Hornets and Pacers Produce Lowest-Scoring OT Game in Shot-Clock Era

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffJanuary 18, 2015

Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert, left, is fouled by Charlotte Hornets' Bismack Biyombo, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. The Hornets won 80-71 in overtime. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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The Charlotte Hornets and Indiana Pacers produced just 151 combined points Saturday night, setting a new NBA record for fewest points in an overtime game during the shot-clock era, per the Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info).

Playing without star guard Kemba Walker, the Hornets came away with an ugly 80-71 victory after outscoring the Pacers 12-3 during the extra period.

Things reached a nadir during the third quarter, which featured just 13 points from the Hornets and 11 from the Pacers.

Regulation ended in a 68-68 tie, with a pair of free throws by Pacers guard Rodney Stuckey tying the game in the final 15 seconds.

Had the game ended at 68-66, it would have matched a 69-65 game between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder from last season as the lowest-scoring contest of the past 10 years, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Hornets guard Gerald Henderson scored a game-high 20 points, and only five players managed to reach double figures, with Henderson joined by teammate Lance Stephenson (13) as well as David West (19), Donald Sloan (13) and Roy Hibbert (12) of the Pacers.

Had he not missed the game because of a cyst in his knee, Walker likely would have been the leading scorer, as he's tallied 28 or more points in each of his last six appearances.


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