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Indiana Pacers: Rodney Stuckey Out Tonight Vs. Celtics

Pacers guard Rodney Stuckey sustained a right foot injury last night during Indiana's victory over the Phoenix Suns and is out tonight as the Pacers travel to Boston to play the Celtics.

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The Pacer's bench will be one guard short tonight, as the team announced that Rodney Stuckey is out against the Boston Celtics, per Jeremiah Johnson of Fox Sports Indiana.

Stuckey has come off the bench for the Pacers this season and has averages of 9.8 points, 2.6 assists and 3.4 rebounds through 33 games this season. Stuckey has been the anchor of the Pacers bench this season, a role that he has embraced and was one of the reasons Indiana made sure to re-sign him this past offseason. The Pacer's bench ranks seventh in the league, scoring 33.1 points per game.

Stuckey's absence in tonight's matchup against Boston may be felt as the Celtics themselves boast the third-overall bench (37.0 PPG) as well as the eighth overall offense in the NBA, averaging 102.6 points. These offensive combinations for the Celtics as well as the Pacers not having Stuckey's scoring ability off of the bench could make for a tough matchup for Indiana.

The Pacers currently sit at a record of 22-16 and fifth in the Easter Conference standings, whereas Boston (19-19) will be looking for every reason to pick up wins as they try to squeeze by into the top-eight of the East.