The Indiana Pacers (hereinafter referred to as Indiana) defeated the Chicago Bulls (hereinafter referred to as Chicago) with the performance of Benedict Masserin (20, Canada).
Indiana beat Chicago 116-110 by 6 points in the regular league home game of the 2022-23 NBA season held at the Gainbridge Field House in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA on the morning of the 25th (Korean time). With this, Indiana broke a seven-game losing streak with a 24-25 record. (Chicago, 22 wins, 25 losses)
Indiana played a big role in the game that day, with Masserine scoring 26 points and 7 rebounds, Miles Turner scoring 26 points and 7 rebounds, and TJ McConnell scoring 20 points, 10 assists and stealing 3 steals. In Chicago, DeRozan scored 33 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists, and Nikola Vucevic scored 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
Chicago dominated Indiana from the first quarter. First, Chicago got off to a good start with Vucevic’s 3-point shot in a row, and Patrick Williams’ 3-point shot was added to score 15-5. Indiana made points to chase after Benedict Masserine and Turner struggled, but Chicago’s firepower did not stop. Chicago finished the first quarter with a 33-21, 12-point lead as DeRozan and LaVine added a total of 14 points.
Indiana felt the gap of Halliburton keenly in the second quarter. Indiana had no player to lead the bench time by putting McConnell in the starting lineup. Accordingly, Chicago opened the score by 16 points in the section where the bench lineup was mixed, and ended the first half with a 62-46, 16-point lead.
Indiana embarrassed Chicago in the matchup of the main lineup in the third quarter. In particular, Turner was responsible for all 7 points in the first half, and later scored 6 points, narrowing the score to around 10 points. Moreover, while Masserine and McConnell attacked Chicago’s backcourt defense, they succeeded in pursuing little by little. Chicago entered the fourth quarter with an 87-80, 7-point lead thanks to DeRozan’s struggle. 먹튀검증
Early in the fourth quarter, DeRozan scored, and Masserine responded. And Buddy Hield also followed up to 5 points by putting all the free throws he got from a 3-point foul. Then, DeRozan put out the urgent fire with a pull-up jumper, and Masserine also activated the pursuit gun. Then, the two teams faced a clutch situation with Vucevic’s consecutive goals and Heald and McConnell’s consecutive goals.
McConnell finally turned the game around four minutes before the end of the game, and when DeRozan equalized, Heald also hit a 3-point shot. However, Chicago did not give up the game easily and took the lead again with scores from Vucevic and Ayo Dosunmu. And Masserine tied the game again when she missed a free throw two minutes before the end.
Masserine led Indiana, who was in crisis, to a turnaround with 29 seconds left in the game with a pull-up 3-point shot and a cut-in layup. Also, Heald succeeded in stealing Chicago’s offense, forcing Alex Carus to commit a foul.
After that, Indiana put in all the free throws obtained from fouls and won a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Chicago by 116-110, 6 points.