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Pacers injury update: Domantas Sabonis won’t play Saturday

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Domantas Sabonis leads the team in rebounds with 28 through the first two games.

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Milwaukee Bucks
Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (11) and guard Victor Oladipo (4) pressure Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the second half at Fiserv Forum. Credit: Matt Marton
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Domantas Sabonis has been ruled out for Saturday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets with a bruised right knee.

Sabonis hurt his knee during the Pacers 118-101 loss to Milwaukee on Friday night. Through two games this season he’s averaging 13 points and 14 rebounds per game. He leads the team in rebounding.

T.J. Leaf is also questionable for Saturday’s game after injuring his ankle in the second quarter of the Pacers win against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

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