Oshae Brissett of Toronto, Ontario is playing the best basketball of his National Basketball Association career. Two days after scoring a career-high 31 points for the Indiana Pacers in a 125-113 win over the Toronto Raptors to close out the regular season, Brissett scored a game-high 23 points for the Pacers in a 144-117 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday in the 9-10 Eastern Conference game, that is part of the 2021 NBA Play-in Playoff Tournament.
Brissett made 10 of his 14 field goal attempts, three of six three-point attempts, five defensive rebounds, and two assists. He was also a very impressive +27 on the court.
The Pacers started four forwards in their game against the Hornets on Tuesday, and it worked. Power forward Domantas Sabonis was an absolute beast as he had a double-double with 21 rebounds and 14 points.
Brissett played his 2019-20 rookie season with the Toronto Raptors. He was then waived by the Raptors prior to the 2020-21 season, and was scooped up by Indiana. In 21 games with the Pacers in the regular season, Brissett averaged 10.9 points, and 5.5 rebounds. He had a field goal percentage of .483, three-point percentage of .423, and a free-throw percentage of .769.
The Pacers now need to beat the Washington Wizards to get into the NBA Playoffs as the eighth seed. Indiana faces Washington on Thursday.