Indiana Pacers close 20-point deficit to beat Rockets in Houston

Not many thought the Indiana Pacers would have an Eastern Conference top-five record after 14 games, but that’s where the team stands after beating the Houston Rockets on Friday night.

The Pacers clinched their first away win against a Western Conference team this season with their win in Houston. They had to get off to a slow start and overcome numerous hurdles to claim victory, but they found extra gear en route to a 99-91 win.

Early on, blue and gold looked miserable. After scoring the first two points of the game, the Pacers trailed 19-4 in the first quarter, and that 15-point lead lasted through the end of the frame. Indiana only scored ten points in the first quarter.