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Sports T.J. Warren stuns with 53 points to lead Pacers to comeback win over Sixers

13:06  02 august  2020
13:06  02 august  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

TJ Warren's 53-point display 'one of those special nights'

  TJ Warren's 53-point display 'one of those special nights' The Indiana Pacers' 127-121 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers owed much to TJ Warren's career-night, one he called "special".The 26-year-old, who had never previously scored more than 40 points in his six-year NBA career, had the hot hand in Orlando, pouring in nine three-pointers to tie a franchise record.

A day after James Harden scored 49 points on 20 shots, Indiana Pacers forward T . J . Warren took things even further with an out-of-nowhere 53 - point performance in a 127-121 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. T . J . Warren buries the Sixers .

A day after James Harden scored 49 points on 20 shots, Indiana Pacers forward T . J . Warren took things even further with an out-of-nowhere 53 - point performance in a 127-121 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. T . J . Warren buries the Sixers .

A four-plus month layoff. The starting point guard out. The only starting big in major foul trouble early. It was a typical night at the office for the Indiana Pacers in their first game Saturday as their season restarted at the bubble in Orlando.

They pulled out the 127-121 victory against the Philadelphia 76ers to win the season series and get the upper hand in race for Eastern Conference seeding. T.J. Warren set a career-high with 53 points on 20-of-29 shooting, including 9-of-12 from 3-point range. His season-high was 36. His previous career-high was 40 with the Phoenix Suns. Only Reggie Miller (57) and Jermaine O'Neal (55) have scored more in an NBA game for the Pacers.

Warren scores 34 more, leads Pacers past Wizards, 111-100

  Warren scores 34 more, leads Pacers past Wizards, 111-100 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — T.J. Warren kept up his red-hot restart with 34 more points, helping the Indiana Pacers pull away from the Washington Wizards for a 111-100 victory Monday. Two nights after scoring a career-best 53 points in the Pacers' first game at Disney, Warren had 16 points in the third quarter to spark a 22-2 run after Washington had fought back into the game. Warren shot 14 for 26 from the field and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Pacers, who improved to 2-0 since resuming the season. They played without star guard Victor Oladipo, who rested on the first night of back-to-back games. Indiana pulled within a game of Miami for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

T . J . Warren scored a career-high 53 points in the Pacers ' first game of the NBA restart to carry Indiana to a 127-121 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. Pacers ' Warren drops 53 to blow past career high.

T . J . Warren scored a career-high 53 points , Victor Oladipo added 15 after reversing course on Both teams have clinched playoff spots. Joel Embiid had 41 points and 21 rebounds for the Sixers , who The Pacers got the restart-opening win without two starters. Domantas Sabonis left the bubble with a

T.J. Warren holding a football ball: T.J. Warren became the first player to top the 50-point mark inside the NBA bubble. © Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports T.J. Warren became the first player to top the 50-point mark inside the NBA bubble.

"It was a special game," Warren said. "Locked in. Laser-focused throughout the whole game. My teammates did a great job of feeding me the ball and being myself out there. Doing what I do best. Put the ball in the basket."

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Malcolm Brogdon (neck) missed his 18th game as coach Nate McMillan had to roll out a starting lineup he'd never used before. Aaron Holiday, Victor Oladipo, Warren, Justin Holiday and Myles Turner played together twice during the season for less than a minute.

"Malcolm had an injury in our last (scrimmage) against the Spurs. Got hit across his neck," McMillan said before tip-off. "His neck stiffened up the last two days. He tried to go through shootaround this morning and just couldn’t turn and didn’t feel he was able to play tonight."

Warren outshines LeBron's Lakers, Doncic wins Giannis duel

  Warren outshines LeBron's Lakers, Doncic wins Giannis duel LeBron James returned from injury but the Los Angeles Lakers failed to avoid another defeat.Back after a groin injury, Lakers star James had 31 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in 35 minutes but could not stop the Indiana Pacers and their thriving small forward from claiming a 116-111 victory.

T . J . Warren scored a career-high 53 points to lead the Indiana Pacers past the visiting Philadelphia 76ers LeBron James led the Lakers with 20 points and 10 boards. Kyle Kuzma chipped in 16 points , and If we receive complaints about individuals who take over a thread or forum, we reserve

(AP) — T . J . Warren scored a career-high 53 points , Victor Oladipo added 15 after reversing course on opting out of the Joel Embiid had 41 points and 21 rebounds for the Sixers , who couldn' t hang on after turning a 10- point deficit late in the The Pacers got the restart-opening win without two starters.

For at least one game, that didn't matter.

The Pacers (40-26) were forced to used a lineup they'd never anticipated after three scrimmages. And they overcame the tremendous size advantage of Philadelphia, which was led by Joel Embiid (41 points, 21 rebounds), Tobias Harris (30 points, eight rebounds) and Ben Simmons (19 points, 13 rebounds).

