Teague posted 15 points (6-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 assists, four rebounds, three blocks, and two steals in 39 minutes during Sunday's 106-102 loss to the Cavaliers in Game 4. In the first round series, Teague averaged 17.0 points (48.9 FG, 52.9 3Pt, 83.3 FT), 6.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 1.0 steal, and 0.8 blocks in 35.8 minutes per game. Teague contributed career highs in assists and boards per night in 2016-17, turns 29 this June, and is set to become an unrestricted free agent.
Teague (hand) is not listed on the injury report in advance of Thursday's Game 3 against Cleveland, Pacers play-by-play man Scott Agness reports. "He'll be ready to go," coach Nate McMillan said. Teague appeared to injure his right hand during the second half of Monday's Game 2, and while he was in visible discomfort, he remained in the game and finished with 23 points, four assists and four rebounds in 35 minutes. The 28-year-old underwent precautionary X-rays after the game, which cleared him of any structural damage, but it seems likely that he'll be playing through discomfort Thursday as the Pacers attempt to claw their way back into the series.
Teague will undergo X-rays on his right hand and wrist after taking a hard fall in Monday's Game 2 loss against the Cavaliers, Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports reports. Despite suffering the injury, Teague still managed to compile 23 points, four rebounds, four assists, and one steal during his 35 minutes on the court. He was able to play through the ordeal Monday, but if the X-rays bring unfavorable results, there's a possibility he'll be excluded from Thursday's Game 3 back in Indiana. Aaron Brooks, Monta Ellis, and Lance Stephenson would all likely split duties at point guard if Teague ends up sitting.
Teague (ankle) will play in Saturday's series opener against the Cavliers. Teague was one of five players to start every game of the 2016-17 season, but suffered an ankle injury in the final moments of the team's playoff-clinching win over the Hawks. However, after a couple days of rest, the veteran point guard is not expected to be slowed down by the issue. Barring any setbacks, look for him to take on a full workload Saturday. Teague averaged 18.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 11.0 assists across 37.3 minutes in four games against the Cavaliers this season.
Teague (ankle) posted 18 points (6-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-8 FT) and seven assists across 32 minutes in Wednesday's 104-86 win over the Hawks. With the Hawks starting their bench on Wednesday, Teague went to work on their defense and expertly piloted the Pacers to victory, spreading the ball effectively as he's done all season. He finished among the NBA's best in assists, ranking sixth in total assists (632) and seventh in assists per game (7.8). Teague did suffer a minor ankle injury during Wednesday's game, but he has a few days to rest before the team meets Cleveland in the first round of the playoffs, so he should be good to go. He'll be a sneaky value play at point guard in DFS playoff contests.
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