(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) – Bojan Bogdanovic scored a game-high 29 points and seven rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 116-92 victory over the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers for their fourth straight win.
Bogdanovic was 12-of-19 from the field while Myles Turner added 17 points. Thaddeus Young filled the stat sheet with 14 points, five steals, five rebounds and four assists.
Indiana shot over 56-percent from the field and pulled down 42 rebounds.
“I think we’ve been connected,” coach Nate McMillan said. “Defensively playing good, offensively we’ve got ball movement and guys are knocking down shots. That four-game losing streak, I thought we lost our rhythm. But, we seemed to have found it.”
The Clippers were one of the busiest teams at the trade deadline and therefore found themselves playing with a mish-mash of call-ups and newcomers.
Meanwhile, the game was delayed twice due to a bat in the arena, once in the first quarter and again in the third.
The Pacers host the Cavaliers on Saturday.
The Pacers completed a trade with the Houston Rockets ahead of the league’s trade deadline but neither player will suit up for Indiana.
The Pacers acquired Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin from Houston as well as a 2021 second-round pick in exchange for cash considerations. Indiana plans to waive both players to create roster space. They also waived second-year center Ike Anigbogu.
One of the players that will take a roster spot is Wesley Matthews, who has agreed to a contract buyout with the New York Knicks and plans on signing with Indiana. Matthews is averaging 12.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.