NBA Game Notes (Jan. 8, 2023)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on January 8, 2023.
Turner Swats Hornets
Myles Turner scored a game-high 29 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and blocked four shots as the Indiana Pacers rallied to defeat the Charlotte Hornets 116-111. The Pacers have won six consecutive home games and eight of their last 10 games overall.
Turner helped preserve the victory with a key block on Hornets center Mason Plumlee with less than 13 seconds remaining in the game.
Turner shot 10-16 from the field (62.5%) and made eight of his 10 free throws.
The Pacers’ Tyrese Haliburton produced 16 points, 13 assists, five rebounds, and three steals. Haliburton has recorded at least 10 assists 24 times this season, six more such games than any other player.
Haliburton — who committed just one turnover — has recorded nine points-assists double-doubles with one or fewer turnovers this season. Since the NBA began tracking individual turnovers in 1977-78, no player has produced more such games at the midway point of their team’s season:
9 — Muggsy Bogues, 1994-95
9 — Chris Paul, 2007-08
9 — Paul, 2014-15
9 — Tyrese Haliburton, 2022-23
Pacers rookie Andrew Nembhard put up another solid effort, scoring 19 points and recording four steals. He shot 7-11 from the field (63.6%), including 4-5 from 3-point range. Nembhard became the first rookie in franchise history to record at least four 3-pointers made and four steals in a game.
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