2 Duds, 1 stud from Indiana Pacers brutal loss to LA Clippers

The Indiana Pacers stuffered an ugly loss to the LA Clippers on Monday night, so let's take a look at two duds and one stud from the contest.

Indiana Pacers, LA Clippers, Buddy Hield, Bennedict Mathurin, Tyrese Haliburton
Indiana Pacers, LA Clippers, Buddy Hield, Bennedict Mathurin, Tyrese Haliburton / Dylan Buell/GettyImages
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Stud - Bennedict Mathurin

On a night when the Indiana Pacers got absolutely blown out, Bennedict Mathurin managed to put up some incredible numbers. It just didn’t lead to a win.

The second-year win finished the game with a career-high 34 points to go along with six rebounds, two assists, and one steal while shooting 12-of-20 from the field and 3-of-7 from distance.

He scored more than anyone else in the game and was one of the few bright spots on the Pacers in this one, as most others had subpar performances compared to their standards.

Defensively, Mathurin left some to be desired, as he wasn’t able to stay in front of the LA Clippers’ stars very well, but he made up for it with his play on the other end.

Mathurin’s outburst against the Clippers has some fans wondering why he isn’t a member of the starting lineup right now, as it seems as though the Pacers could use a change of pace (pun intended).

Last year, he looked like one of the most intriguing young stars in the league, but he’s been plagued by inconsistency this year, and Buddy Hield replaced him in the starting lineup a few weeks back.

Could he regain his starter spot if he keeps up this level of play? Or is it better to keep his role consistent at this point?