Pacers fall to Spurs in NBA action

Pacers fall to Spurs in NBA action

INDIANAPOLIS — In the Pacers’ first two games, they’ve lost their most experienced player to injury in pregame warmups and tied a franchise record for longest losing streak at 12 years, dating back to last season. This time, the San Antonio Spurs jumped out to an early lead and withstood a late charge to win 137-134.

Bennedict Mathurin can lead the Pacers in scoring

He’s coming off the bench for now, but the rookie has played 28 minutes in each of his first two NBA games. Equally important, he has shown a willingness to carry an offensive load. He was just as aggressive Friday as he was in the first game and the preseason. He scored 11 points against the Spurs in his first 13 minutes on the floor and finished with 26.

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