Pacers Will Be Short A Starter Against Thunder Tonight

When the Oklahoma City Thunder tip off against Indiana tonight the Pacers will be without starting power forward Thaddeus Young who left Friday’s game, against Brooklyn, with a sprained right wrist. While x-rays proved negative for a break, Young is missing his second contest in a row after sitting out Saturday’s 105-84 win over Detroit.

In Young’s absence, Lavoy Allen produced 18 points and 11 rebounds, in 32 minutes, on Saturday. The six-year veteran out of Temple will most likely be awarded the start again tonight following his weekend performance. He’s played only once against OKC, logging two points, three rebounds, a steal, and an assist in fifteen minutes of play.

Oklahoma City travels to Indiana looking for a third consecutive win, having already beaten Memphis and Portland to get the streak going. Meanwhile, the Pacers are riding a six-game winning streak and are 19-6 at home this season. Oklahoma City (30-22, 12-15) is a 5-point underdog tonight.

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