Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Los Angeles Lakers (9-10) play against the Indiana Pacers (11-11) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Wednesday November 24, 2021

Los Angeles Lakers 18, Indiana Pacers 25 (Q1 02:40)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers offense is clicking against this AD-less Lakers defense. It’s 25-18 early, Lakers take a timeout. – 7:29 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
b a s e l i n e b u c k e t s .
@Caris LeVert | #GoldBlooded pic.twitter.com/XV94YXRZaJ7:27 PM

Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Really good defense on the perimeter of LeBron by Myles Turner. Down in a stance, hand in his face and didn’t jump into a foul. Well done. – 7:23 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Bron ➡️ Brodie
(📺: @SpectrumSN) pic.twitter.com/MzqQwF5pe17:22 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL have a chance to tie the game at 11 with 2 LeBron FT’s coming out of the first time out, at the 6:54 mark as things get underway in Indiana.
This despite 4 early TO’s (Indy has just 1), with the Pacers hitting only 5 of their 13 FG’s. – 7:19 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
big man down low gets us started.💪 pic.twitter.com/AupZhm2e8o7:17 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Brogdon starts the game on LeBron, Holiday is on Westbrook. – 7:13 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Game Time pic.twitter.com/iN60Yid7lH7:10 PM

Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Malcolm Brogdon wishes fans a Happy Thanksgiving before tipoff pic.twitter.com/blPhW3mqbZ7:10 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Purple to end the trip.
#LakeShow x @bibigoUSA pic.twitter.com/D4nslfYhPP7:03 PM

Julius Randle @J30_RANDLE
Brushing up on my acting skills. Fun times on set with @VroomCars.
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Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Invest in Dunks
#LakeShow x @DWS_Group pic.twitter.com/6hnOSyjy1W6:51 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
LJ 🔙
#SuitingUpTogether | @ToyotaSoCal pic.twitter.com/3jLKy0tJiS6:42 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Another new starting lineup for the Lakers, with Davis out for the first game this season:
Westbrook, Bradley, THT, LeBron, Jordan – 6:40 PM

Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
Lots of uncertainty exists as far as who is a go and who’s out on Thanksgiving eve. It sound like LeBron is in, AD is OUT and Darius Garland is good to go. SGA is OUT for OKC, which makes me giddy about a certain rookie’s assist + rebound prop. From @WagerTalk #NBA Tip-Off Show: pic.twitter.com/mXjFeAZCVl6:37 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
first five on the floor.
@MotorolaUS | #GoldBlooded pic.twitter.com/BKyQtWTVVr6:37 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Starting lineup: LeBron, Russ, THT, DJ, Bradley.
No Anthony Davis, as expected. – 6:32 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
Injury Report for tonight’s game vs. Los Angeles:
Caris LeVert – Available (lower back soreness)
T.J. Warren – Out (left foot) pic.twitter.com/vBLIlcgo2Z6:30 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
The newest member of the 2,000 Threes Club is active tonight. pic.twitter.com/0Es3imuRlb6:26 PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
Anthony Davis (fever) will not play against the Pacers tonight, sources told ESPN. – 6:20 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers welcome back former head coach Frank Vogel and former video intern + Purdue basketball player Dru Anthrop tonight. Vogel caught up with some Pacers employees for a few minutes after his pregame media availability. pic.twitter.com/FpVHlb3tIk6:10 PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
Talen Horton-Tucker, who is 4-for-27 in his last three games after going 25-for-51 in his first three games back from preseason thumb surgery, is warming up in Indiana tonight without a brace on the thumb. pic.twitter.com/mxA82FvQfX5:49 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
Locked in. pic.twitter.com/x6kFdAaO7i5:45 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Davis had yet to miss a game this season, though he did leave the Portland game after 7 minutes (stomach illness).
Vogel said that they will play some zone, and that both centers (DJ, DH) will be needed. LeBron is also capable of “doing all of it” on defense. – 5:39 PM

