2 Duds, 1 stud from Indiana Pacers ugly loss to Memphis Grizzlies

The Indiana Pacers lost to the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night, so here are two duds and one dud from the game.

Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Tyrese Haliburton, Obi Toppin, Bennedict Mathurin
Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Tyrese Haliburton, Obi Toppin, Bennedict Mathurin / Justin Ford/GettyImages
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Dud - Bennedict Mathurin

The season of inconsistency continues for Bennedict Mathurin, who seems to always be one of the most impactful players on the court for the Indiana Pacers - whether that be a good or bad thing.

After a promising rookie campaign, Mathurin was given the starting job heading into this season. Unfortunately, after some early-season struggles, he lost that job to Buddy Hield, who has had some struggles of his own.

With Hield struggling at times, some Pacers fans have pleaded for Mathurin to be reinstated into the starting lineup. Unfortunately, performances like his one against the Memphis Grizzlies are a reason not to do that.

Mathurin finished the contest with six points, four rebounds, three assists, and one steal while shooting just 3-of-10 from the field and 0-of-4 from beyond the three-point arc.

But to make matters worse, Mathurin was a -22 on the night, which was the second-worst mark on the team behind only Aaron Nesmith, who was a -23.

In just 18:32 of play when Mathurin was on the court, the Pacers got outscored by 22 points in a game they lost by 13. That’s not exactly a great sign.

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The sophomore slump is real for Mathurin, as he just hasn’t been able to string together consistent performances. When he’s great, he’s great. But when he’s not, he’s really not.