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Indiana Pacers forward/center Domantas Sabonis had a good all-around performance against Utah on Friday, finishing a 119-111 loss with 22 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block. He had a poor 7-for-19 effort from the field but was perfect at the line with 7-for-7 shooting. Caris Levert led the Pacers with 24 points. The Pacers now head to Atlanta to take on the Hawks. Sabonis had a decent amount of success in this year's first head-to-head meeting, recording 14 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists with 50 percent shootng.
Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (ankle) and forward Doug McDermott (ankle) are listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Utah Jazz. Both players were unable to play on Wednesday, but have a decent chance of returning here. Jeremy Lamb would likely lose some streaming appeal with McDermott back in the rotation. Goga Bitadze has been a solid deep league option without Turner, but won't have much appeal, assuming he returns from a five-game absence.
Indiana Pacers point guard Malcolm Brogdon was close to getting his second career triple-double in Wednesday's win over the Rockets, notching 23 points on 7-for-19 shooting with 14 rebounds and nine assists. He was 3-for-7 with the three-ball and 6-for-7 at the line. Domantas Sabonis registered a double-double as well with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Brogdon also flirted with a triple-double to close out last week against Memphis, so it seems like it's only a matter of time before he picks up one. He has two more games to do it this week with meetings with Utah and Atlanta coming up. The first one looks like an ugly matchup, but the Hawks have been generous to opposing point guards all year which will suit Brogdon.
Indiana Pacers shooting guard Caris Levert led the team with 27 points in Wednesday's 132-124 win over Houston, shooting 10-for-20 from the field and 4-for-9 from deep with five rebounds, two steals and one assist. It was a very impressive performance in 30 minutes, although fantasy managers could've done without his six turnovers. LeVert is on a nice scoring streak ahead of Friday's battle with the Jazz, notching at least 26 points in three straight games. The Jazz are a tough nut to crack, but LeVert did enjoy a nice 24-point night in just 21 minutes against them earlier in the season.
Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (ankle) and forward Doug McDermott (ankle) have been ruled out for Wednesday's matchup with Houston. Both were listed as questionable, with Turner missing his fifth consecutive contest and McDermott his first, as the latter recently tweaked his ankle during Tuesday's game. Turner's continued absence will mean more defensive opportunities for Goga Bitadze, who has averaged 2.4 blocks per game in the past five contests. Justin Holiday should be in position for more scoring chances with McDermott sidelined.