2 Studs, 1 dud from Tyrese Haliburton, Pacers' bounce-back win over 76ers

The Indiana Pacers bounced back against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night, and while Tyrese Haliburton led the way, let's take a look at two studs and one dud.

Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Tyrese Haliburton, Obi Toppin, Bennedict Mathurin, Buddy Hield
Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Tyrese Haliburton, Obi Toppin, Bennedict Mathurin, Buddy Hield / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages
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Dud - Benedict Mathurin (But really Buddy Hield)

This is a weird one.

For the second game in a row, Bennedict Mathurin failed to make a significant impact on the game, and this isn’t the first times this has happened this season.

Before his two duds against the Philadelphia 76ers, Mathurin was on a heater, putting up some solid performances, but before that, he was struggling as he is now.

On Tuesday against the 76ers, Mathurin finished the game with eight points and two turnovers on 3-of-8 shooting from the field and 2-of-4 shooting from deep. But most important to note is the fact that he only played 15:53.

Fans on Twitter were begging head coach Rick Carlisle to put Mathurin back in the game over Buddy Hield, who shot 1-of-5 from the field and 0-of-3 from deep against Philly but played 28:58.

Hield is the one who should be on the duds list, as the ball stuck to his hands just a bit too much, and as a whole, he just didn’t have a great game.

But because of the inconsistency of Mathurin’s non-existence in this game and prior games, he lands here for the simple goal of talking about how weird his season has been, highlighted by Tuesday against the 76ers.