The Pacers snapped a five-game winning streak in frustrating fashion, letting a late lead slip away in Philadelphia to begin their current five-game roadie, 0-1. With a day off in Memphis, the team should be ready to bounce back against the short-handed Grizz.
Dynamic rookie Ja Morant will not play while dealing with a sore back which started when he landed on the baseline cameras at the Fieldhouse last week. Jonas Valanciunas (illness) is also questionable. Of course, the same short-handed Grizz squad beat the Timberwolves in Minny on Sunday afternoon. So they will fight, but on a back-to-back, the Pacers should maintain an advantage.
Last Monday, the Pacers beat the Grizz, 126-114 at the Fieldhouse but left Nate McMillan complaining about the defense as Memphis hit the Pacers for 62 points in the paint.
Where: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
When: 8:00 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb, T.J. Warren, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
Grizzlies: Tyus Jones, Dillon Brooks, Jae Crowder, Jaren Jackson Jr., Jonas Valanciunas
IND: Victor Oladipo (knee) - out, Edmond Sumner (hand) - out, JaKarr Sampson (sore back) - questionable
MEM: Ja Morant (sore back) - out, Jonas Valanciunas (illness) - questionable, Kyle Anderson (heel) - out, Brandon Clarke (hip) - out, Andre Iguodala (waiting for trade) - out
Enemy view: Grizzly Bear Blues
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