The short-handed Pacers are reeling at home, losing their last three games and currently holding the worst home record in the East. The injury list holds most of the answers to the recent futility with Myles Turner joining Domantas Sabonis and Malcolm Brogdon on the sidelines after spraining his ankle on Tuesday.
Brogdon is the closest to returning according to Nate Bjorkgren but he doesn’t expect any of the three to be available for Minny, so it is simply survival time despite the Pacers going through a stretch of the schedule when the team hoped to sting some wins together for a late season revival.
Minnesota is a better team than the one the Pacers beat in overtime earlier in the year before a coaching change put Chris Finch. Rookie Anthony Edwards has been given the green light and D’Angelo Russell may be back in the mix, as well.
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
When: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Edmond Sumner, Caris LeVert, Justin Holiday, Doug McDermott, Goga Bitadze
Timberwolves: Ricky Rubio, Anthony Edwards, Josh Okogie, Jaden McDaniels, Karl-Anthony Towns
IND: Domantas Sabonis (quad contusion) - questionable, Malcolm Brogdon (hip) - questionable, Myles Turner (ankle sprain) - questionable, T.J. Warren (foot) - out
MIN: D’Angelo Russell (knee) - probable, Malik Beasley (hamstring) - out, Jaylen Nowell (right leg) - out
Enemy view: Canis Hoopus
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