Indiana Pacers: 5 Lessons from loss to Detroit Pistons

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Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis combination works.

After agreeing to a four-year extension, Domantas Sabonis came into the season motivated and it showed through his impressive performance where he finished with 27 points and 13 rebounds.

There were a lot of questions regarding whether a combination of bigs, Sabonis and Myles Turner, could work.

They proved all the doubters wrong.

Alongside Sabonis, Turner had a tremendous outing as well, his 25 points and 9 rebounds is an indication of his growth offensively. Turner knocked down four three-pointers, his confidence from long distance has improved.

Outside of the stat sheet, having the combination of Sabonis and Turner in the game plan allowed the coaching staff to maneuver other parts of the lineup without giving up the size on the interior which allowed the team to sustain their physical presence.

Expect the inclusion of Turner and Sabonis in the starting line up to improve with time as the team adjusts to one another on both sides of the floor.