INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — George Hill had 17 points and seven assists, Shayne Whittington scored all of his 11 points in the second half, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 103-90 in the teams’ preseason opener on Tuesday night.
Hill scored 11 of the Pacers’ 36 points in the third quarter points and Lavoy Allen had eight as the Pacers closed the quarter on a 19-5 run to stretch their four-point halftime lead to 82-62.
Lavoy Allen scored his 10 points for Indiana in the third quarter.
Indiana shot 48 percent from the field, including 65 percent in the third, while holding Minnesota to 37 percent.
Andrew Wiggins, the top overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft, led the Wolves with 18 points. He shot 4 for 11 from the field and 8 for 10 on free throws.
Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota.
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