(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) – The Pacers were no match for the high-powered Golden State Warriors as the reigning NBA champs had their way with the Blue & Gold, routing Indiana 132-100 for their most lopsided loss of the season.
Golden State put the game out of reach early, scoring 40 points in the first quarter, as Stephen Curry led the way with 26 points, including 6-of-8 from 3-point range. DeMarcus Cousins added 22 while Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson each had 16.
The Warriors shot over 54-percent from the field and 42-percent from 3-point range as they rolled to their eleventh straight win.
For the Pacers, Myles Turner led the team with 16 points while Bojan Bogdanovic had 15.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that this team is going on the up track,” Pacers guard Darren Collison said. “I think we saw tonight, playing against a team like that, how to execute and we can take something from that.”
The Pacers have lost back-to-back games since losing Victor Oladipo for the season and now embark on a four-game road trip, starting with the first game of a back-to-back on Wednesday against the Washington Wizards.
Pacers guard Victor Oladipo underwent successful surgery on Monday to repair his ruptured quad tendon, according to the Pacers website. He is expected to make a full recovery but not timetable was given for his return.