Turner, LeVert beat diminished Pacers to win

December 24, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Myles Turner had 32 points and 10 rebounds, while Caris Levert added 24 points and 11 assists in Thursday’s game, which the Indiana Pacers beat the Houston Rockets 118-106.

Turner made 14 of 18 shots for the Pacers, who made 52.8% of their field attempts. The Dominican Chris Duarte added 18 points and Jeremy Lamb added 16 for Indiana, who played without their starters Malcolm Brogdon (suffering from a pain in the right Achilles tendon) and Domantas Sabonis (who has a discomfort in the right calf).

Christian Wood scored 22 points for Houston, while Jalen Green scored 20 on his return after missing nearly a month of activity due to a thigh strain.

Jae’Sean Tate had 18 points and Eric Gordon added 15.

The Rockets led 94-91 after three periods, but the Pacers started the fourth on a 10-2 streak and did not lose control of the game.