Injury Report for the Indiana Pacers’ Matchup with the New York Knicks

Dec 20, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) reacts after hitting a three-point shot during the second half against the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks are facing the Indiana Pacers tonight on the road, but they will be without Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr., according to ESPN Staff Writer Ian Begley.

Porzingis didn’t travel with the team to Indiana after missing Sunday’s loss to the Orlando Magic due to a right ankle sprain and an illness. He tested the ankle injury before the game, and the Knicks determined that he wasn’t healthy enough to play.

Hardaway also didn’t travel with the Knicks to Indianapolis due to a stress injury in his left shin. He was an unexpected scratch before tipoff due to the injury.

It is expected that the Knicks will use Jarrett Jack, Courtney Lee, Damyean Dotson, Michael Beasley, and Enes Kanter. For reference, this was the lineup that New York used in last night’s 105-100 loss to the Orlando Magic.

The bench that the Knicks used last night mainly consisted of Doug McDermott, Lance Thomas, Kyle O’Quinn, and Frank Ntilikina with Ron Baker and Ramon Sessions getting a few minutes too. Keep in mind, their rotation could always change, but this was what they did under the same circumstances in their last game.

As expected, Myles Turner is no longer listed on the injury report for the Indiana Pacers. After their last game, he told Clifton Brown of the Indianapolis Star that he expected to play against the Knicks on Monday, “I have two days now to recover.”

As for their current injury report, Glenn Robinson III is out as he continues to rehabilitate from left ankle surgery and Edmond Sumner is out as he continues to rehabilitate from left knee surgery. They are both getting closer and closer to making a return, though.

The Pacers will use their regular starting lineup of Darren Collison, Victor Oladipo. Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young, and Myles Turner. As for the bench, I expect it to mainly consist of Cory Joseph, Lance Stephenson, and Domantas Sabonis with the possibility of T.J. Leaf receiving a few minutes.

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