Brooks tallied 16 points (6-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and three rebounds across 21 minutes in Wednesday's 131-109 loss to the Trail Blazers. The Pacers have been on the good and bad end of blowouts in four of the last five games, which has afforded some more playing time than usual for Brooks, who took advantage of the added minutes Thursday with a season-best point total. Don't bank on Brooks to replicate the performance, however, as he finds himself lower in the Pacers' backcourt pecking order now that Rodney Stuckey is healthy after missing the first half of November.
Brooks (knee) is not expected to be on any sort of minutes restriction during his season debut against the Lakers on Tuesday, Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star reports. Brooks came into Tuesday with a questionable status due to a sore right knee, but was able to go through shootaround without any issues and has now been cleared to play. He's expected to play a full minutes load, so look for him to jump back into the regular rotation as the team's backup point guard behind Jeff Teague.
Pacers coach Nate McMillan said he expects Brooks (knee) to play in Tuesday's game against the Lakers. Brooks practiced Tuesday and completed morning shootaround without incident, so it sounds like he'll be cleared to make his season debut. The point guard had missed three games due to the sore right knee, but he should immediately step back into a rotation role as the main backup to starting point guard Jeff Teague.
Brooks (knee) returned to full practice Monday and is considered questionable to make his season debut Tuesday against the Lakers, Nate Taylor of the Indy Star reports. A sore right knee has prevented Brooks from taking the floor in the Pacers' first three contests, but he's trending in the right direction as Tuesday's contest approaches. With Rodney Stuckey's (hamstring) status firmly up in the air, Brooks could see a slightly expanded role behind Jeff Teague, should the veteran be cleared to debut Tuesday.
Brooks (knee) will not play in Saturday's matchup with the Bulls. Brooks had been a gametime decision and after working out in pregame it was determined he would sit out. With Rodney Stuckey (knee) also out, the Pacers are thin at guard behind starters Jeff Teague and Monta Ellis. Look for C.J. Miles and Joe Young to see increased roles off the bench while Brooks and Stuckey are sidelined. Brooks' next chance to return will be on Tuesday against the Lakers.
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