Published January 08, 2015
Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Lakers scored the final six points of the second quarter. The Pacers, who had lost eight straight games, still led by 33 at halftime.
Rodney Stuckey posted his second straight double-double and Indiana crushed Los Angeles, 110-91, on Monday.
The Pacers got to rest on Sunday while Kobe Bryant and the Lakers played in Minnesota. Bryant hit a pair of free throws in the second quarter of that game to pass Michael Jordan for third place on the all-time NBA scoring list.
The Lakers beat the Wolves to win their third straight game, but they came down from that high just minutes into Monday's game in Indiana.
C.J. Miles' layup at 2:22 of the first quarter gave the Pacers a 26-4 lead. Los Angeles scored 11 points in the final two minutes of the period and still trailed 34-15.
"They came out and just jumped on us," Lakers head coach Byron Scott said. "They have a good team."
The second quarter went much like the first, with a 14-2 Indiana run pushing the margin to 48-17 five minutes before halftime.
The Pacers led by 39 points when Bryant and Wesley Johnson hit consecutive 3s to send the two teams into halftime.
Bryant shot 3-for-13, the bench was 2-for-19 and the Lakers stumbled to a 16.3 percent shooting performance over the first 24 minutes. They trailed 60-27.
Stuckey had 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and Miles scored 20 off the bench for Indiana, which hadn't won since Nov. 28 against the Magic.
"Defensively, we made it tough on them," Miles said. "We have to go out there and know it's not going to be given to us."
Bryant put up 21 points on 8-for-26 shooting. Nick Young netted a more efficient 18 points on 12 shots and Carlos Boozer went for 13 and 10 boards.
The Lakers won the third quarter, 31-29, and outscored Indiana by 12 in the fourth. They got as close as 14 on a Jordan Clarkson 3-pointer with a minute remaining.
Donald Sloan had 15 of his 17 points in the fourth, including a pair of 3s in the final minute, to push the final margin back to 19.
The Pacers avoided their first nine-game losing streak since 2007 ... Indiana has won five of six against the Lakers ... Indiana won the rebounding margin, 53-38 ... The Lakers shot 29-for-88 (33 percent).