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Pacers Podcast: With Monta Ellis injured, Glenn Robinson III fits nicely in Pacers starting lineup

The latest Locked on Pacers episode recaps the Pacers win over the Hornets and the performance of Glenn Robinson III in the starting lineup.

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On Monday night, the Pacers won their second consecutive game in impressive fashion, beating the Charlotte Hornets, 110-94.

Myles Turner had a big game and monster finish with 22 points and four blocks, which included making four three-pointers. Paul George add 22 of his own while Jeff Teague ran the show with 16 points and 11 assists.

The Pacers drained a season-high 17 three-pointers on 36 attempts, continuing a recent trend of success from behind the arc. In the last three games, the Pacers have made 46 three pointers, nearly double the amount of makes they have averaged throughout the rest of the season.

Great win.

But the big picture takeaway from the game was the way the team played with Glenn Robinson III starting at shooting guard. Monta Ellis missed the game and will sit out at least the next three games due to a strained groin, and GR3 did a lot of little things well to support the talent alongside him in the starting unit.

Before the game, Nate McMillan discussed the situation and defended Monta quite strongly which you can hear in the pod. But even he admitted that continued strong showings from Robinson could alter his plans, referencing the Cowboys. So should we start referring to Monta as Romo now?

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