After picking up a win in their first 2017 Summer League game on Saturday, the Indiana Pacers raced out to a 45-37 halftime lead over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday.
Sunday’s game was the professional debut for Pacers forward T.J. Leaf, the 18th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Leaf missed Saturday’s game to attend his brother’s wedding in California, but was back on the court on Sunday afternoon.
The 6-10 forward got off to a slow start with a couple early turnovers, but scored five points in the second quarter.
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Trey McKinney-Jones led Indiana with nine points, three assists, and two rebounds in the first half. Chris Johnson added eight points and four boards.
Pacers guard Joe Young had six points and three assists for Indiana.
Fellow Pacers players Georges Niang and Rakeem Christmas did not dress on Sunday due to injuries. Niang sprained his left knee in Saturday’s Summer League opener, while Christmas hurt his ankle in practice earlier in the week.
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