The Indiana Pacers may be one player short in the front-court Tuesday night, as forward Lavoy Allen has been officially ruled as ‘questionable’ for the matchup.
The news comes via the Pacers’ official Twitter account. Having only started in five total games thus far this season in place of Thaddeus Young, losing Allen isn’t a significant blow to the team, but could hurt the production and fluidity on the second unit.
While there has been no timetable as to how long Allen will be out of action with the injury, don’t expect him to miss too much time — given the injury is listed as a “sore left knee.” Expect the 28-year-old forward to return to the court within the next couple of games.
With an overall record of 34-32 in 2016-17, the Pacers desperately need to string together victories if they wish to participate in any postseason action. They currently sit in at the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference — just two games ahead of the No. 8 seed Milwaukee Bucks (32-34). The last thing Indiana can afford to do is suffer another losing streak that could end their playoff hopes entirely.
Tip-off for tonight’s game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.