INDIANAPOLIS – Pacers Gaming swept Lakers Gaming, 87-78 and 94-54, Friday night to raise its regular-season record to 11-3. The Blue & Gold, winners of five of their last six, will play Pistons GT at 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, June 24 and Jazz Gaming at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 26.
In Game 1 against the Lakers the Pacers maintained a close lead through the first three quarters – leading by three after one, by one at halftime and one after three quarters. A 25-18 advantage in the fourth period propelled the Pacers to the 87-78 win. Rookie sensation 630 (Xavier Barraza) earned a double/double with 29 points and 14 assists. Veteran center Jomar (Jomar Varela-Escapa) recorded a double/double with 17 points and 12 rebounds to go with five assists. WoLF (Bryant Colon) scored a season-high 27 points in the victory – just three off his career best. WoLF was 10 of 14 from the field including six of nine from the three-point arc. LavishPhenom (Andron Thomas) hit all three of his three-point attempts for nine points.
But Game 1 was just an opening act for a record-setting display in the nightcap for the Pacers as first-year point guard 630 set new team records for most points (48) in a game; most field goals made (17) in a game; most field goals attempted (31) in a game; and most three-point shots attempted (20) in a game. For the second time he tied the record for most three-point field goals made (nine) in a game. He added seven assists. The Pacers jumped out to a 24-8 lead after the first quarter and increased it to 48-25 at halftime. A 26-15 third stanza gave the Blue & Gold an imposing 74-40 lead after three quarters. The Pacers closed it out with a 20-14 fourth quarter for the 94-54 final. The 94 points is second highest total in Pacers Gaming history behind the 102 the team scored in a 102-68 win over Celtics Crossover Gaming on 7/28/18.
LavishPhenom was five-of-six from the field enroute to 14 points and nine rebounds while Swizurk (Nick Grech) scored 13 points – the sixth time in the last seven games he has hit double figures. WoLF added 11 points and four assists while Jomar matched his career-high with 20 rebounds in addition to nine assists and eight points.
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Pacers Gaming is back in action Thursday, June 24th, against Pistons GT.