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Pacers’ Domantas Sabonis out, Tyreke Evans questionable vs. Mavs

Domantas Sabonis, Tyreke Evans, Pacers

As if the Indiana Pacers need any more injuries, they will be without big man Domantas Sabonis and might also be sans guard Tyreke Evans for their game against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night, according to J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star.

Sabonis is nursing an ankle injury and Evans is dealing with food poisoning.

Sabonis is having an incredible 2018-19 campaign. On the season, he is averaging 14.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists over 24.9 minutes per game while shooting 61.0 percent from the floor and 72.9 percent from the free-throw line.

The 22-year-old, who played his collegiate basketball at Gonzaga University, was originally selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round (11th pick overall) of the 2016 NBA Draft.

He played 81 games with the Thunder during his rookie campaign, making 66 starts. During that time, he recorded 5.9 points and 3.6 boards across 20.1 minutes a night while making 39.9 percent of his field goal attempts and 65.7 percent of his foul shots.

That ensuing summer, Sabonis was traded to the Pacers along with Victor Oladipo in a deal that sent Paul George to the Thunder.

Sabonis played in 74 games for Indiana last season, registering 11.6 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.0 dimes through 24.5 minutes per game, connecting on 51.4 percent of his shots and 75.0 percent of his free throws.

Meanwhile, Evans signed with the Pacers this past summer.

The 29-year-old has appeared in 54 contests this year and is posting 10.2 points, 2.7 boards, 2.4 assists and a steal over 20.1 minutes a night while shooting 38.7 percent from the field, 36.0 percent from downtown and 76.1 percent from the charity stripe.

The Pacers have fared surprisingly well without Oladipo, as they’re hanging tight to the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference with a record of 40-21.