pacers_bobcats_score_WPCHARLOTTE (TSN) – C.J. Watson scored 15 of his team-high 18 points in the fourth quarter, including 5-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc in the final frame to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 99-74 rout of the Charlotte Bobcats.

Paul George and Lance Stephenson each had 15 points, while Roy Hibbert scored 14 points with 10 rebounds for Indiana, which won its fourth consecutive game over Charlotte. Stephenson also had 10 boards for the Pacers, who have won five in a row overall and 13 of the last 14 against the Bobcats.

Al Jefferson scored 16 points with nine rebounds, Kemba Walker netted 15, and Gerald Henderson added 10 points in the loss. Charlotte has now lost three straight at home and six of its last seven at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The game was relatively close throughout the first three quarters until the Pacers erupted in the final stanza, outscoring the hosts 39-22 over the final 12 minutes.

Bismack Biyombo made a layup to close the Bobcats within 60-54 to start the fourth quarter, but Indiana then went on a 9-1 run, capped by back-to-back threes from Watson to give the Pacers a 69-55 lead.

Charlotte cut the lead to single-digits after a Walker 3-pointer, and once again, the Pacers answered with a 10-2 run thanks to another pair of 3- pointers from Watson. The Pacers led 79-62 with 6:45 to go and built their lead to as many as 27 in the closing minutes.

Walker tied the game, 7-7, with a trey early in the first quarter and like most of the night, Indiana answered with a run. The Pacers went on a 12-2 spurt to take a 19-9 lead with 2:36 left in the first.

Hibbert sank a tip shot to begin the rally and then made a 3-point play the following possession. The big-man had 7-of-12 points during the run.

Indiana limited Charlotte to 4-of-22 (18 percent) shooting from the field in the first to lead 22-11 after one.

Charlotte tightened things up in the second quarter and closed to within five at halftime, trailing 43-38.

“They’re so good and so big, we didn’t get any easy ones tonight,” said Charlotte head coach Steve Clifford.

A Jefferson jumper at 5:58 of the third had the Bobcats within 51-46, but Indiana went on an 8-0 run with six of eight points coming at the line.

Notes: This was the first of three meetings between the two this season … Charlotte was limited to 31.3 percent shooting (26-for-83) … Indiana outrebounded Charlotte 57-43 … Indiana heads home to host Washington on Friday … Charlotte wraps up a three-game homestand on Friday against Milwaukee.


Team 1 2 3 4 Score
Indiana 22 21 17 39 99
Charlotte 11 27 14 22 74
Officials:  Bill Kennedy, Dick Bavetta, John Goble Attendance:  15170
Time Of Game: 2:30
Stats: Final
Indiana MIN FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA OR DR TOT A PF ST TO BL PTS
P.George 26:55 6 15 1 4 2 3 0 5 5 4 4 3 5 0 15
D.West 24:51 3 9 0 0 5 8 1 7 8 1 2 1 0 0 11
R.Hibbert 29:45 4 14 0 0 6 7 6 4 10 2 3 0 2 2 14
L.Stephenson 36:36 5 10 0 3 5 7 1 9 10 3 2 2 3 0 15
G.Hill 28:17 2 10 1 5 2 2 2 5 7 4 3 1 1 2 7
O.Johnson 8:57 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
L.Scola 20:42 3 6 0 0 2 2 1 6 7 3 3 0 1 0 8
C.Watson 29:37 6 9 6 7 0 0 0 6 6 1 0 0 1 0 18
C.Copeland 8:44 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
I.Mahinmi 18:15 0 4 0 0 3 3 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 3
D.Sloan 2:27 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
S.Hill 2:27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
R.Butler 2:27 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3
TEAM TOTALS 240 32 84 10 25 25 32 12 45 57 20 23 8 15 4 99
PERCENTAGES FG: 38.1% 3PT: 40% FT: 78.1% TEAM REB: 14 TOTAL TO: 15
Charlotte MIN FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA OR DR TOT A PF ST TO BL PTS
M.Kidd-Gilchrist 33:32 2 4 0 0 1 1 2 5 7 2 3 1 1 1 5
J.McRoberts 17:40 2 4 0 1 0 4 1 2 3 2 5 0 1 0 4
A.Jefferson 32:28 7 15 0 0 2 4 3 6 9 2 2 0 3 3 16
G.Henderson 31:07 3 15 0 0 4 4 0 4 4 1 3 0 2 1 10
K.Walker 35:47 3 17 2 4 7 7 0 5 5 3 0 2 3 0 15
J.Taylor 19:42 2 7 0 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 5 0 0 0 4
J.Adrien 4:35 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0
C.Zeller 19:08 2 7 0 0 3 4 2 4 6 2 5 0 3 1 7
R.Sessions 14:34 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
A.Tolliver 15:38 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
B.Biyombo 10:57 1 1 0 0 2 4 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
J.Pargo 4:52 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
B.Gordon DNP – Coach’s Decision
TEAM TOTALS 240 26 83 3 9 19 28 11 32 43 13 27 3 15 6 74
PERCENTAGES FG: 31.3% 3PT: 33.3% FT: 67.9% TEAM REB: 11 TOTAL TO: 15
POINTS OFF TURNOVERS
Indiana 14
Charlotte 6
TECHNICALS: Indiana 1, Charlotte 1
Indiana: Delay of Game
Charlotte: Delay of Game, Coach Clifford

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