Sabonis finished Wednesday's preseason game against the Grizzlies with 24 points (10-19 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 13 rebounds, four assists and three steals. The Pacers were without a few regulars, but they gave their starters extended minutes in the second-to-last preseason contest. Sabonis' 32 minutes led the way, and he showed why he's one of the most coveted big men in all of fantasy basketball. Sabonis closed last season averaging 20.3 points, 12.0 rebounds, 6.7 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.8 threes per game.
Sabonis accrued 19 points (8-15 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 11 rebounds, 10 assists and two steals across 32 minutes in Thursday's 142-115 loss to the Wizards. Although Sabonis turned in an excellent performance, it wasn't enough to offset the Wizards' overwhelming offensive output. Without Caris LeVert, the Pacers simply didn't have enough offensive potency in the play-in tournament, and Sabonis couldn't handle the load on his own.
Sabonis recorded 14 points (7-15 FG, 0-2 3Pt), 21 rebounds, nine assists, a steal and a block across 33 minutes in Tuesday's play-in win over the Hornets. Sabonis picked up where he left off in the regular season, as he pulled down at least 20 boards for the second time in his last five games and also notched his fifth double-double in his last six appearances. Expect Sabonis to play a pivotal role for the Pacers in their decisive play-in matchup at the Wizards on Thursday.
Sabonis (quad) will suit up for Tuesday's play-in game versus the Hornets, J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star reports. Sabonis seemed likely to make every effort to avoid missing postseason action, and it appears he will do just that. Look for him to play his usual role anchoring the Pacers' frontcourt as he looks to back up his 25-point, 16-board effort in the regular-season finale against Toronto with another strong showing Tuesday.
Sabonis is questionable for Tuesday's play-in game against the Hornets with a bruised left quadriceps. The 25-year-old was questionable for Sunday's season finale with a knee injury and ended up putting up 25 points (12-18 FG, 1-2 3Pt), 16 rebounds, five assists and three steals in 39 minutes, but he apparently picked up the quadriceps injury. It's difficult to imagine Sabonis not making an attempt to play Tuesday with Indiana's season on the line.
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