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Eastern Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
28-15 5-5 W1
28-19 4-6 W1
27-19 7-3 L1
17-29 3-7 W2
11-33 5-5 W1

Top Pacers News

  • Pacers' Caris LeVert: Questionable against Suns

    LeVert (calf) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Suns.

    LeVert sustained a right calf injury Wednesday against the Lakers and was unavailable Thursday. If the 27-year-old is sidelined once again, Jeremy Lamb, Lance Stephenson and Duane Washington should continue to see additional playing time.

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  • Pacers' Malcolm Brogdon: Questionable Saturday

    Brogdon (Achilles) is questionable for Saturday's game against Phoenix.

    Brogdon has missed 13 of the last 15 games due to an Achilles issue, but he'll have a chance to return to the court Saturday. If he remains sidelined, Keifer Sykes and Lance Stephenson should continue to handle additional work.

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  • Pacers' Domantas Sabonis: Set to miss multiple games

    Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle said prior to Thursday's 121-117 overtime win over the Warriors that Sabonis (ankle) will miss "a few games," James Boyd of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    Sabonis, who was sidelined for just the second time all season Thursday after spraining his left ankle late in the Pacers' win over the Lakers a night prior, will almost certainly sit out the remaining two games of Indiana's road trip. Expect the big man to be re-evaluated when the Pacers return to Indiana on Tuesday, and he should be viewed as far from a lock to get cleared for Wednesday's home game versus the Hornets. Goga Bitadze started at center Thursday in place of Sabonis, recording 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists and one block in 31 minutes before being ejected in the second half.

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  • Pacers' Isaiah Jackson: Scores career-high 15 points

    Jackson notched 15 points (5-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-8 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and three steals across 19 minutes during Thursday's 121-117 overtime win over Golden State.

    Jackson recorded double-digit scoring for the first time in his career, coinciding with logging over 10 minutes for the first time. The rookie was a difference-maker off the bench, bringing hustle and energy as a floor-runner. An athletic, lob-catching big that can be utilized in transition is a void on the Pacers -- signaling a potential niche for Jackson should his role increase moving forward.

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  • Pacers' Keifer Sykes: Comes through in clutch Thursday

    Sykes chipped in 10 points (4-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt), four rebounds and three assists in 31 minutes during Thursday's 121-117 overtime win over the Warriors.

    Sykes was pressed into a starting role with Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) and Caris LeVert (calf) both out of action. The rookie was relatively quiet in regulation, but he produced five points within the final two minutes of overtime to help the Pacers grab the upset victory. Both Brogdon and LeVert could return for Indiana's next game, so Sykes' late-game heroics shouldn't push him onto the fantasy radar.

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  • Pacers' Goga Bitadze: Ejection mars strong performance

    Bitadze closed with 13 points (5-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-5 FT), nine rebounds, five assists and one block across 31 minutes before getting ejected from Thursday's 121-117 overtime victory over the Warriors.

    With Domantas Sabonis (ankle) unable to play in the contest and Myles Turner (foot) still out of action, Bitadze was thrust into a starting role for the first time this season. The third-year center took advantage with a solid all-around stat line despite inefficient marks from the field and the charity stripe. Bitadze fell one rebound short of a double-double, and he would have likely accomplished the feat if not for getting ejected following a confrontation with Gary Payton II with nearly seven minutes remaining in regulation. Despite the late-game mishap, Bitadze looks to be in line for a big role with Sabonis and Turner unlikely to return in the immediate future, so he is worth a pickup in most fantasy formats, especially for managers in need of blocks and rebounds.

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  • Pacers' Chris Duarte: Leads Pacers in upset overtime win

    Duarte racked up 27 points (10-16 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven rebounds, three assists and three steals over 39 minutes during Thursday's 121-117 overtime victory over the Warriors.

    Indiana was severely shorthanded for the second game of a back-to-back set, resulting in Duarte's first start since Dec. 29. The situation worked out quite well for both the rookie and the team, as Duarte tied his career-best point total while leading the Pacers to an unexpected win in overtime. Duarte made an impact in other areas as well, grabbing seven boards and collecting three steals to reward fantasy managers and DFS players who put him in their lineup Thursday. He'll likely return to a reserve role when Indiana's regular starters return, but Duarte has done enough this season to warrant a look in most fantasy formats, and he could see an increased role late in the campaign if the Pacers continue to fall out of contention for a play-in spot.

