User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Bobcats rip up Pacers, 109-87

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Al Jefferson scored Al Jefferson scored 34 points in Charlotte's 109-87 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night that gave the Bobcats their fifth straight home win.

Advertisement
Jefferson was 16 of 25 from the field and had eight rebounds for the Bobcats (28-33), who equaled their combined win total from the previous two seasons.

Jefferson, whose 38-point, 19-rebound effort Monday night was overshadowed by LeBron James' career-high 61-point outing, has scored at least 20 points in 21 of his last 24 games.

Charlotte became the first team since the 2009-10 Knicks to play the NBA's top four teams in consecutive games. They previously lost to San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Miami on the road, but left no doubt about this this one.

Charlotte jumped out to a 28-8 lead after the first quarter and never trailed.

Kemba Walker added 19 points and nine assists for the Bobcats.

Evan Turner had 22 points for the Pacers (46-15), who lost back-to-back games for only the second time this season.

The Pacers had won 14 of their last 15 against the Bobcats coming in, including five straight by an average of nearly 18 points.

But Indiana was sluggish from the start, shooting 4 of 20 from the field in the opening quarter and turning the ball over six times, leading to 12 Charlotte points and falling behind by 20.

The Pacers, shooting at the home end of the floor where some of the lights were out, were held to eight points - the fewest allowed in a quarter this season by the Bobcats.

While the Pacers were struggling on offense, Jefferson was at it again on the offensive end. He hit his first six shots and had 20 points at the break.

The Pacers would battle back to cut the lead to four in the second quarter, but the Bobcats never surrendered the lead and stretched the lead back to 18 again by the end of the third quarter.

The Pacers came in first in the league in defense in terms of points allowed and field goal percentage. But the Bobcats shot 51 percent, including 9 of 18 from 3-point range.

Just about everything was going Charlotte's way, including Jefferson banking in a 31-footer from the top of the key to beat the shot clock with four minutes left in the game, giving the Bobcats a 99-82 lead.

Jefferson left the game to a huge ovation with 2:01 remaining and the Bobcats up by 21.

NOTES: Chris Douglas-Roberts got the start in place of Gerald Henderson, who missed his second straight game with a strained calf. ... The only other time the Pacers lost back-to-back games this season came Dec. 16 and 18 against Detroit and Miami. ... The Bobcats are 14-3 at home when scoring at least 91 points.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Kings win to claim summer league title
ASA: Fading the Cavs and LeBron
CFO: Sterling must repay $500M in loans
Bulls re-sign PG Hinrich to 2-year deal
Matt Bonner re-signs with Spurs
Suns announce signing of F Tolliver
Mavs sign Jefferson after losing Carter
Jazz sign free-agent F Trevor Booker
Swingman Young returns to Lakers
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NBA Pro Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
2013 NBA SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Chip Chirimbes + 3067
Paul Bovi + 2374
Kevin Rogers + 2090
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
No Games Last 7 Days  
   
   
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Dave Cokin 59 %
Paul Bovi 58 %
Stephen Nover 56 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Paul Bovi + 2013
Michael Black + 1848
Kevin Rogers + 1579
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Stephen Nover + 1320
Kyle Hunter + 1080
Joe Nelson + 993
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 2114
Mike Rose + 1851
Kyle Hunter + 945
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!