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Devin Bookers’ 62 couldn’t stop Indiana Pacers from getting their win

The Indiana Pacers secured their second consecutive victory on Friday night, triumphing over the Phoenix Suns in a hard-fought battle. Despite an outstanding 62-point performance from Suns’ star guard Devin Booker, the Pacers managed to emerge victorious by effectively limiting the impact of other Phoenix players.

In a postgame statement, Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance, especially acknowledging the inexplicable difficulty of the last two games. The win against the Suns, who entered the night on a seven-game winning streak, was particularly commendable for the Pacers.

Indiana faced a 10-point deficit at halftime but displayed resilience and determination throughout the game. Despite Devin Booker’s unstoppable scoring spree, the Pacers remained competitive and ultimately outplayed the red-hot Suns. The defensive effort in the final quarter, where they held Phoenix to only 17 points, played a crucial role in securing the victory.

New addition Pascal Siakam showcased an impressive performance, contributing 31 points along with seven rebounds and four assists. Other standout performances came from Aaron Nesmith (22 points), Andrew Nembhard (22), and Obi Toppin (23). Toppin, in particular, sealed the victory with a game-winning basket following a chaotic possession.

With this win, the Pacers improved their season record to 26-20, securing sole possession of the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference. The team’s ability to survive and triumph over Devin Booker’s remarkable 62-point night underscores their competitiveness and potential in the conference.

Looking ahead, the Pacers are set to face the Memphis Grizzlies in their next matchup on Sunday. The victory against the Suns provides momentum and confidence as they continue their campaign in the Eastern Conference.

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