Stud - Myles Turner
If there’s been one constant presence on the Indiana Pacers over the years, it’s Myles Turner. The longest-tenured Pacers by a while, he continues to be one of the team’s most impactful players to this day.
Against a Detroit Pistons team with some solid big men, including Jalen Duren, Isaiah Stewart, and Marvin Bagley III, the Pacers needed Turner to step up in this game.
Luckily for Indiana, Turner managed to do just that, making an impact all over the court and helping lead the Pacers to a much-needed bounce-back victory.
Turner finished the game against the Pistons with 23 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and an impressive five blocks while shooting 8-of-14 from the floor and 1-of-3 from beyond the three-point arc.
It was a big turnaround game for Turner, too, as his second half was much different from the first. In the first half, Turner had zero rebounds, meaning he snagged 10 in the second.
Head coach Rick Carlisle spoke about it after the game, noting that Turner made it a point to take on that challenge in the second half, and it paid big-time dividends.
In a game with two of the league’s top rebounders - Duren and Ausar Thompson - the Pacers needed Turner. And not only did he step up in that department, but he churned out an all-around solid game, too.