April 15, 2017, 2:41 pm
Myles Turner played 32 minutes in a Game 1 loss to the Cavs on Saturday, finishing with 11 points, eight rebounds, four steals and a block on 5-of-12 shooting.
Turner appeared to struggle with the physicality of Tristan Thompson down low but at least delivered some nice defensive stats for his playoff owners. He’ll need to keep Thompson from cleaning the offensive glass if the Pacers want to keep competitive in this series, though they nearly stole this one today. Turner also didn’t attempt a three in this one, which seems a bit strange as pulling Thompson out of the paint would do well to provide driving lanes for Indiana’s wings and guards. We’ll see how he fares in Game 2.