The Pacers drowned the Warriors with several runs, including a decisive 17-1 rally in the fourth quarter to storm past Golden State for a 126-106 win in front of a sellout crowd at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Pacers shot 53.8 percent while limiting Golden State to 44.6 percent shooting.
Even without Curry against a playoff-bound team from the East, the Warriors entered the game as three-point Las Vegas favorites, but after a defensive catastrophe, Kerr posited that "caring in general was the main problem" on this particular night. Like many teams, they play best when counted out ... just as everyone counted them out in late June after The Trade was completed.
To reach the playoffs, Los Angeles has to go 3-0 and have New Orleans go 1-3 with Minnesota beating Denver in one of their two meetings.
Andre Iguodala has missed a number of games lately with a knee bruise, but the Warriors may just be saving the 34-year-old's services for postseason basketball.
"Yeah, I'm mad", Kerr said afterward. I'm embarrassed. I know this game doesn't mean anything in the seeding, but the playoffs start next week. "It was an embarrassing effort, a pathetic effort". Bojan Bogdanovic was the surprise of the night for the Pacers as he scored a game-high 28 points and was an efficient 11-13 from the field. The Pacers are the Eastern Conference team to sweep the season series versus the Warriors since 2013 when the Charlotte Hornets did that. Cleveland boast a half-game lead and the tiebreaker.
Ronaldo equals another Champions League record
It came at a time when Juventus were dominating the ball in the second half and had put the Real defence under a lot of pressure. The extraordinary athleticism required for Ronaldo's latest golazo is another reason so many found joy in this particular goal.
IN pulled out to a 52-42 lead late in the second quarter, made it 62-51 at halftime and led by 21 during the third quarter before Golden State opened the fourth with 10 straight points to cut the deficit to 97-87.
IN remains in fifth place in the Eastern Conference with the win but could still finish as high as third with a week remaining in the regular season.
Klay Thompson scored 20 points for the Warriors and the bench scored 38 points on 18-for-26 shooting.
The Pacers have lost eight games in a row at Toronto.
Durant, who finished with 27 points, disagreed with his coach's assessment of the game, as he said: "Nah, I thought we cared tonight".
"I think we look forward to competing against everybody because we're the underdog in every matchup", Oladipo said postgame. Oladipo also had six rebounds and seven assists.