Hot Takes from Pacers’ Bennedict Mathurin Summer League Game

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Bennedict Mathurin scored more than a point per minute played Tuesday as he led the Indiana Pacers to a 101-87 win over the Detroit Pistons in NBA 2K23 Summer League action from Las Vegas.

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Mathurin, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2022 NBA draft, dropped 20 points on 5-of-9 shooting (9-of-10 free throws) in roughly 19 minutes. He also added five rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Indiana outscored Detroit by 23 points with the ex-Arizona star on the floor. The Pacers also led the Pistons 25-11 after the first quarter and 52-30 at halftime thanks largely to Mathurin’s efforts. Indiana once led by 30 points in this one.

The Pistons were shorthanded without No. 5 overall pick Jaden Ivey, who suffered a rolled right ankle but reported on Twitter that he’s good.

Still, Mathurin was exceptional, and people are quite impressed with his efforts.

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Pacers cruise to a wire-to-wire 101-87 win over the Pistons. Bennedict Mathurin was the best player on the court again, Aaron Nesmith made his debut and several players impressed in the win.<br><br>Two summer league games left and the next one isn’t until Friday.

Mathurin, who is averaging 19.3 PPG in 22 minutes per game, and the Pacers are 2-1 thus far in Vegas. The Washington Wizards are up next Friday at 9 p.m. ET.

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