Anyone else sick of the damn Pacers?
You’d be forgiven if you were. For the third time in 18 days, the Raptors will take on Indiana, this time with the season series win hanging in the balance. You may remember the last time the Pacers were in town — not just because it happened like yesterday, but because it featured one of the Raptors’ most rad wins of the season, wherein Toronto ripped off 11-straight points to snatch victory from the fast-encroaching jaws of defeat. Of all the Ws accrued over their streak of 15-straight, the first of two against Indy was probably the one that most proved the Raptors’ realness.
Indiana will be down Victor Oladipo for this one, as his back is giving him some trouble. Toronto will still be without Marc Gasol and Norman Powell, and as Nick Nurse said before the game, it is “very questionable” that Patrick McCaw will make his return from an illness, though a decision has not yet been made.
With a win tonight the Raps will secure the season-series win over the Pacers, 3-1, not that it’ll matter much for tie-breaking purposes, but a nice notch on the belt nonetheless for a team about which the only pressing questions relate to its performance against the league’s best.
Enjoy the game!
Where to Watch:
Sportsnet One @ 6pm EST
Indiana — Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb, TJ Warren, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
Toronto — Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam, Serge Ibaka
Indiana — Victor Oladipo (out — back), Edmond Sumner (out — hip)
Toronto — Marc Gasol (out — hammy), Norm Powell (out — finger), Patrick McCaw (“very questionable” — The Sickness)