The Pacers found themselves on the wrong end of a dominant performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo, who put up a franchise-record 64 points, leading the Bucks to a win.
After the Pacers took down the Bucks in the semifinals of the In-Season Tournament, it felt as though there was some room for a get-back game. That’s exactly what happened on Wednesday.
As is the case with every game, there were some high and low performances, so let’s take a look at two duds and one stud from the Pacers’ loss to the Bucks, handing out grades along the way.
Dud - Myles Turner
In the finals of the In-Season Tournament, Myles Turner had arguably his worst game of the season, as Anthony Davis was able to get whatever he wanted all night long.
Unfortunately, with Antetokounmpo staring him in the face on Wednesday night, Turner once again struggled to hold up on the defensive end of the floor.
He finished the night with 22 points, nine rebounds, and one block while shooting 8-of-14 from the field and 2-of-2 from distance, but his defense left something to be desired.
Obviously, going up against Antetokounmpo is no easy task, as he’s one of the greatest players to ever step foot on the hardwood, but Turner should still strive to be better defensively.
It wasn’t the worst game he could have played, as he contributed on offense, but it certainly wasn’t ideal.