A rough week for the former No. 1 opens the path to the early season throne.
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Domantas Sabonis had 21 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists to lift the Indiana Pacers to a 109-102 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday.
T.J. McConnell, Domantas Sabonis and T.J. Warren scored 17 points apiece, and the injury-riddled Indiana Pacers moved above .500 for the first time this season with a 112-106 win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.
Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard joins The Woj Pod to discuss Victor Oladipo's progress on a return (1:51), winning with a low payroll (13:53), Larry Bird (22:04) and winning a national title at Kansas as part of Danny (Manning) and The Miracles (28:08).
T.J. Warren scored 21 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 121-106 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
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The Hornets beat the Pacers in overtime tonight, 122-120, thanks in part to a ridiculous advantage in free throws. Charlotte went 28-for-42 from the free throw line. Indiana? Just 6-for-7. Coach Nate McMillan was not pleased. "I don't think I've ever seen that before," he said. It was, in fact, the 63rd time an NBA team has shot 35 more free throws than their opponent -- and the first since the Rockets did it in a game against the Pistons three years ago, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Devonte Graham scored a career-high 35 points, Bismack Biyombo provided a huge spark off the bench late and the Charlotte Hornets battled back from a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers 122-120 in overtime Tuesday night.
Philly remains the NBA's lone unbeaten, the L.A. teams are heating up and Houston ... well, Houston had a weird week. Let's discuss.
T.J. Warren scored a season-high 26 points and the short-handed Indiana Pacers beat the Chicago Bulls 108-95 on Sunday.
Malcolm Brogdon had 25 points, eight rebounds and six assists to help the injury-depleted Indiana Pacers win at home for the first time this season, 102-95 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.