The Pacers have ruled out Paul George (ankle), C.J Miles (knee) and Kevin Seraphin (knee) for their game in Oklahoma City on Sunday evening against the Thunder.
OKC is currently fourth in the West and riding a phenomenal statistical start from Russell Westbrook, who is a few rebounds short of averaging a triple-double through 13 games. His impact alone will be a challenge for the Pacers to deal with, but without their best all-around player and two of their top four scorers the prognosis appears painful.
The pain may not end soon with the Golden State Warriors scheduled at the Fieldhouse on Monday and Atlanta on Wednesday.
PG’s ankle isn’t expected to be a long-term problem. He did play on it against Cleveland, before issues flared up again on Friday. As for Miles, how long he will be out remains unknown.
Seraphin will sit after just earning some minutes in the rotation. Hopefully, rest and therapy will allow the big man to return soon.
Glenn Robinson III will pick up plenty of minutes as he slides into the starting rotation. The return of Rodney Stuckey helps fill the gap in the rotation, but the Pacers won’t have any options to fill in for what PG and Miles bring as wing players.