2 Duds, 1 stud from Indiana Pacers' embarassing loss to Orlando Magic

The Indiana Pacers suffered a brutal loss to the Orlando Magic on Sunday night, and here are two duds and one stud from the defeat.
Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic, Tyrese Haliburton, Jordan Nwora, Myles Turner
Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic, Tyrese Haliburton, Jordan Nwora, Myles Turner / Jeff Dean/GettyImages
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Dud - Myles Turner

Last season was the best year of Myles Turner’s career so far. Playing next to Tyrese Haliburton opened up a ton of opportunities for him on the offensive end.

And so far this season, Turner has been finding much of that same success. He’s been very efficient on the offensive end, and his block numbers are just as stellar as usual.

Unfortunately, much like Haliburton, Turner had a very rough night against the Magic. To be fair, almost everyone on the Pacers had a tough night, but we’ll be highlighting Turner here.

Turner finished the game against Orlando with 10 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal, and three blocks while shooting 3-of-10 from the field and 0-of-3 from beyond the three-point arc.

His one steal and three blocks may lead to the assumption of a solid offensive game, but in reality, the Magic had things way too easy in this game. It wasn’t totally Turner’s fault, but his defensive stats are a bit deceiving.

In addition to his overall lackluster performance, Turner also got bodied by Magic big man Goga Bitadze on the offensive end. Turner went up for a layup, and Bitadze vehemently rejected him.

It wasn’t Turner’s best showing of the season, but one bad game shouldn’t define his season. Just like Haliburton, he should bounce back soon.