Bojan Bogdanovic churns out season-best 35 as Pacers top Wolves

first_imgP2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic, right, drives around Minnesota Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. The Pacers won 122-115. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)INDIANAPOLIS — The short-handed Indiana Pacers overcame the absence of two keys players — and Minnesota star Karl-Anthony Towns’ fast start.Bojan Bogdanovic scored a season-high 35 points and Pacers beat the Timberwolves 122-115 on Thursday night. Towns had 42 points and 17 rebounds, scoring 23 points and grabbing seven rebounds in the first quarter.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT UPTimberwolves: At Washington on Sunday night.Pacers: Hosts Orlando on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rafael Nadal blasts Kyrgios for ‘lack of respect’ after Acapulco defeat Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TJ Leaf added a career-high 18 points for Indiana. The Pacers overcame an early 12-point deficit and led 64-60 at halftime.“It’s rough. I mean, it’s not easy to win in the NBA. And we didn’t do the things we needed to do to win and execute in the end,” Towns said. “We just got to be better on the defensive end. We had too many miscues and it cost us.”TIP-INSTimberwolves: Towns had his 52nd 30-plus point game and the 15th of the season. He has had 30 or more in three straight games. … Minnesota is 4-23 when trailing after three quarters, and 41-12 when leading or tied after three.Pacers: Indiana is 9-3 on the second night of a back-to-back and 7-0 when the second game is at home. … Myles Turner has made at least one 3-pointer in each of his last eight games.ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Indiana played without Domantas Sabonis (sprained left ankle), and Tyreke Evans (food poisoning).“All we need is (who) we’ve got in this (locker) room,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “We’ve been adapting, really, all season long with guys being out. Losing Victor early in the season, losing him later in the season for the year … Our coaches do a good job of keeping guys ready to play, and they’ve been able to step in win games. We’re still trying to establish who we are.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesWith the game tied at 107 with less than four minutes remaining, Bogdanovic drove for the go-ahead layup. Minnesota’s Andrew Wiggins then missed two free throws on the next possession, and Bogdanovic extended the Pacers lead on the other end of the floor with a wide-open 3-pointer. The Pacers closed with a 15-8 run, with Bogdanovic scoring 11 points.“It shows how resilient we are, how strong we are mentally,” Bogdanovic said. “We were short-handed without Domantas, then our big (men) early on get into foul trouble. But we did a great job at the beginning of the second quarter. Again, great effort, great team defense.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIESlast_img

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