C.J. Watson (right hamstring strain) is out for tonight's game in Detroit. Donald Sloan is not with the team (personal reasons).— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) March 15, 2014
Watson tweaked his hammy last night in Philadelphia as he played after missing the previous four games with a right elbow injury. The extra rest will be a good thing for Watson's elbow as his rehab focus will shift to getting the hammy to hold up reliably for his key reserve minutes.
Watson's backup, Donald Sloan is not with the team for personal reasons which will leave the Pacers leaning on Evan Turner and Lance Stephenson to fill out the point guard minutes along with George Hill. After Watson was forced to shut it down early in Philly on Friday, Hill ended up playing over 39 minutes in the win.