INDIANAPOLIS — Aaron Vacation scored 22 factors, brother Justin Vacation had 21 and the short-handed Indiana Pacers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 141-137 on Wednesday evening.
The Pacers had been with out All-Star ahead Domantas Sabonis and three different injured starters, and had misplaced 9 of 10 dwelling video games.
“It was a tribute to how we had been taking part in collectively and taking part in quick,” Justin Vacation mentioned. “Hopefully after we get everyone again, we are able to proceed to do that.”
Karl-Anthony Cities led NBA-worst Minnesota with 32 factors, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Anthony Edwards had 27 factors.
“We simply didn’t play laborious sufficient to start with,” Cities mentioned. “They performed with urgency and desperation from the start.”
Aaron Vacation wrapped it up with two free throws with 8.Three seconds remaining.
Justin Vacation hit 4 3-pointers within the last quarter, when the Timberwolves rallied to make it a one-possession recreation. T.J. McConnell made a key 3-pointer for a 138-132 lead with 24.9 seconds remaining. He completed with 19 factors.
“Credit score everybody who performed tonight,” McConnell mentioned. “They got here in prepared.”
Aaron Vacation scored 14 factors within the second quarter, and the Pacers outscored the Timberwolves 42-25 within the interval for a 21-point halftime lead. The Pacers had a season-high 77 factors on the break.
“Their second unit carved us aside,” Timberwolves coach Chris Finch mentioned. “We didn’t have a will to protect the ball.”
The Pacers led 69-44 in bench scoring.
Caris LeVert added 18 factors for the Pacers. They shot 59% from the sector.
Timberwolves: Haven’t received back-to-back video games because the first two of the season.
Pacers: Current accidents resulted in a beginning lineup with no participant who started the season as a starter.
Timberwolves: At Boston on Friday evening.
Pacers: At Orlando on Friday evening.