By Wade Haugen
Oklahoma City did a great job of defending Indiana on Wednesday night. The Pacers scored 96 points but shot just 33.7 percent in doing so. A good portion of Indiana’s points came from the charity stripe, where it shot 30-of-35. The Thunder controlled the paint all night as well, outrebounding Indiana 49-41.
Adams controls interior
Steven Adams played like the top 10 big man he can be, scoring 17 points to go along with 11 rebounds. He shot 8-of-13 and held his former teammate Domantis Sabonis to four points on 1-of-9 shooting. Adams played an integral part in OKC outscoring Indiana 54-28 in the paint.
Oladipo shines against former team
Victor Oladipo shined in his first game against his former team, scoring a game-high 35 points on 11-of-18 shooting to go along with five rebounds. Oladipo has been hot to begin the season, averaging 23.4 points per game. His highest scoring output for OKC last season was 29 points.