2 Studs, 1 dud from Pacers win over Wizards on Opening Night

Indianaa Pacers, Washington Wizards, Bruce Brown
Indianaa Pacers, Washington Wizards, Bruce Brown /
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Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, Bruce Brown
Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, Bruce Brown /

Stud – Bruce Brown

Over the summer, the Indiana Pacers made one of the biggest splashes in free agency, signing Bruce Brown to a two-year, $45 million contract (with a team option in the second season).

Many saw the move as a risk, as Brown was primarily a role player last season, though he did play a major role for the Denver Nuggets en route to their first championship in franchise history.

Well, in his first game with the Pacers, he showed off why the team gave him his huge contract. He played extremely well against the Washington Wizards.

Brown finished the game with 24 points, three rebounds, one assist, and one steal while shooting an impressive 8-of-11 from the floor and 6-of-8 from beyond the three-point arc.

His three-point shooting will be a key to his success in Indiana, and while he may not take eight threes per contest, shooting a good percentage will be crucial this season.

Seeing Brown out there on the floor with Tyrese Haliburton, Myles Turner, and the rest of the squad was fun, especially with how well he played.

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Moving forward, the Indiana Pacers will undoubtedly hope Brown can keep up this pace, and we’ll have to see if that’s the case moving forward.