Myles Turner thinks Pacers ‘missed shots we normally make’ in Game 1 loss to Celtics
If you’re a fan of offense, Sunday’s game against the Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics wasn’t for you.
The Celtics won Game 1 of their first round series against the Pacers by a final score of 84-74. Both teams shot under 37 percent from the field and Indiana only scored eight points in the third quarter.
Pacers center Myles Turner said guys were just missing shots they normally make. The defensive stopper thinks Indiana played a great defensive game overall and just couldn’t buy a basket.
“We missed shots,” Turner said, via Scott Agness of The Athletic. “Shit, we had a great defensive game in my opinion. We did what we needed to do on defense but offensively, we didn’t do enough. I think we missed shots we normally make and missed a lot of free throws.”
The Pacers’ eight-point third quarter in Game 1 was the worst performance from an Indiana team in franchise playoff history. The Celtics have a good defense, but they aren’t that elite. There was just a lid on the basket for Indiana.
Myles Turner finished with only five points in 30 minutes. He needs to be more aggressive, especially in the paint. A 7-footer like him should be feasting down low instead of venturing out to the perimeter.