The Indiana Pacers played the Oklahoma City Thunder and got the win in overtime 115-111. Some of the noteworthy performances are below
Glenn Robinson III
With Paul George out, Glenn Robinson III started and did he surprise us all. Well all who did not watch the summer league this year. Against Oklahoma City, Robinson played just under 45 minutes and scored 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting. Robinson’s career points per game average is 3.3 so this performance was one out of the box. To top it off, Robinson collected his first double double of the season by also collecting 11 rebounds.
Thaddeus Young also collected a double double. In 38 minutes Young scored 20 points on 9-of-18 shooting, including 2-of-5 from three. The other half of the double double was the 11 rebounds that he pulled in.
In perhaps the most enthralling performance of the night by someone not named Russell, Jeff Teague was well on his way to a quadruple double. In 40 minutes Teague scored 30 points on 9-of-16 shooting including 3-of-4 from three. He hit a perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line as well. Teague collected five rebounds, nine assists and six steals in a very busy night.
Russell Westbrook was again very Russell Westbrook. He collected his fifth triple double for the year. In 40 minutes Westbrook collected a game high 31 points on 13-of-34 shots. He shot poorly from distance, going 2-of-8 from deep. He had 11 rebounds, including five offense to go along with his game high 15 assists. Unfortunately, Westbrook also had seven turnovers.
Enes Kanter had another productive night off the bench. In 25 minutes, Kanter scored 16 points on 5-of-9 from the field. Kanter also shot 5-of-6 from the free throw line. In one of his most complete performances, Kanter also collected four rebounds, three assists, one steal and three blocks. Perhaps there is hope for his defense yet.