Stuckey provided nine points (4-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt), two rebounds, and one assist across 15 minutes in Sunday's 89-84 Game 7 loss to the Raptors. Stuckey didn't score in double figures in any of the series' seven games, finishing with averages of 6.3 points (on 39.5% shooting), 2.1 rebounds, and two assists in 18 minutes. The combo guard is under contract with the Pacers for two more years, but with backcourt starters George Hill and Monta Ellis also expected back in 2016-17, Stuckey will likely have to settle for a 15-to-25 minute role off the bench.
Stuckey will start in Wednesday's matchup with the Bucks, Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star reports. Stuckey is starting due to the Pacers resting four starters for rest purposes before the playoffs begin. With so many big minute players out Stuckey could be in line for a large minute load on Wednesday. He'll return to the bench when the playoffs begin.
Stuckey scored 17 points (6-9 FG, 5-5 FT) while adding four rebounds and an assist in 20 minutes off the bench during Sunday's win over the Knicks. He's caught fire in April, posting back-to-back 17-point games and shooting 75 percent (12-for-16) from the floor despite only averaging 21 minutes in those two games. Stuckey won't continue at that pace, of course, but the Pacers need all the offense they can get as they try to hang onto a playoff spot, so don't be surprised if his court time and touches trend up over the final five games.
Stuckey (foot) played 19 minutes and contributed seven points (3-6 FG, 1-2 FT), one assist, one rebound, and one steal in Tuesday's 103-98 win over the Celtics. Stuckey was previously hampered by a sore foot in Sunday's game against the Hawks, but was back on the court Tuesday and didn't appear to be hampered. He'll continue to serve as the Pacers' top guard off the bench, though his minutes could decline a bit once new acquisition Ty Lawson (foot) returns to full health.
Stuckey has a sore right foot and is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Hawks. Stuckey's soreness in his right foot is the same injury he dealt with for an extended period of time earlier this season, so the reemergence of the ailment is concerning. It remains to be seen if the guard will return to Sunday's game, so continue checking on his status as the game goes on.
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