Brogdon drops 24 in Pacers’ win over Lebron, Lakers
Malcolm Brogdon had 24 points and six assists to continue his run of productivity in the bubble to help lead Indiana to a 116-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.
Brogdon, a 2016 UVA alum, was 8-of-13 from the floor, including shooting 4-of-6 from three-point range, three of those coming in the fourth quarter.
Brogdon had 13 of his 24 points in the fourth, a give-and-take affair that the Pacers were able to solidify in the final seconds with a pair of Victor Oladipo free throws and a Brogdon steal.
Brogdon is averaging 20.3 points, 6.5 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game since the NBA’s return on July 31, shooting 45.8 percent from the field and 40 percent from three-point range.
The Pacers are 4-1 in the bubble, and are currently tied for fourth in the Eastern Conference with Miami, both a half-game ahead of sixth-place Philadelphia, with three games left in the 2019-2020 regular season – against Miami on Monday, Houston on Wednesday, and a return date with Miami to close out the season on Friday.
Story by Chris Graham