Scott Agness @ScottAgness
LeBron James will play tonight vs the Pacers. Anthony Davis (illness) is likely out. pic.twitter.com/uZ9QULuUV45:38 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
LeBron James will play tonight, Frank Vogel says. AD most likely out with his illness, but not official. – 5:34 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron will start tonight, after serving his suspension last night. – 5:34 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Anthony Davis is most likely out tonight at Indiana, said Frank Vogel. His fever returned today. Davis has been in bed all day, and trying to hold out some hope to get to the arena and play, but it seems unlikely. – 5:33 PM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
LeBron available but AD listed as questionable but most likely out, per Vogel. Fever returned – 5:32 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron is going to play tonight; Frank Vogel says AD is “most likely out” with his fever returning. – 5:32 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Brodie in the Building pic.twitter.com/HopFPhpIk95:32 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Caris LeVert will play tonight, Rick Carlisle says. Expect a minutes restriction for him, though. – 5:30 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Rick Carlisle mentions at the top of his pregame comments that the Pacers have the “unlucky fortune of facing a fresh LeBron James” off of his suspension last night. – 5:26 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Programming note: I am out (flu) for tonight’s game in Indiana, unfortunately. Hoping to be back by the weekend. The Forum Club will return next week. Happy Thanksgiving, y’all. – 5:08 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
King ✖️ Prince pic.twitter.com/xUvYqABHBP4:48 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Imagine telling someone before the start of the season that, in a game they sorta need, the Lakers (w/ LeBron and Russ and likely AD all in the lineup) would be getting 5 points against an 8-11 Pacers team on Thanksgiving Eve … And that you still not confident taking LA! lol pic.twitter.com/ipcITcfQrA4:38 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
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Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
After #Lakers loss to Knicks, Shaquille O’Neal said if they “keep playing like this,” thinking they can flip switch, they’ll either be 8th in West and “get blown out” by Golden State or 7th and have same results versus Utah.
So is he saying #Suns won’t finish 1st or 2nd in West? pic.twitter.com/qOsDJ6OgtS4:04 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
The 5-game tour ends in Indiana
⏰: 4:00 p.m. PT
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#LakeShow x @socios
nba.com/lakers/news/th…3:45 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
Need the noise at @GainbridgeFH tonight 👏
If the Lakers miss two consecutive free throws, you’ll win a free small order of fries at a participating Indianapolis @Arbys!
» https://t.co/XrYR4lLvT8 pic.twitter.com/RJTwpT5Axr3:36 PM

DeAndre Jordan @DeAndre
#35 @TobiOye… – 3:23 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Five observations from New York for @The Athletic:
— “We aren’t good enough to turn it off and on.”
— THT first three games: 70 points. Last three games: 10 points.
— The Lakers’ 4-7 record without LeBron James.
— Russ, Avery Bradley and more:
theathletic.com/2975021/2021/1…3:20 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
Home for the weekend 🙌
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» https://t.co/AWmsxQXhZz pic.twitter.com/WR8PZR7mNM2:40 PM

David Locke @DLocke09
According to Dunks and Threes the Lakers have played the 26th ranked strength of schedule and have an adjusted net rating of 25th with the 24th rated offense and the 25th ranked defense – the fact they are 9-10 might be remarkable – 2:34 PM

David Locke @DLocke09
Teams the Thunder have beat this year: Rockets, Kings, Spurs, Pelicans and the Lakers twice – 2:32 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
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Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Warriors at Pacers on Dec. 13, a game commissioner Adam Silver plans to attend, will now air on NBA TV.
It replaces Bucks at Celtics. – 2:29 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
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JD Shaw @JShawNBA
NBA TV will now televise the Warriors-Pacers game on December 13, choosing to drop Bucks-Celtics. The network also picked up Hornets-Knicks on January 17 and dropped Spurs-Warriors on March 20. – 2:04 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐃𝐌𝐀𝐌𝐀!
November 24, 1993 – The Hornets set a franchise record for points in a game in a 141-124 home win over the Los Angeles Lakers behind Larry Johnson’s 28 points and 22 rebounds.
#AllFly | #NBA75 pic.twitter.com/BXmpMMyBIG2:03 PM

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Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers list LeBron James and Anthony Davis as questionable for tonight’s game in Indiana – 1:52 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
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Tony East @TEastNBA
LeBron James (Abdominal Strain) and Anthony Davis (Flu Like Symptoms) are both questionable for the Lakers against the Pacers tonight. Ariza, Nunn, Brown, Huff, and Reaves are out for LA.
Caris LeVert (back) still listed questionable. TJ Warren remains out. – 1:34 PM

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
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