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Video: Pacers’ Myles Turner provides Block of the Year entry with Marvin Williams denial

Myles Turner, Pacers. Marvin Williams, Hornets

Nothing has come easy for the Charlotte Hornets this season. Not even a dunk attempt.

During the first quarter of their game against the Indiana Pacers, Hornets forward Marvin Williams thought he had an easy path to the bucket. Planning to make NBA’s Top Ten Plays of the Night, he wanted to put Indiana’s Myles Turner on a poster.

Well…

Marvin Williams will be part of tonight’s highlights for sure, but for the wrong reason.

Myles Turner is one of the best shot blockers in the league today, averaging a career-best 2.8 rejections per game. He’s one of the main reasons why the Pacers are seated at the third spot of the Eastern Conference playoff race. Entering Sunday’s matchup with the Hornets, he’s putting up 12.9 points and 7.1 rebounds while shooting 50.8 percent from the field and close to 38.5 percent from beyond the arc.

Turner flirted with a double-double to help the Pacers rout the Hornets 125-90. He finished with nine points, 16 rebounds and three blocks.

The four-year veteran has been instrumental in the Pacers’ success as of late, and he is turning out to be one of the most underrated centers in the league. But Turner is still young, and there’s plenty of time for him to make a name for himself.

That rejection against Williams is a good start.