(Basketball news) The Golden State Warriors lost back to back matches as they lost to the Indiana Pacers 125-119. For the Pacers, Tyrese Haliburton scored 29 points as Bennedict Mathurin added 24 points while Myles Turner had 21 points and Buddy Hield had 17 points and four 3s, giving him 104 this season. For the Warriors, Curry scored 27 of his 38 points in the first half for the defending champions but departed with 2:04 remaining in the third quarter as Jordan Poole scored 20 points, Draymond Green scored a season-low one point in 27 minutes and was ejected in the fourth quarter. With this result the Pacers improved their record to 15-14 while Warriors fell behind .500.
”He’s going to get an MRI tomorrow,” coach Steve Kerr said of Curry. ”The trainers told me he was out midway through the fourth quarter. I only spoke to him briefly after the game, so I haven’t had a chance to talk with him yet.”
”We had some good answers when we absolutely needed to have them,” Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said. ”We weren’t perfect, but we’ve just got to keep learning the things we need to learn and keep getting better.”
The Nuggets continued their recent good form as they brushed past the Washington Wizards 141-128. For the Nuggets, Nikola Jokic had a season-high 43 points to go with 14 rebounds and eight assists while Bones Hyland scored 23 points and Aaron Gordon added 22. For the Wizards, Barton matched a season best with 22 points and Morris added a season-high 20 as Kyle Kuzma scored 24. The Wizards lost their 8th straight match while the Nuggets moved to third in the Western Conference standings with a record of 17-10.
”I was rolling,” Jokic said. ”Guys were finding me.”
”We were hitting him, meeting him early. He just found his spots,” Gibson said. ”He’s 7-foot. He’s talented.”