3 Key players to watch in Indiana Pacers' game vs. Utah Jazz

As the Indiana Pacers get set to take on the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night, here are three key players to watch.
Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz, Isaiah Jackson, Andrew Nembhard, Obi Toppin
Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz, Isaiah Jackson, Andrew Nembhard, Obi Toppin / Dylan Buell/GettyImages
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The Indiana Pacers just wrapped up their best game of the season, as they managed to shut down Victor Wembanyama and earn a 152-111 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.

Tyrese Haliburton led the way in that game, but it was truly a team effort as the Pacers managed to stomp the Spurs from start to finish en route to their fourth win over the year.

Now, they’ll welcome the Utah Jazz to Gainbridge Fieldhouse for their fourth game of a five-game homestand. The Jazz are coming off a blowout loss to the Chicago Bulls.

As the Pacers look to keep up their momentum and the Jazz hope to get back on track, here are three players Indiana fans should be watching closely.

1. Isaiah Jackson

Last game, Isaiah Jackson made headlines for his impressive block against Wembanyama, but with how crowded the center position is, it could be tough for him to earn consistent playing time.

That said, his play against the Spurs could have put him on head coach Rick Carlisle’s radar. Should he get the opportunity, Jackson would undoubtedly look to build on his performance from Monday’s contest.

Jackson is still only 21 years old and has plenty of room to grow as a player, but he needs minutes to do so. And so far this season, he’s only appeared in three games.

With Myles Turner starting and Jalen Smith playing well off the pine, minutes for Jackson have been scarce, but maybe he’ll get the chance to capitalize on his showing from last game.