Oladipo scores 38, Pacers rally to beat Nets 123-119 in OT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo 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.
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 the game 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.
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.
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.
Nets: Visit San Antonio for the second of a five-game trip.
Pacers: Visit Detroit on Tuesday.