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The Indiana Pacers had.a wild season-opener on Wednesday evening in Charlotte against the Hornets. 

After blowing a 20+ points lead in the third quarter (and losing the third quarter 33-13), the Pacers still had a chance to win the game at the buzzer. 

All-Star Domantas Sabonis missed a shot as time expired (see Tweet below from Rob Perez). 

If the shot had fallen, the Pacers win 124-123 and star their season 1-0. 

However, they lost 123-122, and begin the season 0-1. 

Did they make the right call?

After the game, head coach Rick Carlisle took blame for the play not working out (see tweet below from Tony East of Forbes). 

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Sabonis (who had 33 points), got an isolation play called for him and he went head-to-head with Hornets forward P.J. Washington. 

Washington did a good job on his assignment and forced the two-time All-Star into a tough fade-away shot that obviously rimmed out. 

If the shot miraculously falls, there would have been a different discussion post-game. 

It's a make or miss league. 

However, the call may not have made the most sense. 

While Sabonis is clearly the team's best player and shot an incredible 13/19 from the field and 4/6 from the three-point range, there is a case to be made that the ball in that spot should go to a guard or wing player. 

Malcolm Brogdon, who had 28 points and 11 assists, could have broke down the defense, attacked the rim and either got fouled, got a layup or kicked it out to an open Sabonis (or another player). 

There is no true right answer, but in that situation needing just one-point to tie the game, a perimeter player attacking the basket probably would have been a better call.