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Video: Pacers star Myles Turner’s grandmother goes nuts watching him play

Myles Turner

Indiana Pacers fourth-year big man Myles Turner has established himself as one of the team’s key pieces for the future. As with the progression of his status as one of Indiana’s elite, the rise of his fame has naturally gone hand-in-hand with the same.

However, Turner has no bigger fan than his grandmother, who was recently captured on film going absolutely nuts watching him play on television:

We can only wonder how emotional this endearing woman would have been had she been watching her grandson play live. She sure is proud of what Myles has achieved in his chosen field, and this is simply an outpouring of her pride and joy.

Grandma did not have much to smile about on Saturday, though, as her grandson struggled in a razor-thin loss to the Denver Nuggets, 102-100. Turner shot only 3-of-9 from the floor and missed all four of his 3-point attempts en route to a pedestrian 15-point performance. The 22-year-old also logged five rebounds, two assists, two steals, and a block, but he had a difficult time against Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic.

Turner has been in a brutal slump of late, and Saturday night was no exception. Over the last 10 games, the 6-foot-11 center is averaging only 35.6 percent from the field (he is a career 49.4 percent shooter).

However, the rest of the Pacers have done an admirable job holding down the fort despite the struggles of their big man and the absence of Victor Oladipo. Indiana is currently 44-26 and sitting in the fourth spot in the East with the playoffs fast approaching,