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Eastern Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
38-19 7-3 W2
38-21 5-5 W3
33-26 6-4 L1
27-31 5-5 L1
9-49 3-7 W1

Top Pacers News

  • Pacers' Doug McDermott: Ruled out

    McDermott (calf) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

    McDermott will miss at least one game after suffering a calf injury during the second quarter of Monday's loss to Toronto. Ben Sheppard is a candidate for increased playing time in McDermott's absence, though Aaron Nesmith's potential return could mean fewer minutes for the reserves overall.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Listed as questionable

    Nesmith (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Nesmith has missed three straight games, allowing Bennedict Mathurin to join the first unit. Given how well Mathurin has played, Indiana may opt to bring Nesmith off the bench if he's cleared to suit up Wednesday.

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  • Pacers' Andrew Nembhard: Scores 11 points

    Nembhard registered 11 points (5-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt), one assist and one steal in 27 minutes during Monday's 130-122 loss to Toronto.

    Nembhard scored the first bucket of the game for Indiana, but his evening was quiet from then forward. Given his status as a low-volume three-point shooter and a tertiary facilitator, his fantasy profile has a very limited ceiling as long as Tyrese Haliburton is active.

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  • Pacers' Obi Toppin: Contribution lacking

    Toppin finished Monday's 130-122 loss to the Raptors with four points (2-8 FG, 0-5 3Pt), three rebounds and two steals over 19 minutes.

    Toppin was inefficient and not overly incorporated despite Aaron Nesmith missing his second consecutive game due to a sprained ankle. Toppin has been one of the league's most efficient players from inside the arc on the season, but he still barely merits streaming credibility.

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  • Pacers' Pascal Siakam: Shoulders offense to no avail

    Siakam produced 27 points (11-22 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, six assists and one block over 37 minutes during Monday's 130-122 loss to the Raptors.

    Siakam and Bennedict Mathurin (34 points) kept the Pacers afloat amid a quiet showing from Tyrese Haliburton (nine points, 2-11 FG, 1-6 3Pt). Siakam's 22 shot attempts matched his high since being traded to Indiana, and it's safe to say that he's comfortable in the offense.

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  • Pacers' Bennedict Mathurin: Delivers huge performance

    Mathurin notched 34 points (11-15 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 7-9 FT), nine rebounds, five assists, one block and two steals in 39 minutes during Monday's 130-122 loss to Toronto.

    Mathurin showcased alluring three-level scoring Monday, matching his season high in scoring en route to his fourth game of the year with 30-plus points. It has been rare for Mathurin to blend a hot shooting night with free-throw drawing prowess, but he has the ability to do so as a gifted athlete with supreme confidence.

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  • Pacers' Doug McDermott: Won't return Monday

    McDermott won't return to Monday's contest against Toronto due to right calf soreness. He went scoreless (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and recorded no other statistics over five minutes of court time.

    McDermott suffered the injury early in the second quarter and checked out with 9:59 remaining in the period. The Pacers may provide an update on McDermott's condition after the game, but for the time being, he can be viewed as questionable ahead of the team's next game Wednesday versus New Orleans.

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Available Monday

    Smith (back) is available for Monday's game against the Raptors.

    Smith will suit up for a second straight game after missing four consecutive contests due to low back spasms. On Sunday, he played 15 minutes and finished with two points (1-6 FG), six rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes during a blowout win over Dallas.

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  • Pacers' Ben Sheppard: Scores career-high 15 points

    Sheppard had 15 points (5-6 FG, 5-5 3Pt), one rebound, four assists and two steals across 12 minutes during Sunday's 133-111 victory over Dallas.

    With 15 points and five triples, the rookie set new career-best marks for each. He's been thriving in the absence of Aaron Nesmith (ankle), hitting a total of eight three-pointers in his last three appearances.

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  • Pacers' Myles Turner: Scores season-high 33 points Sunday

    Turner ended Sunday's 133-111 win over the Mavericks with 33 points (10-15 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 11-12 FT), eight rebounds and one assist over 30 minutes.

    Turner delivered his best scoring performance of the season, and outside of ending just two boards shy of a double-double, he was very efficient, making all of his attempts from inside the three-point line while recording his first 30-point effort since Feb. 23, 2023. The star big man has transitioned into a secondary role on offense following the arrival of Pascal Siakam, but Turner has proven he can carry the team on offense when called upon.

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  • Pacers' Bennedict Mathurin: Stuffs stat sheet in win Sunday

    Mathurin recorded 14 points (5-14 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 11 rebounds, five assists and three steals across 33 minutes during Sunday's 133-111 victory over the Mavericks.

    Mathurin has been arguably more productive off the bench than in a starting role throughout the better part of his first two years in the league, but he's been quite good over his last two starts, putting up solid numbers while filling out the stat sheet. Mathurin should remain in a starting role when the Pacers take on the Raptors on Monday, as Aaron Nesmith (ankle) remains out, and the former's fantasy upside should move in the right direction if he can continue to deliver these performances on both ends of the court going forward.

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  • Pacers' Tyrese Haliburton: Another double-double

    Haliburton contributed 17 points (8-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt), three rebounds, 10 assists and four steals across 31 minutes during Sunday's 133-111 victory over the Mavericks.

    Haliburton seems to have left his hamstring issues in the past, and the star floor general continues to rack up double-doubles amid his impressive career-best season. Haliburton has reached that feat in each of his last five games, averaging 19.6 points and 11.8 assists per contest in that span.

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  • Pacers' Aaron Nesmith: Out again Monday

    Nesmith (ankle) won't play Monday against Toronto.

    Nesmith will miss his third straight game, but he has ramped up his activity at practice over the weekend and could return as soon as Wednesday versus the Pelicans. Andrew Nembhard and Bennedict Mathurin are expected to serve as the Pacers' starting wings Monday while Nesmith remains sidelined.

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Listed questionable for Monday

    Smith (back) is questionable for Monday's game against the Raptors.

    After missing four straight games due to low back spasms, Smith returned to action for Sunday's 133-111 win over Dallas, finishing with two points (1-6 FG, 0-4 3Pt), six rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes. He played all of the backup center minutes behind starter Myles Turner while the game was competitive, as third-stringer Isaiah Jackson didn't check into the contest until the Pacers held an 18-point lead with 2:57 remaining in the fourth quarter. Smith didn't suffer any reported setbacks Sunday, but he could still end up sitting Monday for maintenance purposes. If that's the case, Jackson would likely re-enter the rotation as Turner's backup.

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Available Sunday

    Smith (back) is available for Sunday's game against Dallas.

    Smith is cleared to make his first appearance since Feb. 8. However, it's unclear how large of a role he'll have, as Myles Turner and Isaiah Jackson are both healthy and playing well.

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Team Statistical Rankings

PTS/G OPP PTS/G
Team 123.9
(1st)
122.1
(28th)

Injuries

Player Injury
A. Nesmith SF Aaron Nesmith SF Ankle
D. McDermott SF Doug McDermott SF Calf

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