Shooting foul on Joe Chealey  
5:27 +1 Aaron Holiday made 1st of 2 free throws 48-84
5:27 +1 Aaron Holiday made 2nd of 2 free throws 48-85
5:15   Personal foul on T.J. Warren  
5:09   Shooting foul on Malcolm Brogdon  
5:09 +1 Cody Martin made 1st of 2 free throws 49-85
5:09 +1 Cody Martin made 2nd of 2 free throws 50-85
4:57   Aaron Holiday missed floating jump shot  
4:55   Defensive rebound by Jalen McDaniels  
4:51   Out of bounds turnover on Caleb Martin  
4:51   Full timeout called  
4:25   Myles Turner missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:24   Defensive rebound by Jalen McDaniels  
4:14   Cody Zeller missed floating jump shot  
4:12   Offensive rebound by Cody Zeller  
4:12   Cody Zeller missed dunk  
4:11   Defensive rebound by Myles Turner  
4:07   Justin Holiday missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:04   Offensive rebound by Malcolm Brogdon  
3:50   Lost ball turnover on Malcolm Brogdon, stolen by Cody Zeller  
3:30   Shooting foul on JaKarr Sampson  
3:30 +1 Jalen McDaniels made 1st of 2 free throws 51-85
3:30   Jalen McDaniels missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:29   Defensive rebound by Myles Turner  
3:14 +2 Justin Holiday made jump shot, assist by T.J. Warren 51-87
2:50   Joe Chealey missed floating jump shot  
2:49   Defensive rebound by Myles Turner  
2:37   Lost ball turnover on T.J. Warr