Myles Turner and Andrew Nembhard have played a different role for the Pacers

The Pacers currently hold a 3-1 lead against the Bucks and some great production out of Turner and Nembhard are some of the reasons why.
Milwaukee Bucks v Indiana Pacers - Game Four
Milwaukee Bucks v Indiana Pacers - Game Four / Emilee Chinn/GettyImages

Truth be told the Bucks have been without Giannis Antetokounmpo for the series and Damian Lillard sat out game four, the Bucks are still a team that has a ton more experience than the Pacers but find themselves down 3-1 to Indy. A recent altercation that led to Bobby Portis being ejected, and a monstrous 29-point night from Turner were some of the big set ups for a very important game 5.

Turners 29 points are his playoff career-high and that was on 7-9 shooting from three-point range. He shot 10-17 from the field and had nine rebounds and three blocks as well. He was the Pacers best player on the court in game four and helped a player like Pascal Siakam not have to take most of the load only needing 13 points to make his impact on the court. He also had nine rebounds and seven assists as well.

Nembhard is a player that gets utilized a lot as a defender and a secondary ball-handler alongside Tyrese Haliburton, but in these last three wins, he has done so much more. He was the player that baited Portis into the altercation and his ejection, as well as a very efficient 15-point and nine assist night on 67% shooting.

Turner and Nembhard have been playing out of their minds this series and it shows that the Pacers can rely on more than just Siakam and Haliburton, and are able to spread the ball around and make plays from everywhere. They also hit a playoff franchise high 22 threes on 51% shooting. That is not something that is seen every day and with that kind of efficiency.


As the Pacers head to Fiserv Forum for game five, they will look to end the Bucks playoff run in their own arena, with both Antetokounmpo and Lillard still doubtful to play.