For the Pacers, who trailed by nine points early in the fourth quarter and need a string of crucial plays in the closing seconds to improve their record to 23-18 at the halfway point, Tyrese Haliburton finished with 16 points, 13 assists, and five rebounds. For the Hornets, P.J. Washington scored 22 points and 5 rebounds. Mason Plumlee finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds, while Terry Rozier contributed 19 points, six assists, and six boards.
With 13 seconds left, Plumlee attempted a slam that would have pulled Charlotte within a point, but Turner's blocked shot enraged the fans. The 26-year-old rising star concluded the game with four blocks and nine rebounds. With 1:11 remaining, his three-point play had knotted the contest. With 6.9 seconds left, Aaron Nesmith converted two free throws to make it 116-111 and give Indiana its eighth victory in the previous 10 games.