Lamb, Warren lead Pacers past Young, Hawks in OT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jeremy Lamb scored 20 points, T.J. Warren hit a go-ahead 3-pointer and the Indiana Pacers outlasted Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks 105-104 in overtime Friday night.
Young matched his career high with 49 points in the Hawks’ ninth straight loss. He was 16 of 28 from the field, hitting 8 of 15 from 3-point range.
Lamb got the Pacers started in overtime with a 20-foot jumper and he fed Myles Turner for a 3-pointer. Warren made his only 3-pointer of the game with 1:12 remaining to push the Pacers to their fifth consecutive victory.
Turner and Domantas Sabonis each scored 17 points, and Warren and Malcomb Brogdon had 16 apiece.
DeAndre’ Bembry and Alex Len added 15 points each for Atlanta.
The Hawks rallied to tie and force overtime after Brogdon’s last-second bank shot was too long.
The Pacers erased an 11-point halftime deficit by holding the Hawks to just 11 points in the third quarter. The 29-11 edge gave the home team a 72-65 lead. Atlanta enjoyed a 31-21 second quarter to take a 54-43 halftime lead.
Hawks: Forward Jabari Parker is averaging 17.8 points on 51.8%t shooting, one of just four NBA players to average 17 points with 20 3-pointers on 50%tshooting. … Young became the franchise’s second-youngest player, at 21 years and 69 days, to reach 2,000 career points on Wednesday.
Pacers: Brogdon is shooting a league-leading 96% at the line. … The next five games are on the road, where Indiana is 3-4.
MOVE OVER, MOE
Fourth-year Pacers coach Nate McMillan tied Doug Moe for 24th on the NBA’s list with 628 victories. McMillan, whose overall record is 628-566, recently passed Larry Bird (147) and Bob “Slick” Leonard (142) for fourth in career franchise victories now at 150.
Hawks: At Houston on Saturday night.
Pacers: At Philadelphia on Saturday night.