INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Domantas Sabonis and the Indiana Pacers took control early before blowing out the Charlotte Hornets.
"We just wanted to come in and set a tone early," Sabonis said after Indiana's 119-80 victory on Tuesday night. "From the first possession, we just made them feel us. The second unit followed in. It just went smoothly. Every night is a completely different game. You've got to just keep playing."
Sabonis had 21 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists. T.J. Warren scored 15 of his 19 points in the first half and Justin Holiday had 16 points off the bench for the short-handed Pacers (34-24), who bounced back from a blowout in Toronto for a third win in four games.