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TJ Warren sets multiple records with 53-point outburst vs. Sixers

TJ Warren, Suns, Pacers

Indiana Pacers forward TJ Warren had an epic evening against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. The 6-foot-8 wing dropped a career-high 53 points in their first game of the restart to lead Indiana to a 127-121 victory.

Warren also set a number of records while doing so.

According to StatMuse, Warren became the 12th player this season to record a 50-point game.

In addition, Warren became just the third player to score 50-plus points while shooting less than five free throw attempts over the past decade, joining the Golden State Warriors Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

Per Ben Golliver of the Washington Post, Warren also recorded the third highest scoring performance in Pacers history behind former All-Stars Reggie Miller and Jermaine O’Neal.

Finally, Warren also set a few personal bests on his career ball game.

All of this came from a player the Pacers acquired for cash considerations.

On his way to his 53-piece, TJ Warren shot 20-of-29 from the field. He also made 9-of-12 from beyond the arc, marking his first game to convert at least seven 3-pointers in a game.

Warren is having a terrific first season with Indiana. Prior to the hiatus, Warren averaged 18.7 points and 4.0 rebounds while shooting a career-best 52.9 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from three.

The Pacers spoiled a likewise outstanding performance from Sixers star center Joel Embiid. The 3-time All-Star recorded 41 points, 21 rebounds, and three blocks in the loss.

With the victory, Indiana moves into the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference.