Myles Turner took over for the Indiana Pacers in a 116-111 win over the Charlotte Hornets.
He scored 12 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter.
“Myles is in his prime,” said Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle. “He’s playing the best he’s ever played. On the track he was enormous. I coached Jermaine O’Neal here and Jermaine had that. It was uplifting for his teammates.”
Buddy Hield had 21 points while Andrew Nembhard had 19. PJ Washington led the Hornets with 22 points while Terry Rozier had 19.
NEXT PACERS GAME AGAINST THE HEAT: February 8 in Miami
NEXT HORNETS GAME AGAINST THE HEAT: January 29th in Charlotte
– Three starters for the Philadelphia 76ers scored 20+ points to help them defeat the Detroit Pistons 123-111. Tyrese Maxey had 23 points while James Harden had 20 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Montrezl Harrell, who replaced Joel Embiid in the starting XI, also scored 20 goals.
Killian Hayes led the Pistons with 26 points while Isaiah Stewart had 20 points and 13 rebounds.
PISTONS AGAINST THE HEAT NEXT GAME: March 19 in Detroit
NEXT 76ERS GAME AGAINST THE HEAT: February 27 in Philly
-Damian Lillard’s 34 points weren’t enough to help the Portland Trail Blazers in a 117-105 loss to the Toronto Raptors. Pascal Siakam scored 27 for the Raptors while Scottie Barnes had 22.
“Much better,” said trainer Nick Nurse. “Both Scottie and Pascal played a lot more rhythm tonight.”
NEXT RAPTORS GAME BEAT THE HEAT: March 28 in Toronto
-Both Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland scored 22 points to help the Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Phoenix Suns 112-98.
“It’s one of the best things to see because it’s different guys from different areas,” Mitchell said. “It’s all defense. The effort, the intensity.”
Duane Washington scored 25 from the bench for the Suns, who were missing both Devin Booker and Chris Paul. Mikal Bridges had 15.
NEXT KAVALIER GAME AGAINST THE HEAT: January 31st in Cleveland
-The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 112-108, giving them their sixth straight loss. The win also gave head coach Nate McMillan his 750th career win and placed him fourth on the list of active coaches.
“It’s a big brand and I’m excited that he has it with us,” said Trae Young.
Young led by 30 points, giving him his second straight 30-point game. Kawhi Leonard scored 29 goals for the Clippers, who were without Paul George for the second straight season with a hamstring injury.
NEXT HAWKS BEAT THE HEAT GAME: January 16 in Atlanta
Cory Nelson is a staff member of Inside The Heat. He attended Northern Virginia Community College. He can be reached at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @CKenzyNelson. You can also visit his personal blog https://allball30.wordpress.com