A worrying scene for Bennedict Mathurin

A worrying scene for Bennedict Mathurin


Quebecer Bennedict Mathurin left the Indiana Pacers game on Thursday after suffering a sprained ankle.

The native of Montreal North had only spent three minutes on the floor when he tried to break through to the basket for the Houston Rockets. He fell awkwardly and spent long seconds on the ground before leaving the field.

After the game, head coach Rick Carlisle had no very concrete update to offer about his protege. However, he said he expected to miss a few games, according to the CBS network.

Mathurin is having a stellar first season on the Silver Tour. Although he starts almost all of his team's games on the bench, he averaged 16.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.

His loss was felt at the Pacers, who gave everything to overcome the poor Rockets 134 to 125 in overtime.

Tyrese Haliburton took matters into his own hands, and not nearly. The second-best playmaker in the NBA this season had 29 points and 19 assists, one of his best performances of the season.

Myles Turner (21 points) and Jordan Nwora (18 points ) also stood out in the victory

Holding a 15-51 record, the Texas team recovered in the fourth quarter thanks to Jabari Smith Jr., who had 30 points and 12 bounces.