April 25, 2018, 10:37 pmThaddeus YoungPF, Indiana Pacers
Thaddeus Young scored 16 points on 8-of-9 shooting and added six rebounds and an assist in the Pacers' close loss to the Cavs on Wednesday night.
Count Young among those that showed up for this uber-important Game 5 tilt. Unfortunately for Indiana, it wasn't quite enough. Thad has stepped up in two straight games despite consecutive losses, grabbing 16 boards and adding three steals and two blocks in Game 3 and then scoring with efficiency in Game 4. He also had a huge defensive play in the final minute, causing a LeBron James turnover with his active hands. It was all for naught but the Pacers can rely on Young to perform in Friday's must-win affair.