TJ McConnell scored from the penalty spot. McConnell took the ball off Jarrett Allen. McConnell grabbed a loose ball when Garland couldn’t get his pass to Allen. After the Cavaliers called a timeout, McConnell killed the ball from Isaac Okoro.
McConnell stole four straight Cleveland possessions in the first quarter.
And he didn’t stop there.
In the Pacers’ 114-111 victory over the Cavs on Wednesday, McConnell broke the NBA record with nine stolen halves. He finished with 10 thefts, one shy of the NBA singles record (11 by Kendall Gill and Larry Cannon).
McConnell’s first triple-double came when he was still known as the unprepared guard of the 76th. But now the book comes out about him:
He is a pest.