The Indiana Pacers take on the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum on Monday night. The Pacers (12-7) have been running hot over the last week-plus, having notched five wins in their last six games. However, their one loss during that span came in Indiana’s last time on the court, when they dropped a narrow 119-116 decision to the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. T.J. Warren led the way for the Pacers with 29 points, adding four rebounds, one assist and one steal. Malcolm Brogdon produced 28 points, six assists, four rebounds and one steal. Jeremy Lamb delivered 15 points, five assists, four rebounds, one steal and one block. Domantas Sabonis managed a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double that also included five assists. Justin Holiday led the bench with 10 points, while Myles Turner contributed just three points, three rebounds, one assist and two steals over 29 minutes. The Pacers will list Victor Oladipo (knee), Edmond Sumner (hand) and JaKarr Sampson (back) as out for Monday’s game. The Grizzlies (6-13) have been residing on the opposite end of the spectrum from their Monday visitors, as they just snapped a six-game losing streak against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday afternoon. Dillon Brooks led the way for the Grizzlies with 26 points, adding three assists and two rebounds. Grayson Allen furnished 13 points and five boards. Jaren Jackson, Jr., Tyus Jones, Jae Crowder and Bruno Caboclo all posted 12 points, with the latter two pulling down 10 and 13 rebounds, respectively, and Jones dishing out seven assists. Solomon Hill supplied 11 points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal. The Grizzlies will be without Ja Morant (back) and Andre Iguodala (team decision) on Monday. Kyle Anderson (heel), Brandon Clarke (hip) and Jonas Valanciunas (illness) will be listed as questionable at best. Monday’s game marks the second and final meeting of the season between the Pacers and Grizzlies. Indiana holds a 1-0 series lead, having notched a 126-114 win Nov. 25.
December 2, 2019