The Golden State Warriors used a 21-1 run to get back into the game in the second quarter taking an eventual 46-43 lead into the locker room at halftime. The W’s seemed to tighten the screws a bit in the quarter defensively, dropping the Pacers field goal percentage from around 50% in the first quarter to 31% in the second. Indiana didn’t make a single basket for a stretch of seven plus minutes in the second quarter but a late 6-0 Pacer run brought them to within 3 to end the first half.
It was Monta and the bench for the majority of the period, with some clutch play from Reggie Williams (12 points 5-8 FG) and Acie Law (6 points 3-4 FG) from the off the pine. Monta finished the first half with 7 points and 2 assists. David Lee had 8 and 7 boards. As for the Pacers Danny Granger finished the half with 11 points with Roy Hibbert adding 10 and 7 boards.
The Warriors actually out rebounded the Pacers in that half 27-22, which is a great sign that the team is playing hard. Keep it up and the Warriors might have a road win on their hands.