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

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Boom Baby!

Tonight’s player of the game has to be the big fella, Myles Turner. I’m always going to defend Turner until the end, and his play spoke for itself. 40 points! Wait, is that right?

Yes, with a good shooting touch going 8-10 from behind the arc, Turner had one of his best games in a Pacers uniform. He also grabbed 10 rebounds and dealt 2 assists. It was so much fun watching him against the Celtics. He was ready for the Celtics tonight, making them pay from long range, and the crowd got behind him every step of the way. I know he will probably talk about how it doesn’t matter compared to a tough loss, but it was great to see the Pacers big man get off to a great start after the break.

The Pacers start a huge road trip with a visit to Orlando. Will Indiana make a push to the 10th seed or fade into the lottery? This upcoming road trip will seal it one way or the other.