April 1, 2018 / 10:30 PM / in 25 days

Pacers rally past Clippers for 5th straight win

Indiana guard Victor Oladipo scored 30 points and delivered a season-high 12 assists to give the Pacers a 111-104 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday at Los Angeles.

Oladipo hit 11 of 17 shots. Myles Turner scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Pacers, who won their fifth consecutive game, including three in a row on the road. Darren Collison scored 11 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter for Indiana. Bojan Bogdanovic added 15 for the Pacers.

Tobias Harris scored 21 and Lou Williams was right behind with 20 for the Clippers. Montrezl Harrell contributed 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting and Austin Rivers finished with 18 points. DeAndre Jordan had 12 rebounds.

With the score tied at 80 early in the fourth quarter, Harrell scored six unanswered points for Los Angeles. The Pacers regained the lead at 91-90 on a 3-pointer by Collison.

Jordan was called for a flagrant foul on Lance Stephenson with 3:24 left. Stephenson hit one of two free throws to give the Pacers a 96-94 lead. Oladipo hit a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession to make it 99-94.

After the Clippers’ Harris sank a 3-pointer to narrow the deficit to 105-104, Bogdanovic answered with a 3-pointer to push the lead to 108-104. Following a 3-point miss by Williams, Collison hit two free throws with 33.7 seconds to play.

The Pacers took their first lead of the game on Turner’s three-point play with 6:04 left in third quarter to make it 60-59. With the Pacers leading 65-61, the Clippers answered with an 13-2 run to grab a 74-67 advantage. Rivers hit two 3-point shots during the spurt.

Cory Joseph sank a 3-pointer with less than a second left to narrow the Clippers’ lead after three quarters to 78-76.

The Pacers shot 48.8 percent overall while the Clippers made 51.2 percent.

The Clippers led 47-31 with 6:38 left before halftime. The Pacers responded by closing the first half with a 19-4 run to close the deficit to 51-50. Oladipo made a 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds left in the half.

Harrell sank a 29-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Clippers a 30-22 lead after one quarter. It was Harrell’s first 3-pointer of the season in five attempts.

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