Pacers Summer League Game 2: Balanced attack, offensive improvement help put away Magic
All five Pacers starters scored at least 13 points in their 23-point win to improve to 2-0 in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS — The previous game was running long. Pacers players had gathered in the tunnel of Thomas & Mack and were waiting for their turn. Just as the Suns held off the Heat for a three-point win, a staff member from another team said “Indiana’s playing all their guys so it’s gonna be a blowout.”
Turns out, he was spot on.
The Pacers’ entry at summer league, featuring eight players from the core 18-man roster (teams may now have three two-way contracts), did exactly what they were supposed to do: win and win big.
They improved to 2-0 in Las Vegas with a 108-85 dominating performance over the Orlando Magic Monday night. Rookie Ben Sheppard, who was a quiet contributor in Game 1, opened this second game with a 3-pointer.
Then, fellow rookie Jarace Walker knocked one down just 14 seconds into the second half. A sign of good things to come for the young Pacers.