National Basketball Association
Indiana 134, Memphis 116
When: 8:00 PM ET, Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Officials: #78 Evan Scott, #71 Rodney Mott, #46 Ben Taylor
Attendance: N/A

Domantas Sabonis shot 13 of 15 from the floor for a career-high-matching 32 points and the Indiana Pacers led the Memphis Grizzlies wire to wire in a 134-116 rout Tuesday in Indianapolis.

The Grizzlies, who were playing for the second consecutive night, saw their winning streak end at seven games.

When Justin Holiday made the first of 16 Pacers' 3-pointers 15 seconds in, Indiana was off to the races.

The Pacers grew their lead to as many as 15 points in the first quarter, then used a 17-7 run over the final 5:34 of the second quarter to take a 21-point advantage into halftime.

The Grizzlies offered little resistance in the second half. Indiana's red-hot shooting of 59.8 percent from the floor on the night and 55.2 percent from 3-point range combined with stifling defense in the blowout.

Indiana held Memphis to 45.2 percent shooting from the field, aided in part by Myles Turner's five blocked shots. The Pacers leveraged their harassing defense into a 42-36 rebounding advantage, with Sabonis' 13 leading the way.

The double-double was Sabonis' 19th on the season in 21 games. Turner also posted a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds.

Indiana's Malcolm Brogdon finished with 23 points and seven assists. Jeremy Lamb shot 5-of-7 from 3-point range and scored 19 points.

Doug McDermott and Holiday added 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Pacers.

Dillon Brooks, who finished with a team-high 25 points, was the lone Grizzlies scorer in double figures until the fourth quarter.

Desmond Bane scored 16 points for Memphis, which got 12 apiece from Xavier Tillman, Tyus Jones and De'Anthony Melton. Indiana's defense successfully harassed Grizzlies star Ja Morant into 2-of-10 shooting from the floor and four turnovers en route to just 10 points.

The Grizzlies' Jonas Valanciunas and Grayson Allen remained sidelined due to the NBA's health and safety protocols.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Memphis   Indiana
Dillon Brooks 25 Scoring Domantas Sabonis 32
De'Anthony Melton 6 Assists Malcolm Brogdon 7
Gorgui Dieng 6 Rebounds Domantas Sabonis 13
Ja Morant 6 Free Throws Made Domantas Sabonis 4
Dillon Brooks 3 Steals T.J. McConnell 4
De'Anthony Melton 2 Blocks Myles Turner 5
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 116 45.2 9-25 23-24 27 36 7 11 16
Indiana 134 59.8 16-29 20-29 30 42 8 8 18
Upcoming Games
  • Indiana will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Pacers have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game at home against Houston. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .429 after a loss.