5. Andrew Nembhard and the shorthanded Pacers triumph against Warriors
No other point guards? No problem for Andrew Nembhard. His 31 points, 13 assists, and 8 rebounds pushed the limping Pacers past the defending champs, stopping a three game slide in early December. Nembhard was active on the defensive end as well–he held Stephen Curry to just 12 points and 18% shooting from the field.
4. Tyrese Haliburton hits game-winner over Patrick Beverly, silences off-court drama
Tyrese Haliburton let his game do the talking after Patrick Beverly caused an off-court stir surrounding his ability to defend Haliburton. Tyrese hit a game-winning three over Beverly en route to a Pacers win in Chicago. He went 6 of 9 from 3-point range on his way to a 29-point outing, and added 11 assists to his box score totals.