Pacers rally from 19 points down to beat Thunder 108-106
Friday, March 15, 2019

Pacers rally from 19 points down to beat Thunder 108-106
(INDIANAPOLIS) – Paul George figured to be the feature attraction in his second visit to Indiana since a blockbuster trade two years ago. Domantas Sabonis and Wesley Matthews upstaged the former Pacer on Thursday night. Matthews tipped in a basket with 1.8 seconds left and Indiana rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-106. Sabonis added 26 points against this former team. Without All-Star guard Victor Oladipo, who the underdog Pacers got in the blockbuster deal that sent George to the Thunder in July 2017, Indiana fought its way back over the final 15 minutes behind the other player it acquired in the deal, Sabonis, and Matthews, who the Pacers signed last month as Oladipo's replacement. They did it against George, a six-time All-Star who shrugged off resounding boos to score 36 points, and Russell Westbrook, who added his 27th triple-double of the season but missed a 3-pointer from beyond the top of the key as the buzzer sounded. Westbrook finished with 19 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. George was terrific for the first 47 minutes. But it was a different story in the final minute. George turned the ball over twice, slipped as the Pacers started their final possession and got knocked to the floor on a pick, giving Indiana the one-man advantage that allowed Matthews to free himself for the putback on Bojan Bogdanovic's errant 16-footer. Bogdanovic had 23 points while Darren Collision had 17 points, 6 rebounds and 7 rebounds in the win.

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