Indiana Pacers: 3 takeaways from the win over the Miami Heat

Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Credit: Robert Meyer-USA TODAY Sports
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Indiana Pacers, Oshae Brissett
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Oshae Brissett emerged from the Indiana Pacers doghouse and returned to form

Coach Rick Carlisle barely used Oshae Brissett in the Indiana Pacers’ first two outings, but the third-year player quickly made a strong case to become a staple in the rotation after essentially being the team’s MVP in their victory over the Heat.

With Turner limited and Torrey Craig struggling, Brissett played 32 minutes in the game, finishing with a near triple-double of 18 points and nine rebounds. He converted on seven of his 11 field goal attempts, including three out of six three-point tries, being one of the very few players from both teams who had a good shooting night while playing solid defense all night long.

The Pacers’ short rotation didn’t seem to work in their previous games, and with Brissett returning to form, the coaching staff has no reason to have him tethered to the bench, especially with the team still yet to get their regulars back from injuries.

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