Bogdanovic leads Pacers to 101-83 rout of Kings

Indiana Pacers center Domantas Sabonis (11) drives around Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis on Oct. 31, 2017. The Pacers defeated the Kings 101-83. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 17 points to lead a balanced Indiana offense and help the Pacers to a 101-83 rout of the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.

The Pacers (4-3) scored the first nine points and built a 55-30 lead at the half.

Indiana second-year forward Domantas Sabonis, coming off a personal-best 22 points and 12 rebounds on Sunday, had a double-double in the first half with 10 points and 12 rebounds. He finished with a career-high 16 rebounds in addition to 12 points and five assists.

Rookie guard De’Aaron Fox led the Kings (1-6) off the bench with 18 points.

TIP-INS

Kings: Five different players have led Sacramento in scoring in seven games. This was the third time Fox has had the most points. … They’ve been outrebounded in each of their six losses, and by a combined 283-198.

Pacers: Guard Victor Oladipo, acquired with Sabonis in an offseason trade that sent All-Star guard Paul George to Oklahoma City, had led his team in scoring in the previous six games. . Third-year forward/center Myles Turner missed his sixth consecutive start due to a concussion and sore neck, but is close to returning after completing a normal practice workout on Tuesday.

POINT SWITCH

Each team has a starting point guard who used to suit up for the other side. Pacers point guard Darren Collison, in his second stint with Indiana, played the previous three seasons for the Kings. Indianapolis native and longtime Pacers fan favorite George Hill returned to face his hometown team, which traded the point guard to Utah in a three-team, offseason deal in 2016. Hill, who had played five seasons for the Pacers, signed with the Kings in the offseason and has averaged 9.8 points and 3.0 assists in five starts. Hill averaged a career-high 16.9 points for the Jazz last season.

BOGDANOVIC TIMES TWO

They share the same, unusual, lengthy last name, but aren’t related. Small forward Bojan Bogdanovic, who signed as a free agent with the Pacers for his fourth NBA season, is from Croatia. Kings rookie shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic, three years younger at 25, is from Serbia.

UP NEXT

Kings: Wednesday they travel to Boston, which hasn’t lost at home to Sacramento since 2007.

Pacers: Wednesday they travel to Cleveland to face the LeBron James.

STATISTICS

SACRAMENTO (83)
Bog.Bogdanovic 3-7 0-0 7, Randolph 6-10 0-0 12, Cauley-Stein 1-3 2-2 4, Hill 4-12 0-0 8, Hield 2-9 0-0 4, Jackson 2-5 0-0 5, Labissiere 3-8 2-5 8, Koufos 2-4 1-2 5, Papagiannis 2-2 0-0 4, Mason 2-4 2-4 6, Fox 9-18 0-1 18, Richardson 1-6 0-0 2. Totals 37-88 7-14 83.

INDIANA (101)
Boj.Bogdanovic 6-13 2-2 17, T.Young 6-12 1-2 15, Sabonis 5-6 2-3 12, Collison 0-4 3-3 3, Oladipo 4-10 5-6 14, Wilkins 0-1 0-0 0, Poythress 2-2 0-0 6, Anigbogu 1-2 2-2 4, Leaf 3-8 0-1 7, Jefferson 2-8 0-0 4, Joseph 5-8 0-0 13, J.Young 0-5 0-0 0, Stephenson 2-6 2-3 6. Totals 36-85 17-22 101.

Sacramento 13 17 18 35— 83
Indiana 24 31 14 32—101
3-Point Goals_Sacramento 2-14 (Jackson 1-2, Bog.Bogdanovic 1-3, Hill 0-1, Richardson 0-1, Randolph 0-2, Fox 0-2, Hield 0-3), Indiana 12-29 (Joseph 3-4, Boj.Bogdanovic 3-6, Poythress 2-2, T.Young 2-5, Leaf 1-2, Oladipo 1-3, Wilkins 0-1, J.Young 0-2, Collison 0-2, Stephenson 0-2). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Sacramento 46 (Labissiere 8), Indiana 53 (Sabonis 16). Assists_Sacramento 15 (Fox 5), Indiana 25 (Sabonis, Stephenson 5). Total Fouls_Sacramento 18, Indiana 17. Technicals_Sacramento coach Kings (Defensive three second). A_12,245 (18,500).