If it is conflict—or rather it is one by one– in between Pacers and the magic may not be the most attractive of all on paper, but it gave us the opportunity to observe a lot of talent.
Among which Tyrese Haliburton (22 points, 14 assists) and Myles Turner (20 points, 11 rebounds) on the side ofIndiana and Franz Wagner (29 points), bowl bowl (22 points, 11 rebounds) or even Mo Bamba (21 points, 9 rebounds) on the side ofOrlando.
Upon arrival, it was finally the colleagues of the Haliburton / Turner pair who went for victory (114-113), in pain and at the end of the suspense. So had to wait for the last ten seconds of the game, and two free throws ofAaron Nesmith (19 points), to see Rick Carlisle’s men win for the fourth time in a row.
WHAT YOU SHOULD REMEMBER
— Four followed in Indiana. Just like the game against the Rockets the day before, it was tough, but the Pacers still got their fourth straight victory, moving into the Top 5 in the East and confirming their good start to the season. Now, in addition to Tyrese Haliburton and Myles Turner, they can also thank the 3-point skill of their shooters, like Buddy Hield (5/11) or Aaron Nesmith (5/8), because it has served them for a long time which is allowed to remain in touch with Magic in the first part. Then enter their score in the second stage.
— Orlando can only blame himself. Long installed in the controls of this side, thanks to the lack of cleanliness of their night opponents on the ball, the Magic players – still deprived of Paolo Banchero – have not been able to widen a big gap, given they Pacers a little. .the occasion. Jamahl Mosley’s men regretted it, as Tyrese Haliburton, Myles Turner, Buddy Hield and others began to adjust the cursor upon returning from the locker room, so that their visitors were not gifted too much. Unlike the last, too clumsy and irregular in defense after the break.
✅ Tyrese Haliburton and Myles Turner. Pacers strongmen, with their connection still working well, Haliburton and Turner both finished with double-doubles. Above all, beyond just their statistics, their influence in the meeting was very important, because the light almost essentially came from them. In particular from the leader, omnipresent on every side of the floor and perfect for joining his teammates… with his pivot, who finally seems to have found consistency and agreed to approach the circle to dominate.
✅ The Wagner-Bol-Bamba trio. Making up the Florida “Big Three” of the night, Franz Wagner, Bol Bol and Mo Bamba took turns feeding the Magic brand. More specifically in the second half: Wagner, alternating with successes in 3-pts and close to the circle, while relaxed and aggressive; Bol and Bamba, imposing their size and muscle in the paint, in the absence of Wendell Carter Jr, while occasionally stepping aside to punish Myles Turner and Jalen Smith.
✅ Aaron Nesmith. Beyond surprising rookie Bennedict Mathurin, the energetic Nesmith is the Pacers’ main weapon off the bench. Aggressive and inspired with 3-pts, he especially scored (without flinching) the game-winning free throws with ten seconds left, after grabbing an offensive rebound in the middle of several Florida players. Proof of its good activity.
⛔ Andrew Nembhardt. Careful and meticulous performance from Indiana’s back, authored zero scoring points in 18 minutes, suffered against Jalen Suggs or Franz Wagner defensively and was constantly on the floor when his team shined . Hence his coach’s decision to keep him on the bench, letting Aaron Nesmith do the talking.
⛔ Admiral Schofield. Taking advantage of Wendell Carter Jr.’s absence. to pick up playing time, Orlando’s interior clearly wasn’t scoring points in his coach’s eyes. With 2 points in 13 minutes, 1/5 on shots and a differential of -20 when he was on the floor, Schofield missed almost everything he did offensively, in addition to suffering several times in in the face of attacks. repeatedly from Myles Turner or even Jalen Smith.
Indiana (9-6) : reception of Orlando, again, at night from Monday to Tuesday (01:00).
Orlando (5-12) : travel to Indiana, again, at night from Monday to Tuesday (01:00).