In the United States basketball league, the NBA, Indiana Pacers beat the Houston Rockets at home by 132-129.
The Rockets surrendered a three-point lead to the Pacers during a fiercely contested game, marking another setback in their challenging season. Despite an outstanding performance by Turkish basketball sensation Alperen Sengün, who racked up an impressive stat line of 20 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, the team was unable to secure the victory. With this defeat, the Rockets now tally their 27th loss of the season.
Pascal Siakam scored 29 points, four rebounds, and four assists for the home team; Myles Turner supported the victory with 21 points and three rebounds, and Tyrese Haliburton had 18 points and seven assists.
Jalen Green had 30 points and three rebounds for the Rockets; Dillon Brooks left the room with 23 points and three rebounds; and Jabari Smith had 20 and nine rebounds.