Indiana Pacers

Pacers’ small ball comes up big in 122-116 win over Thunder

Malcolm Brogdon (7) of the Indiana Pacers celebrates with teammate Justin Holiday (8) during the 122-116 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 21, 2021, in Indianapolis. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon scored 29 points and Caris LeVert added 28 to help the severely short-handed Indiana Pacers snap a three-game losing streak with a 122-116 victory over the reeling Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.

Indiana was missing three starters and four backups but still managed to hold off the Thunder.

Darius Bazley matched his career high with 26 points and Svi Mykhailiuk finished with 20 to lead Oklahoma City, which lost its 12th straight overall and its seventh straight road game.

LeVert broke open the game by scoring five straight points midway through the fourth quarter after Oklahoma City pulled to 105-104.

Brogdon sealed it at the free-throw line in the final seconds.