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Second Half Struggles Sink Warriors in Homestand Finale

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Offense was hard to come by for the Warriors in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s 104-95 loss to the Pacers at Chase Center.

Prior to a game-changing 13-0 Indiana run late in the fourth quarter, neither team had led by double digits. The Warriors built a nine-point advantage on three occasions throughout the game, but the Pacers never let the game out of hand. Indiana center Myles Turner kept the visiting team in the game with some big buckets, including hitting three of his five three-point attempts to lead the Pacers with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

TEAM LEADERS

GSW

Points Rebounds Assists
Wiggins – 22 Looney – 9 Green – 10
Curry – 20 Wiseman – 9 Curry – 3
Oubre – 17 Wiggins – 7 3 More Tied – 3

IND

Points Rebounds Assists
Turner – 22 Sabonis – 14 Holiday – 12
Sabonis – 18 Turner – 11 Brogdon – 8
A. Holiday – 16 Sampson – 7 Sabonis – 6

The defeat spoiled standout efforts from Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr. Wiggins led the Dubs with 22 points and added to his strong defensive season with a career-best five blocks. And after struggling with his perimeter shot throughout the season, Kelly Oubre Jr. made three of his first four three-pointers, scoring 15 of his 17 points in the first half.

Stephen Curry finished with 20 points after not attempting a shot for nearly eight minutes to start the game, Draymond Green tallied his second straight game of 10 assists and Damion Lee continued his strong play off the bench with 12 points.

But on a night where Eric Paschall sat out due to health and safety protocols, the Warriors couldn’t string together enough offense. They shot just 39 percent from the floor for the game and were out-scored by the Pacers 54-38 in the second half.

The loss ends a 4-3 homestand for the Warriors, who return to the court on Thursday as they take on the Nuggets in the first of three straight road games.

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More Notables …

  • Golden State improves to 6-4 overall and 4-2 at home… Tonight’s win snapped a three-game losing streak vs. the Raptors.
  • Golden State dished out 30 assists and are 2-0 this season when recording 30-plus assists.
  • The Warriors posted a season-high 10 blocks.
  • Golden State reached the 50-rebound threshold for the second time this season (51) and are 2-0 in those games.
  • The Warriors are 6-1 this season when scoring 100-plus points.
  • All five Warriors starters scored in double figures… Prior to tonight the last time the team’s starting five all scored 10-plus points was 2/25/20 vs. SAC.
  • Golden State saw Toronto shoot an opponent-season low 63.6 percent from the free throw line.
  • Stephen Curry grabbed a season-high nine rebounds.
  • Andrew Wiggins recorded a career-high-tying four blocks and led the Warriors in scoring with 17 points, his second time leading the team in scoring this season.
  • Damion Lee posted a season-high 13 points and surpassed the 1,000-career points mark (1,011)… He went 3-of-6 from three and has made 19 of his 39 three-point attempts (.487) this season… Tonight marked the second game this season he has scored the game-winning points.
  • Draymond Green recorded his first double-double of the season, recording season-highs of 10 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.
  • Eric Paschall led all reserves with 15 points, his eighth-straight contest scoring 10-plus points… He is averaging 13.5 points per game over that span (.580 FG%, .429 3P%, .846 FT%).
  • Kelly Oubre Jr. dished out a season-high three assists, scoring 12 points, his fifth double-figure outing in the last seven games.
  • Kent Bazemore posted season-highs of nine points and three blocks, dishing out a season-high-tying three assists.
  • Kevon Looney has made 11 of his last 12 field goal attempts over the span of the last six games (.917 FG%).

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