3 takeaways from Pacers' 140-131 opening-night victory over the Brooklyn Nets


The Indiana Pacers beat the New Jersey Nets in their home opener.
Clark Wade / IndyStar

INDIANAPOLIS – It was entertaining, and more importantly for the Pacers, it was a victory.

The new-look Pacers have promised to play hard and fast, and they delivered on both counts to begin their 2017-18 season. They defeated the Brooklyn Nets, 140-131 before 15.008 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse who saw plenty of highlights, and eight Pacers reach double figures. Shooting guard Victor Oladipo led the Pacers with 22 points, point guard Darren Collison had 21 points and 11 assists, while Myles Turner (21 points, 14 rebounds) and Thaddeus Young (11 rebounds) did yeoman work on the boards. Everyone who played contributed, and Indiana opened a long 82-game season on a positive note.

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