2 Studs, 1 dud from Indiana Pacers big-time win over Washington Wizards

The Indiana Pacers picked up a 112-104 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night, so let's take a look at two studs and one dud.
Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, TJ McConnell, Myles Turner, Andrew Nembhard
Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, TJ McConnell, Myles Turner, Andrew Nembhard / Justin Casterline/GettyImages
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Dud - Andrew Nembhard

By the time the second half came around, the Indiana Pacers had effectively closed the doors on the Washington Wizards, so this was a pretty solid game all around.

That said, there were a couple of players who had tough performances, particularly with efficiency and turnovers, which certainly isn’t ideal.

Buddy Hield had an argument to land in this spot. He failed to score against the Wizards, shooting 0-of-5 from the field and 0-of-3 from deep. However, he was somehow a team-high +12.

Instead, however, we’re going to put Andrew Nembhard in this spot, as he struggled in a couple of key areas, which was disappointing considering Tyrese Haliburton’s absence.

Nembhard ended the night with two points, two rebounds, five assists, and two steals but shot just 1-of-8 from the floor and 0-of-1 from distance. In addition, he turned the ball over five times.

Placed in the starting lineup in Haliburton’s absence, Nembhard wasn’t able to step up in the way the Pacers undoubtedly wanted him to on Wednesday night.

While Haliburton is out, Nembhard is going to have significantly more responsibilities on offense for the Pacers, and performances like this just aren’t going to cut it. That said, he’s been solid, so he should improve moving forward.