The Pacers wrap up their West Coast roadie on Sunday night when they face the Clippers at Staples Center.
Normally, a matchup with the Clippers would focus on going against former Pacers star, Paul George, but after this week that storyline seems to be a ways down the priority list. The Pacers are suddenly limping home after winning two of three games so far.
The shocking news about Caris LeVert undergoing more serious medical testing before knowing when he may play for the Pacers, put all of the other Pacers on the team’s injury list into proper perspective. However, at game time, that injury list remains a problem and has to lead the league in non-COVID related problems.
An added surprise to the list on Sunday was Myles Turner who is out with a right hand injury. So the Pacers will be small against the Clips and their long, wing-heavy lineup. Without Myles around the rim or T.J. Warren, Jeremy Lamb and Caris LeVert, matchups will be a struggle.
JaKarr Sampson is also questionable which could make for a small starting lineup out of the gate. Hopefully, Sampson can give the Pacers something along with other injury list regulars who are not questionable in Goga Bitadze, Brian Bowen and/or Jalen Lecque.
The Clippers will be without Lou Williams and Serge Ibaka.
All (healthy) hands on deck against the Clippers!
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
When: 10:00 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon, Aaron Holiday, Edmond Sumner, Justin Holiday, Domantas Sabonis
Clippers: Patrick Beverly, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Nicolas Batum, Ivica Zubac
IND: Myles Turner (hand) - out, Caris LeVert (medical condition) - out, Jeremy Lamb (knee) - out, Brian Bowen II (groin) - questionable, Goga Bitadze (ankle) - questionable, T.J. Warren (foot) - out, Jalen Lecque (ankle) - questionable, JaKarr Sampson (back) - questionable
LAC: Lou Williams (hip) - out, Serge Ibaka (illness) - out
Enemy view: Clips Nation
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