Pacers Give OKC NBA’s Worst-Ever Home Loss

Jonathan Grant | May 2nd, 2021

The Oklahoma City Thunder made history on Saturday. It wasn’t the good kind of history, though. Not at all. OKC was humbled, beaten worse than any other home team ever has been in the NBA. The Indiana Pacers left town with a 57-point victory, hammering their hosts 152-95. Previously the record had been shared at 56 points by a pair of squads. It’s made worse by the fact that the Pacers were without Malcolm Brogdon and three others and that Domantas Sabonis, their All-Star, was only just returning from a back injury.

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At any rate, there are a few reasons for the disparity. Sabonis did record a triple-double in the first half (26 points, 19 rebounds, and 11 assists in just 30 minutes) while the rest of the starting five all had double digits. The Thunder also has a very young team that includes a lot of rookies as well. Still yet, they gave up over 65% from the field defensively and nearly 64% from three-pointers. They themselves also shot 34% from the field and an ice-cold 21% from three, so it’s easy to see why the score ended up being what it was…

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