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  • Pacers' Goga Bitadze: Receives first start of season

    Bitadze will start in Thursday's contest against the Warriors, James Boyd of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    Bitadze will start at center Thursday in place of Domantas Sabonis (ankle) and Myles Turner (foot). Expect the center to receive an abundance of minutes, with Oshae Brissett set to fill in off the bench.

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  • Pacers' Chris Duarte: Back in starting lineup

    Duarte is set to start in Thursday's contest against the Warriors.

    Duarte will start his 25th game of the season Thursday and should be in for an abundance of minutes with all of the Pacers' typical starters ruled out. Expect Duarte to revert back to the bench once Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) returns to the court.

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  • Pacers' Keifer Sykes: Set to start Thursday

    Sykes is starting in Thursday's game against the Warriors.

    Sykes will start in his seventh game of the season as Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) and Caris LeVert (calf) will miss Thursday's contest. As a starter, Sykes is averaging 12.0 points, 3.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 30.8 minutes.

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  • Pacers' Caris LeVert: Will miss Thursday's contest

    LeVert (calf) has been ruled out of Thursday's contest against the Warriors, Tony East of the West Indianapolis Community News reports.

    LeVert will miss Thursday's action against the Warriors as he continues to recover from the right calf soreness he sustained against the Lakers on Wednesday. Expect Jeremy Lamb, Lance Stephenson and Duane Washington to see extended minutes Thursday with Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) also ruled out.

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  • Pacers' Malcolm Brogdon: Out Thursday

    Brogdon (Achilles) has been ruled out of Thursday's contest against the Warriors, Tony East of the West Indianapolis Community News reports.

    Brogdon will miss his third game in six days as he continues to deal with his Achilles injury. With all five starters ruled out for the Pacers on Thursday, Keifer Sykes and Lance Stephenson should see plenty of minutes against the Warriors. Brogdon's next chance to return to the court will be on Saturday against the Suns.

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  • Pacers' Caris LeVert: Questionable with calf soreness

    LeVert is questionable for Thursday's game at Golden State due to right calf soreness.

    LeVert presumably picked up the injury during Wednesday's 111-104 win over the Lakers, though he still played 27 minutes and put up 30 points (12-16 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and one steal. Jeremy Lamb, Lance Stephenson and Duane Washington should be more involved for Indiana should LeVert miss any time.

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  • Pacers' Malcolm Brogdon: Questionable Thursday

    Brogdon (Achilles) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Warriors.

    Brogdon returned to the court Wednesday against the Lakers after missing 12 of the last 14 games, and he recorded 19 points, four rebounds, six assists and a steal in 26 minutes. However, he's still managing the injury Thursday and will land on the injury report for the second half of the back-to-back set. If Brogdon is unavailable, Caris LeVert (calf), Keifer Sykes and Lance Stephenson should see additional work.

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  • Pacers' Domantas Sabonis: Won't play Thursday

    Sabonis (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against Golden State.

    It's not much of a surprise Sabonis won't be available for the second half of the back-to-back set, as the left ankle sprain he suffered during Wednesday's win over the Lakers was labeled potentially "significant" by coach Rick Carlisle. An official diagnosis for the injury has yet to be announced, but the 25-year-old will be sidelined for at least one game, though a longer absence seems likely. Goga Bitadze and Oshae Brissett should split time at center for Indiana, which is already without Myles Turner (foot) for the next couple weeks.

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  • Pacers' Terry Taylor: Dominant against Long Island

    Taylor recorded 35 points (14-23 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists and a steal in 42 minutes during Wednesday's G League win over Long Island.

    Taylor has been a strong contributor for the Mad Ants to begin the regular season, and he led the team in scoring Wednesday while posting his third straight double-double. The 22-year-old has topped 20 points in each of the first three games of the regular season.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Added to protocols

    The Pacers placed McConnell (wrist) in the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols prior to Wednesday's 111-104 win over the Lakers.

    McConnell will presumably remain in isolation for the remaining three games of Indiana's road trip, but the veteran point guard's entry into the protocols doesn't change anything with regard to his timeline for returning from the right wrist surgery he underwent in early December. The Pacers plan to re-evaluate McConnell in late February following the All-Star break, and if his injured wrist has healed as expected, he could make his return to action at some point in early March.

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Team Statistical Rankings

PTS/G OPP PTS/G
Team 108.3
(16th)
109.0
(17th)

Injuries

Player Injury
M. Brogdon PG Malcolm Brogdon PG Achilles
D. Sabonis PF Domantas Sabonis PF Ankle
C. LeVert SG Caris LeVert SG Calf
M. Turner C Myles Turner C Foot
T. Warren SF T.J. Warren SF Foot

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