NBA: Indiana Pacers vs Brooklyn Nets Injury Reports, Predicted Lineups, and Starting 5s
On Sunday, the Indiana Pacers and the Brooklyn Nets will face off in an exciting NBA matchup at the Barclays Center. The Pacers have dropped their previous nine games, most recently losing 133-120 to the Philadelphia 76ers. In the first quarter, Indiana fell behind by 14 points and never recovered. Tyrese Haliburton had 19 points and nine assists on 7-10 shooting, while Oshae Brissett scored 20 points.
The Nets, meanwhile, are on a three-game winning streak after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-107 in their most recent matchup. Kevin Durant led the way with 36 points, and the other starters for the Nets also scored in double figures. As a result, Brooklyn has moved up to seventh place in the standings. With a win on Sunday, they will clinch the seventh seed and have a home-field advantage in their first play-in game.
Injuries to the Indiana Pacers
For this game, the Pacers have listed seven players on their injury report. Malcolm Brogdon, Chris Duarte, Myles Turner, TJ Warren, and Ricky Rubio have all been ruled out. Jalen Smith and Goga Bitadze are day-to-day.
Injury Report for the Brooklyn Nets
Seth Curry is projected as a possible starter for the Nets, but Goran Dragic, Ben Simmons, and Joe Harris have been ruled out.
Indiana Pacers vs. Brooklyn Nets Lineups Predicted
The Pacers are expected to open with the same lineup as in their previous game. Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield are expected to start at guard, with TJ McConnell, Oshae Brissett, and Isaiah Jackson rounding out the starting lineup. Terry Taylor, Duane Washington Jr., and Lance Stephenson are among the players who could make an impact off the bench.
In the backcourt, the Nets may use their customary starting lineup, which includes Seth Curry and Kyrie Irving. The frontcourt should have Kevin Durant, Bruce Brown, and Andre Drummond. Off the bench, Patty Mills, Kessler Edwards, and Nicolas Claxton are likely to see the most action.
Indiana Pacers vs Brooklyn Nets: Predicted Starting 5s
Point Guard: Tyrese Haliburton; Shooting Guard: Buddy Hield; Small Forward: TJ McConnell; Power Forward: Oshae Brissett; Center: Isaiah Jackson.
Point Guard: Kyrie Irving; Shooting Guard: Seth Curry; Small Forward: Bruce Brown; Power Forward: Kevin Durant; Center: Andre Drummond.