Why the Lakers will be kicking themselves after this Myles Turner game

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The Good

The Pacers are in desperation mode if they are going to make a run for the playoffs (or at least the play-in game). Down early in the first quarter, the Pacers came back to get within 2 at the end of the quarter on this Duarte three.

The shots kept falling, albeit for both teams, but it was encouraging to see the Pacers score against the Celtics. There’s a reason that the Celtics have the top record in the East, but the Pacers were ready tonight. They moved the basketball, hit some shots, and played hard. Hield and Haliburton played their game hitting big shots and zipping the ball around the floor, but Turner was the difference. He had the best night for the Blue and Gold, piling up 40 points and 10 boards. Overall, a great offensive effort and who doesn’t like a bit of dancing!?

I know it seems simple, but when a team plays hard, fans can get behind that. Were there some rebounds that the Pacers lost out on? Yes, but they were going all out to win tonight. In the end, it wasn’t enough, but I have to think that they can build off of this game offensively.