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Eastern Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
17-6 7-3 W2
15-9 7-3 L1
13-11 5-5 W1
9-14 3-7 L3
6-19 3-7 L1

Top Pacers News

  • Pacers' Buddy Hield: Flirts with double-double

    Hield supplied 17 points (6-19 FG, 4-13 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, five assists and one steal in 40 minutes during Monday's 112-104 win over the Warriors.

    Hield's shooting performance was only so-so, but his shot volume and secondary numbers got him to a respectable fantasy total. Monday's stat line represented a second excellent result after faltering against the Jazz last week.

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  • Pacers' Bennedict Mathurin: FInally lands starting role

    Mathurin racked up 14 points (4-16 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 6-8 FT), two rebounds and one assist over 40 minutes during Monday's 112-104 victory over the Warriors.

    The rookie has served as an efficient sixth man in Indiana's offense, and he finally got his opportunity to join the starting five amid the Pacers' numerous absences. While this move is probably only temporary, Mathurin still has considerable fantasy value off the bench, averaging 18.3 points and 3.8 rebounds through 24 games.

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  • Pacers' Andrew Nembhard: Masterful performance in win

    Nembhard registered 31 points (13-21 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 0-1 FT), eight rebounds, 13 assists and one steal in 41 minutes during Monday's 112-104 victory over Golden State.

    The 2022 second-round pick was on fire Monday and was also effective as a ball distributor, netting a season-high 13 assists.His production uptick is directly tied to Tyrese Haliburton's (groin) absence, so while we should see encouraging stat lines for Nembhard in relief, his numbers will drop back to earth when Haliburton returns, which should be sometime this week.

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  • Pacers' Bennedict Mathurin: Draws first NBA start

    Mathurin is starting Monday's game against the Warriors.

    Mathurin will get a chance with the first unit due to the absence of both Tyrese Haliburton (groin) and T.J. McConnell (illness). Mathurin is averaging 16.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals in his last seven contests off the bench.

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  • Pacers' James Johnson: Listed out for Monday

    Johnson (elbow) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Warriors, Jeremiah Johnson of Bally Sports Indiana reports.

    Johnson wasn't expected to play much of a role within this Indiana rotation, so his absence won't be a huge loss. He'll have a chance to return to action Wednesday in Minnesota.

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  • Pacers' Myles Turner: Won't play Monday

    Turner (hamstring) won't play in Monday's game against Golden State, Jeremiah Johnson of Bally Sports Indiana reports.

    The center was a late addition to the injury report ahead of Monday's matchup, and now he will miss his first game since Oct. 29 with apparent right hamstring soreness. With Turner sidelined, Isaiah Jackson will presumably garner the start and see increased run versus the Warriors.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Out Monday

    McConnell (illness) won't play in Monday's game against Golden State, Jeremiah Johnson of Bally Sports Indiana reports.

    McConnell will miss a second straight matchup while dealing with an illness. Expect Andrew Nembhard to once again see increased run with McConnell sidelined.

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  • Pacers' Myles Turner: Now questionable Monday

    Turner has been added to the Pacers' injury report ahead of Monday's game at Golden State due to a sore hamstring.

    It's unclear what led to Turner's inclusion on the latest injury report, but suddenly his status will be something to monitor closely over the next couple of hours. The big man is coming off of a 24-point, nine-rebound, two-assist showing in Sunday night's 116-100 loss to the Trail Blazers. If he's ultimately unable to go, Isaiah Jackson would likely be the primary beneficiary.

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  • Pacers' James Johnson: Listed as questionable

    Johnson is questionable for Monday's game against the Warriors due to a right elbow sprain.

    Johnson played four minutes against the Trail Blazers on Sunday but is dealing with an elbow issue prior to the second half of the back-to-back set. His status shouldn't significantly impact the Pacers' rotation.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Questionable Monday

    McConnell (illness) is questionable for Monday's game against the Warriors.

    McConnell sat out Sunday against the Trail Blazers due to a non-COVID illness, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be able to suit up for the second half of the back-to-back set. Bennedict Mathurin and Andrew Nembhard should continue to see increased run if McConnell remains out.

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  • Pacers' Andrew Nembhard: Excels as starting point guard

    Nembhard contributed 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt), eight assists, six rebounds and one steal over 37 minutes during Sunday's 116-100 loss to the Trail Blazers.

    Nembhard had started on the wing in the Pacers' previous two games, but he moved over to point guard Sunday in place of Tyrese Haliburton (groin), who is set to remain out through Monday's game at Golden State. Though the Pacers were on the losing end of the front end of the back-to-back set, Nembhard excelled as a distributor and shot efficiently from the field. Nembhard should be a valuable streaming option while Haliburton is out, though he could lose out on some ball-handling responsibilities if T.J. McConnell (illness) is able to return for Monday's contest.

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  • Pacers' Myles Turner: Impresses in loss

    Turner notched 24 points (10-17 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds and two assists across 28 minutes during Sunday's 116-100 loss to the Trail Blazers.

    Turner ended just one rebound shy of delivering a double-double and continued his trend of excellent performance on both ends of the court. Even though Sunday marked the second game all season in which he didn't record a block, Turner still ranks third in the NBA with 2.4 per game, trailing only the Bucks' Brook Lopez and the Lakers' Anthony Davis.

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  • Pacers' Buddy Hield: Second double-double of season

    Hield notched 22 points (8-17 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in 38 minutes during Sunday's 116-100 loss to the Trail Blazers.

    Hield recorded a double-double just for the second time this season, with the 11-rebound haul represented a season-high mark for him. He also scored more than 20 points for the first time since Nov. 25, ending a four-game cold spell in which he averaged 12.0 points on 33.3 percent shooting from the field.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Will start for Haliburton

    Nesmith will start Sunday's game at Portland.

    With both Tyrese Haliburton (groin) and T.J. McConnell (illness) out, the Pacers are down their top two point guards. As a result, Andrew Nembhard and Buddy Hield will start in the backcourt with Nesmith on the wing. In nine previous starts this season, Nesmith has averaged 8.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.4 made threes in 24.1 minutes.

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  • Pacers' T.J. McConnell: Sitting out Sunday

    McConnell will not play in Sunday's game at Portland due to an illness, Jeremiah Johnson of Bally Sports Indiana reports.

    The good news is McConnell is not battling COVID-19, but with the Pacers entering a back-to-back set, he could end up missing a couple of games. The Pacers are also down Tyrese Haliburton (groin), so Bennedict Mathurin and Andrew Nembhard will likely be looking at heavy workloads.

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2021 Team Statistical Rankings

PTS/G OPP PTS/G
Team 111.5
(14th)
114.9
(25th)

Injuries

Player Injury
T. Haliburton PG Tyrese Haliburton PG Groin
M. Turner C Myles Turner C Hamstring
C. Duarte SF Chris Duarte SF Ankle
T. McConnell PG T.J. McConnell PG Illness
J. Johnson PF James Johnson PF Elbow

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