Myles Turner wants Pacers to keep the confidence rolling
The Pacers earned a 116-108 victory over the Atlanta Hawks to pick up their fifth straight win, and it was Turner who became the center of attention after breaking his nose midway through the third quarter.
However, Indiana was able to find enough production elsewhere to score the win, with Turner finishing with 20 points, eight rebounds, and four blocks before exiting the game.
And, even with a broken nose, the former Texas star was focused on how the Pacers could keep their efforts going.
Here’s what Turner had to say about the team’s impressive winning streak, courtesy of The Associated Press:
“We’re confident, we just have to keep the confidence rolling,” Turner said, downplaying the injury. “Just keep being ourselves, don’t try to do too much and keep our defensive efforts high.”
Turner is averaging 13.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks per game this season on what has been a balanced Indiana attack with six players scoring in double figures.
But now things will get a bit tougher in terms of trying to keep their streak intact, as Turner and company will prepare for a five-game road trip over the next week.
First up will be a meeting with the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.