Trailing 98-88 with 8:38 to play, the Pacers came back. Turner (nine points) came alive with some clutch buckets, as did Aaron Holiday (15 points, 10 assists), Oladipo (15 points), T.J. McConnell (10 points, eight assists), Doug McDermott (10 points) and, of course, Warren.

a man holding a basketball: T.J. Warren became the first player to top the 50-point mark inside the NBA bubble. © Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports T.J. Warren became the first player to top the 50-point mark inside the NBA bubble.

"We just had to make it difficult for them. T.J. Warren was hot," Oladipo said. "Our bench was phenomenal. Guys did little things. At the end of the day, we fed the dragon. Everybody else did what they had to do for our team to win."

Heat's Butler plans on playing vs. Pacers

  Heat's Butler plans on playing vs. Pacers Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is on track to return Monday against the Indiana Pacers, he told Marc Stein of The New York Times. The 6-foot-7 forward has missed the Heat's past three games due to a foot injury. Butler's having a solid debut season in South Beach, averaging a team-high 20.2 points and recording career highs in rebounds (6.6) and assists (6.1) per contest. Monday's matchup is the first of two seeding games between the two clubs, as well as a potential first-round playoff preview. The showdown will also be the first meeting since Butler and Pacers forward T.J. Warren got into an altercation during a January affair.Copyright © 2020 Score Media Ventures Inc.

Indiana Pacers forward T . J . Warren drops 53 points on Philadelphia 76ers. The Pacers forward has never finished a season with a scoring average over 20 points per game The win takes the Pacers to 41-26 on the season and extends their lead over the Sixers who sit in sixth spot with a 39-28 record.

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The Pacers played quicker early, disrupting entry passes in the post to Simmons and Al Horford by helping the undersized Justin Holiday and McDermott. The deflections led to Indiana getting out in transition and attempting 13 more shots in the first half en route to 61-55 lead. The Sixers played without a true point guard at times with Simmons at power forward on offense and had 14 turnovers. They began to wear the Pacers down with their size in the second half, but they couldn't sustain.

The Sixers were 9-of-25 on 3s, but the Pacers finished 14-of-34. That helped negate Philadelphia's 55-34 edge in rebounds. Warren knocked down the dagger 3 with a three-point lead in the waning seconds to make it a two-possession game. The Sixers didn't send extra defenders at him or attempt to trap the ball out of his hands.

Oladipo filled in the gaps around Warren's offensive outburst. His help defense was key, but he attacked the rim late in the first half to get to the foul line and knocked down a deep 3 late in the shot clock. The Pacers used a lot of zone in the second half to help slow down Philadelphia, which played more in the half court. Oladipo didn't allow himself to get wrapped up in trying to prove anything. He knew it was Warren's game to shine and took a back seat.

Pacers' Oladipo to play in scrimmage vs. Blazers

  Pacers' Oladipo to play in scrimmage vs. Blazers Reports of Victor Oladipo's season being over have been greatly exaggerated. The Indiana Pacers' star guard will start Thursday's scrimmage against the Portland Trail Blazers, the team announced. Oladipo reversed course on his decision not to suit up in the NBA's restart recently, saying there was "a strong possibility that I might play" after his body responded well to basketball activity. The two-time All-Star missed this season's first 47The Indiana Pacers' star guard will start Thursday's scrimmage against the Portland Trail Blazers, the team announced.

❮ Back . TJ Warren had a game-high 30 points in the Pacers win over the Cavaliers. In Indiana, the Pacers execute defensive to offense flawlessly as a Myles Turner block leads to Malcolm Brogdon finding the trailing T . J . Warren with a no-look pass on the fastbreak for the layup.

The Pacers led by as much as 27 points after Warren scored with 3: 53 to go in the half. ''They got going on offense,'' Bridges said. Indiana is a win away from clinching a winning record at home for a 31st consecutive season, but home victories have been hard to come by in recent games.

"He was making all kind of 3s," McMillan said of Warren. "Off the dribble, spot-up 3s, running pick-and-roll, he has worked on it. He's getting those opportunities. It started for him in Phoenix, but I figured it would be something we needed from him if we were able to restart this season. ... We need that 3 man to spread the floor and knock down 3s."

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Gallery: Bucks beat Celtics in NBA restart (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

A worker stands ready to clean the court during the second half of the game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics.

Embiid day-to-day with calf tightness, misses Sunday's scrimmage .
Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid sat out Sunday's scrimmage against the Oklahoma City Thunder due to right calf tightness, according to ESPN's Tim Bontemps. The three-time All-Star suffered the injury during Friday's victory over the Memphis Grizzlies and will be re-evaluated Monday. "There is always frustration, selfish frustration, and I know frustration, at times, for Joel," head coach Brett Brown said. "But, initially, (we're) just tryingThe three-time All-Star suffered the injury during Friday's victory over the Memphis Grizzlies and will be re-evaluated Monday.

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