Both teams played well early in a fun clash: Pacers shot 61% at halftime, with the Spurs right behind at 59%. But it was San Antonio that owned a 32-23 run in the 3rd quarter to blow open a 20 point lead, led by a rested Tim Duncan (22 points) and Andrei Kirilenko (20 points, 2 steals). Tony Parker had 12 points running the floor and the Pacers never recovered, despite 30 from George Hill.
Trouble is, new Pacer scoring threat Monta Ellis went 3-10 from the field and healthy Paul George had just 14 points. On the flipside, Boris Diaw had 10 points/8 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard had 11, Ray Allen had 10 and prospect Maccallum had 7 points and 6 assists. Unlikely, Danny Green was a playmaker with 7 assists.