|Date of game: 12/27/2014
Recap: Brooklyn vs. Indiana
Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - David West and the Indiana Pacers took control in the second half and downed the cold-shooting Brooklyn Nets, 110-85, at Barclays Center.
Seven Indiana players scored in double figures and the team shot 58.1 percent from the field while posting a 60-38 advantage in the second half.
"We're making shots and we're playing for each other," Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said. "We're playing unselfish and hopefully that continues."
West scored all but two of his 17 points after halftime, and Rodney Stuckey put together a terrific all-around effort with 20 points, eight assists, six rebounds and four steals in the lopsided win.
C.J. Watson finished with 17 points while Luis Scola and Chris Copeland contributed 13 and 12 points, respectively, off the bench for the Pacers, who have won three of four following a 1-10 stretch.
Jarrett Jack netted 22 points, but the Nets shot just 36.4 percent from the field and had their three-game winning streak come to a screeching halt.
Brooklyn's bench, which included usual starters Deron Williams and Brook Lopez, was outscored 52-16 combined to shoot 5-of-32 from the field.
The Nets actually led 51-50 early in the third but turned it over nine times over the final 10-plus minutes of the quarter, leading to 12 easy points the other way.
West scored the first four points of a 13-2 run that extended Indiana's lead to 69-57 late in the third, and seven straight Pacers points to open the fourth made it an 86-65 game.
The closest it got from there was 14.
"The group battled, we just couldn't stop them," Nets head coach Lionel Hollins said.
The Pacers trailed 23-22 at the end of the first quarter but used an 11-0 run in the early stages of the second to take a 38-29 lead.
That was the largest advantage for either team in the first half.Game Notes
Joe Johnson totaled 18 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Nets, who
were outrebounded 45-35 and outscored in the paint 48-28 ... Sergey Karasev
scored a career-high 14 points in the loss ... The Pacers have won five