The Indiana Pacers will be taking on the Washington Wizards tonight. Indiana made several moves this NBA offseason and traded for Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield to pair with their star Myles Turner. The team currently holds a record of 13 wins and 12 losses, placing them 6th in the Eastern Conference.
Kyle Kuzma, Bradley Beal, Kristaps Porzingas, and the Washington Wizards have gotten off to a slow start. They have a record of 11 wins and 14 losses, giving them the 11th seed in the same conference. We are only a quarter of the way into the NBA season. There is a lot of basketball left to be played and these teams have lots of work to be done. Neverthless, they can take things only one game at a time.
With that being said, let us take a look at the injury reports and expert predictions for this game between the Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards.
Myles Turner is listed as questionable for the Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards game tonight
Pacers fans must certainly be aware of who Myles Turner is. The Indiana Pacers center has proven to be an excellent rebounder and defensive force over the years. However, he has grown unhappy with his team’s situation over the years. This would certainly make sense. After all, the Pacers haven’t made it deep into the NBA postseason for decades now.In any case, Turner is listed out due to soreness in his hamstring. Therefore, the Pacers organization should be careful and make sure he is rehabilitated well. Moreover, they will be relying on the rest of the squad to step up if he does not play. Here are the injury reports and expected rosters for the Pacers-Wizards game tonight.
Indiana Pacers injury report
- Myles Turner
- Chris Duarte
- Daniel Theis
Indiana Pacers expected roster
- Tyrese Haliburton
- Buddy Hield
- Aaron Nesmith
- Bennedict Mathurin
- Andrew Nembhard
Washington Wizards injury report
- Bradley Beal
- Rui Hachimura
- Kristaps Porzingas
Washington Wizards expected roster
- Kyle Kuzma
- Deni Avdija
- Monte Morris
- Corey Kispert
- Kristaps Porzingas
In case people are wondering, Porzingas is listed as probable for the game against the Pacers. However, he did suffer an ankle sprain against the Chicago Bulls. Therefore, he might not play in this game.
Finally, let us also take a look at the expert picks and predictions for the Indiana Pacers vs Washington Wizards game tonight.
The Pacers will be favored over the Wizards tonight
In all fairness, this is not an easy prediction to make. However, the fact remains that the Wizards are missing their best player. Bradley Beal is on the injury list for this game. Moreover, he has not played in the past few games as the Wizards have started losing games.Therefore, the odds certainly seem to be favoring the Pacers. With or without Myles Turner. Be that as it may, it is certainly possible for the Wizards to come out of this game on top.