That was a fun one. Following Sunday's heart-wrenching loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Indiana Pacers faced Philly again on Tuesday, this time as part of the In-Season Tournament.
With Indiana already being 1-0 in the tournament and looking for a bounce-back win against the team that beat them two days prior, it was important that they came out strong and showed the Sixers who they really are.
This is especially true when you consider what happened in the last game. Not only did Indiana lose the Sunday matchup, but they were thoroughly outclassed in every way. They were destroyed in the rebounding battle and allowed a career-high 50 points from Tyrese Maxey.
Tuesday, however, was a different case. Indy started the game off strong behind huge first quarters from Tyrese Haliburton and Obi Toppin, gaining huge momentum that they carried into halftime with a nine-point lead.
While this lead did eventually get cut down to one by the start of the fourth, Myles Turner's huge 15-point fourth quarter put the game in the Pacers' hands once again, and this time, they didn't look back, winning the game with a final score of 132-126 and improving their record to 7-4 as well as 2-0 in the In-Season Tournament.
In addition to this, Tyrese Haliburton and company also snapped the Sixers' eight-game winning streak and gave them their first loss at home.
There were plenty of things that went right this game, including some major improvements over Sunday night. In addition to this, Indiana also had a few issues that returned to haunt them, including one that almost cost them the game. Let's take a look.