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The Thunder beat the Pacers 126-106 for their fourth consecutive win

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Shay Gilgos Alexander and Isaiah Jo each scored 23 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Indiana Pacers 126-106 on Wednesday night to claim their fourth consecutive victory. Lou Dort scored 22 points and scored 11 rebounds, and Kenrich Williams added 12 points. Thunder’s top 10 points and assists. Oklahoma City shot 50.5% from the field and made 16 of 38 three-pointers. Thunder 7-2 in 2023. All seven wins are double digits, including a 150-117 win over Boston on Jan. 3. “I think the confidence of the team is increasing, and the confidence is kind of a collective confidence,” said Thunder head coach Marc Denault. “It’s not like just an individual player playing a ridiculous streak or anything like that. Together the group gains confidence, and we want to be a team where the whole is better than the sum of the parts.” The team set a Thunder record with 41 assists in 47 baskets against an Indiana district defense. Only 22 minutes in. Commitment to passing makes the attack work. “The ball has energy,” said Joe. “When we move the ball like that, we get a really good look and tend to get more shots. It’s a fun way to play.” Andrew Nimbard scored 18 points for the Pacers, who lost for the fifth straight time. Buddy Hield, who entered the night averaging 18 points per contest, scored just three points on 1-for-4 shooting in 19 minutes. Indiana shot 41.5% from the floor. The Pacers were unguarded by Tyrese Haliburton. The NBA leader suffered a sprained left knee and elbow last week and is expected to miss at least another week. Without him, Oklahoma City led 17-1. Rick Carlisle said, Pacers coach, it was too early.” We let them do a lot of the things they wanted to do in the first five minutes, and you lose 19-1 or whatever it is, playing out that kind of hole on the road is almost impossible. The Thunder handled the ball well and led 58-44 at halftime, behind Dort’s 17 points. “I thought the first half was just too blunt stuff,” said Dinault. , and go to a home game. These are tough matches. “It was an ugly start to the game,” Oklahoma City shot 68% in the period to take a 100-73 lead heading into the fourth, Carlisle said. “Most of the rest was ugly other than the fourth quarter.”

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Shay Gilgos Alexander and Isaiah Jo each scored 23 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Indiana Pacers 126-106 on Wednesday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

Lou Dort scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Kenrich Williams had 12 points and a career-best 10 assists for the Thunder. Oklahoma City shot 50.5% from the field and made 16 of 38 three-pointers.

The Thunder are 7-2 in 2023. All seven of their wins are double digits, including a 150-117 victory over Boston on Jan. 3.

“I think the team’s confidence is increasing, and the confidence is kind of the collective confidence,” said Thunder coach Marc Dignault. “It’s not like just an individual player playing a ridiculous streak or anything like that. Together the group gains confidence, and we want to be a team where the whole is better than the sum of the parts.”

The team set a Thunder record with 41 assists in 47 baskets against an Indiana district defense. Joe, a reserve who made a career-high seven three-pointers in just 22 minutes, said the commitment to passing makes the offense work.

“The ball has energy,” said Joe. “When we move the ball around like that, we get a really good look and tend to take more shots. It’s a fun way to play.”

Andrew Nimbard scored 18 points for the Pacers, who lost for the fifth time in a row. Buddy Hield, who entered the night averaging 18 points per contest, scored just three points on 1-for-4 shooting in 19 minutes. Indiana shot 41.5% from the floor.

The Pacers were freed by Terese Haliburton. The NBA leader sprained his left knee and elbow last week and is expected to miss at least another week.

Without him, Oklahoma City held a 17-1 lead. It was too early, Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said.

“We let them do a lot of things they wanted to do in the first five minutes, and you lose 19-1 or whatever it is, playing that kind of hole on the road is almost impossible,” he said.

Daigneault was worried about how much energy Oklahoma City would get in its first home game after a three-game brawl. The Thunder handled the ball well and led 58-44 at halftime, behind Dort’s 17 points.

“I thought the first half was just really sharp stuff,” said Denault. “You can’t underestimate getting off to a good start and especially getting off the road, going into a home game. These are tough games.”

Oklahoma City shot 68% in the period to take a 100-73 lead heading into fourth.

“It was an ugly start to the game,” said Carlisle. “And most of the rest was ugly other than the fourth quarter.”

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