Basketball – NBA – NBA: the huge box of TJ Warren (Indiana), author of 53 points!

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The Pacers winger signed his career record to lead his team to victory against Philadelphia (127-121) on Saturday night. Before the Indiana Pacers’ debut in the Orlando “bubble”, we had talked a lot about the injured foot of Domantas Sabonis, the painful neck of Malcolm Brogdon and the hesitation of Victor Oladipo, who finally chose to play this end of the season. NBA despite his fears of relapse of his serious thigh injury. Saturday night, when the action resumed, however, it was TJ Warren who broke the screen and led the Pacers to victory against Philadelphia (127-121). The 26-year-old full-back, who was already his team’s leading scorer this season (19.2 pts), changed dimension by planting 53 pawns in the Sixers’ leather. The biggest total since the start of the season, the record of his career and the third mark in franchise history behind Reggie Miller (57 points in 1992) and Jermaine O’Neal (55 in 2005), sorry for the little. “I was just born to score baskets, I have to play my game, being aggressive, no matter the environment, he commented. In every game, I feel a little nervous, and at the same time full of excitement. And this time it was one of those special evenings. “

Warren showed a cheeky skill with his number one jersey and the slogan “justice” on the back: 20/29 shooting including 9/12 three points. He had never exceeded 40 units in six seasons in the Big League. The former Phoenix player especially scored 19 points in the fourth quarter, while Philadelphia had taken ten steps ahead (98-88). It was necessary to resist the power of Joel Embiid, also author of a historic performance: 41 points and 21 rebounds, unheard of in the Sixers since … Charles Barkley. While the two teams were tied in the standings before the meeting, the Pacers now take only fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

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