Myles Turner owned the paint in the first half — the Pacers’ center had five blocked shots in the first 24 minutes.
The big shut down was on Bradley Beal, this is how a big man recovers and goes after it.
Then later there was this play leading to a bucket on the other end.
Turner has had a strong defensive season in the paint so far for the Pacers, a big step for him. He’s sixth among centers in ESPN’s defensive real plus/minus stat (which has its flaws but is a good snapshot).
Washington learned that the hard way.