The Indiana Pacers (44-34) convincingly defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder (52-25) 126-112, marking their ninth win in 14 games.

Led by Pascal Siakam with 21 points and Aaron Nesmith with 17, the Pacers earned an important win.

Despite Pacers All-Star Tyrese Haliburton being held to eight points, his 11 assists, he broke the Pacers’ single-season assist record.

T.J. McConnell and Myles Turner contributed 16 points each to Indiana’s victory.

Lu Dort led the Thunder with 22 points, but the absence of injured stars Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jalen Williams weakened Oklahoma City’s offense.

Kenrich Williams added 18 points and eight rebounds, while Josh Giddey recorded 14 points, 12 assists, and nine rebounds for the Thunder.

The Pacers took control in the fourth quarter, establishing an 18-point lead and sealing the victory.