Indiana Pacers shooting guard Victor Oladipo channeled the power of Wakanda and battled through the shortness of breath to drill a game-sealing 3-pointer against the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. The new All-Star, who dressed as The Black Panther for Halloween, has been in fact battling bronchitis for roughly a week, as he told ESPN’s Cassidy Hubbarth after dropping 19 of his 24 points in the second half to give the Pacers a 107-101 win.

“A little short of breath at times, not as much energy,” said Oladipo, according to Scott Agness of The Athletic. “So it’s probably a good thing I got in foul trouble in the first half.”

Oladipo was mired in foul trouble early, going 2-of-6 from the floor before coming back with a fury in the second half after receiving help from a perfect outing from Domantas Sabonis, who went 12-of-12 from the field en route to a game-best 30 points on the night.

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Oladipo has put up 20 or more points during his last seven games, but looked somewhat fatigued during Monday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, shooting a mere 9-of-24 from the floor in a 103-93 loss.

He was sneezing, sniffling and carrying a box of tissues into the training room even before the game, even bringing a second box of Kleenex to his locker.

The 6-foot-4 guard also shared that it was the first time he had ever dressed up for Halloween, not doing so as a kid growing up in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.