NEW YORK (AP) — Rodney Stuckey scored 20 points, David West added 17, and the Indiana Pacers overwhelmed the Brooklyn Nets 110-85 on Saturday night.
Former Nets guard C.J. Watson, who played for Brooklyn during the 2012-13 season, came off the bench and scored 17 points. Luis Scola added 13, Chris Copeland had 12 and Lavoy Allen chipped in 10.
Jarrett Jack had 22 points and Joe Johnson added 18 for Brooklyn, which had won its previous three games. The Nets, who entered the night 12-2 against teams with losing records, couldn’t handle the Pacers, who improved to 11-20.
Indiana’s bench, third-best in the league with 39.6 points entering the game, outscored its Brooklyn counterparts 50-16.
After Brooklyn cut the deficit to 69-60 with 2:54 remaining in the third quarter on a 3-pointer by Deron Williams, the Pacers went on a 24-11 run, converting nine Brooklyn turnovers into 12 points, to take a 93-71 lead with 8:27 left in the fourth quarter.
Pacers: C.J. Miles, who left Friday night’s game at Detroit due to upper respiratory problems, was held out of the game.
Nets: Brooklyn hit its first four shots of the game but finished the first half shooting 10 for 39.
Pacers: Host Chicago on Monday night.
Nets: Host Sacramento on Monday night.
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