Pacers Dominate Thunder in Record 57-Point Win; Domantas Sabonis Triple-Double

Jenna CiccotelliAnalyst IIIMay 2, 2021

Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (11) shouts after falling to the court in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Friday, April 16, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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The Indiana Pacers dominated the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, setting an NBA record in the process.

The Pacers bested the Thunder 152-95 in Oklahoma City. The 57-point deficit is the largest regular-season road win in NBA history, according to Stat Perform.

Domantas Sabonis triple-doubled with 26 points, 19 rebounds and 14 assists.

Indiana Pacers @Pacers

22 points 11 rebounds 11 assists AT HALFTIME https://t.co/sc3CwrhSpD

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Welcome back, @Dsabonis! 🀩 https://t.co/kIWLy8mk8c

What was more impressive about Sabonis' stat line is that he recorded the triple-double in the first half. The star had missed six consecutive games with a back injury heading into Saturday.

The game was never in reach for the Thunder, who trailed 82-46 at the break. And while the Pacers' domination was an NBA record, Oklahoma City didn't exactly put up much of a fight.

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

Thunder tonight: .342 FG%, .211 3FG%, .478 FT%. 3rd time in NBA history a team has been that bad in all three categories for an entire game. My goodness.

Indiana shot 65.5 percent from the field and 63.6 from deep, leading by as much as 67 points.

Doug McDermott dropped 31 points to lead all scorers, shooting 11-of-14 from the field and hitting six of eight attempts from three. For the Thunder, Moses Brown scored 16 points.

The Pacers improved to 30-33 with the win, good to maintain the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile, the Thunder, who snapped a 14-game losing streak with a win against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, have now dropped their last two games.

The Thunder are 21-43 and have already been eliminated from contention in the Western Conference.