Raptors’ Head Coach shares ‘worrying’ injury updates ahead of Pacers’ clash…

The Toronto Raptors’ head coach expressed concern about the team’s injury situation ahead of their clash with the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers are coming off a win against the Dallas Mavericks, extending their winning streak to three games. The two teams have split their season series so far, with the Pacers winning the most recent game by two points on Valentine’s Day. Both games have been closely contested.

Pacers star Tyrese Haliburton is looking forward to facing his former teammate Bruce Brown, who was traded to the Raptors earlier in the season. The game will take place at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, with tip-off at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Fans can watch the game on NBA League Pass, Bally Sports Indiana, Bally Sports+, or Sportsnet. The Pacers are currently favored by 6.5 points in the SI Sportsbook, with an over/under of 245.5.

As for injuries, the Pacers have not released an official report due to their back-to-back schedule, but Aaron Nesmith was out against the Mavericks. For the Raptors, Javon Freeman-Liberty, Markquis Nowell, and Jontay Porter are sidelined.

A key matchup to watch is Bennedict Mathurin against RJ Barrett. Mathurin played a crucial defensive role in the Pacers’ win over the Mavericks, guarding Luka Doncic for extended periods. He may be tasked with defending Barrett, who had a strong performance in the previous meeting between the two teams. Mathurin will aim to limit Barrett’s impact while contributing offensively.

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