In a thrilling matchup, Pascal Siakam led the Indiana Pacers (29-23) to a narrow 132-129 win over the Houston Rockets (23-27) on Tuesday night.

With Siakam’s 29-point outburst and TJ McConnell’s 17-point surge, the Pacers showcased a potent offensive display, complemented by a revamped defensive effort in the second half.

Despite facing a resilient Rockets squad led by Jalen Green’s 30-point effort, the Pacers’ resolute defense and clutch scoring propelled them to their second consecutive victory.

Rookie standout Amen Thompson’s impressive double-double performance (13 points, 13 rebounds) for the Rockets, coupled with Dillon Brooks’ 23-point contribution, kept the contest fiercely competitive until the final buzzer.

Despite Houston’s valiant efforts to narrow the deficit late in the fourth quarter, timely baskets from Pacers’ guard Tyrese Haliburton, playing on a restricted minutes due to injury, secured the hard-earned victory for Indiana.