Hornets ousted by Pacers 116-111

It was a slow start for both teams’ starters, with turnovers and misses galore. However, when Charlotte brought in her defensively focused second unit, the dynamic changed. For a back-to-back game, Clifford went with a Smith Jr-Martin-McDaniels-Thor-Williams lineup and it excelled. Indiana remained scoreless for the final 4:30 of the quarter and Charlotte held a 12-point lead at the end of the first 27-15.