Lob City 2.0: Indiana Pacers’ Andrew Nembhard Edition

Andrew Nembhard, Indiana Pacers (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Andrew Nembhard, Indiana Pacers (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

On Monday evening the Indiana Pacers put up a win on the Golden State Warriors. While it was impressive given the number of players that were injured, what was even more impressive, was Andrew Nembhard playing out of his mind. Nembhard dialed into his inner Chris Paul, while Isaiah Jackson summoned his inner DeAndre Jordan.

The result? A wonderful stream of highlight level lobs that were indefensible by the Golden State Warriors. The Pacers were grabbing rebounds consistently, moving down the floor at a frantic pace, and filling the lanes to allow Nembhard to find the open man or the holes in the defense.

Without further adieu, we at 8points9second proudly present Lob City 2.0:

Isaiah Jackson was jumping to the rafters to put down one-handed jams, all dished by Andrew Nembhard. Isaiah is known to have incredible athletic ability and put it all on display in the win over the Warriors. Bennedict Mathurin was even getting involved, albeit, to a lesser degree that his big-men counterparts.

It was literally looking incredibly easy for the rookie to dice apart the Warriors defense and find his open teammates. Nembhard is looking to potentially be the steal of the draft, having fallen to the second round.

The team was looking to have a blast at the expense of the current NBA champions. The Warriors were helpless to defend the high-flying Pacers, who look to be having more fun as they fly through the air dismantling one of the best teams in the NBA.

Nembhard also hit a bunch of key shots essentially closing out the game, showing that in addition to his ability to drive and dish is an ability to hit the big shot from deep.

Nembhard may be the steal of the draft

While Haliburton was out, Nembhard did his best impression and lead the team in a win on the road against the defending champs. After hitting a buzzer-beater over Lebron last week, Nembhard followed the performance at Golden State.

While we all know that Tyrese is missed and we are ready for him to return, it was good to see Nembhard shine in his absence and we hope that this team continues to thrill Pacers fans around the state and country.

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