'The first quarter was the killer': Six thoughts after the Pacers' 139-133 loss to the Clippers
They gave up 40 points in the first, never led but were within three with 30 seconds left. Then, they allowed a layup. One Clipper went off and Goga Bitadze shined.
For the second time in three games, the Pacers trailed the entire way. Playing a matinee game in Los Angeles on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, they lost to the Clippers 139-133.
They allowed 40 points in the first quarter and 139 in the game. Both are season-highs by an opponent.