Houston scored 13 of the game’s first 15 points and went on to score 35 points in the first quarter. Eric Gordon, in his return to his hometown of Indianapolis, scored 9 of his 21 points in the first quarter. The Rockets led 35-18 after the first quarter.
The Pacers made an attempt at a comeback early in the second quarter. They started the quarter on an 11-0 run because of Domantas Sabonis.
How good has Sabonis been? 13 points in 10 minutes, scored first 9 points of 2nd quarter. Rockets back up 11, 47-36.— Jeremiah Johnson (@JJFSINDIANA) November 12, 2017