NBA hoops is on all day, every day.
After being forced to quit watching cold turkey for almost five months, all of the games and all of those buckets are almost overwhelming.
T.J. Warren’s 53-point dissection of the Sixers was as entertaining and fun of a game to watch as we’ve seen all year. Under the circumstances, it satiated my Pacers fix for at least a month.
But here we are moving on with games coming in rapid fire fashion. The Pacers aren’t healthy and with a back-to-back, despite the lack of travel, they will be managing at least one DNP for Victor Oladipo.
But let’s savor that sizzling Saturday night W a little longer. Some of the numbers and notes from the Pacers are crazy.
T.J. Warren tied a Pacers record with nine three-pointers, however Paul George needed overtime to get his nine. Overall the Pacers made over 40 percent of their 34 3-ball attempts.
The Pacers outscored the Sixers 39-23 in the final 8:54 of the game which fueled a 46-point fourth quarter which also tied a franchise record for most points in a fourth quarter.
Still shaking my head at the numbers posted in this first game after such a long layoff, let alone against a Philly team that appeared to have matchup advantages in surplus.
Fortunately, the Pacers rolled out a gaudy excess of effort and execution.
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