Haliburton, Nesmith score 15 each in Pacers’ preseason win over Atlanta
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In preseason action Monday night, Tyrese Haliburton and reserve Aaron Nesmith scored 15 points apiece to help Indiana earn its first victory, 116-112, and hand visiting Atlanta its first loss.
Haliburton added eight rebounds and Nesmith hit three 3-pointers for Indiana (1-2). Myles Turner scored 13 and blocked three shots. Jarace Walker, the eighth overall pick acquired in a trade with the Washington Wizards, scored four points on 2-for-8 shooting. First-rounder Ben Sheppard scored nine on 3-for-8 shooting from 3-point range.
Saddiq Bey finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench to pace Atlanta (3-1). De’Andre Hunter had 16 points, while AJ Griffin scored 15. Kobe Bufkin, the 15th overall pick, totaled eight points, six rebounds and three assists in a start.
The Pacers first regular season game is at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Oct. 25 against the Washington Wizards.