The Pacers and Raptors run it back, again on Monday night at the Fieldhouse to complete their two-game series.
The Raps beat the Pacers at their own game on Sunday, using a small lineup and active pressure to keep the Pacers offense in a state of discomfort for critical stretches of Toronto’s 107-102 win.
OG Anuoby had a big impact at both ends with his strong, active game not to mention 30 points, which continually frustrated Domas Sabonis. Sabonis and Malcom Brogdon combined to make just 6 of 32 shots, so it is easy to see where the Pacers can find some improvement in order to earn a split with the Raps.
Toronto also played without Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam. If those two are available on Monday night, the Pacers will have a whole different set of issues to deal with at both ends.
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
When: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon, Justin Holiday, Doug McDermott, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
Raptors: Fred Van Vleet, Norman Powell, Stanley Johnson, OG Anuoby, Aron Baynes
IND: JaKarr Sampson (illness) - questionable, T.J. Warren (foot) - out, Caris LeVert (medical condition) - out
TOR: Kyle Lowry (toe infection) - questionable, Patrick McCaw (left knee) - out, Pascal Siakam (knee) - questionable
Enemy view: Raptors HQ
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