(LOS ANGELES, CA) – The Indiana Pacers suffered their third straight loss on their four-game road trip as they fell to the Los Angeles Clippers 115-109.
Danilo Gallinari led L.A. with a game-high 24 points while Montrezl Harrell added 20 points and 12 rebounds off the bench.
For the Pacers, it was a matter of possession, which they struggled mightily with. The Pacers shot just under 52-percent from the field but turned the ball over 20 times and gave the Clippers plenty of extra opportunities to capitalize on.
“You can’t have 20 turnovers and expect to win a game,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “These are good teams we’re facing. Playoff teams. We need to be better than this if we want to have any success in the postseason.”
Bojan Bogdanovic and Tyreke Evans led the Pacers with 19 points each while Doug McDermott added 17 and Domantas Sabonis racked up 13 points and 16 rebounds.
Indiana is now just a half-game ahead of Boston in the standings and if they plan to avoid four straight losses they’ll have to beat the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.