Brooklyn will be without Kyrie Irving in this one, while the Pacers have Victor Oladipo back in action.
This next stretch of games will not be easy for the Nets, as they take on the Raptors and 76ers, on the road, in the next two games. So this would be a nice one to steal.
WHO: Brooklyn Nets (23-28) at Indiana Pacers (31-22)
WHEN: 7:00 PM EST
WHERE: YES Network (tv), WFAN (radio)
Player to watch: Malcolm Brogdon
It’s been an injury filled season for Indiana’s marquee free agent acquisition. Throughout the year, he’s been bothered by back (twice), groin, and hamstring injuries in addition to suffering a concussion. That in addition to being on a new team and taking on a new role has led to a dip in his on court production. He’s getting less shots at the rim than last season, but that’s probably a function of the offenses he’s been in as the 2018-19 Milwaukee Bucks drove to the rim a lot more than this year’s Pacers do. One thing that is concerning is the big jump in turnovers. Even with an expanded role, he’s got to take better care of the ball as the lead man. Once Oladipo is all the way back, that role will be split evenly between them.
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