Malcolm Brogdon back for Pacers vs. Sixers with ‘no limitations’ after 3-game absence
Brogdon, who was nursing a left hamstring injury, noted there will be no minute limitations upon taking the floor for this Eastern Conference matchup.
“I’m 100 percent. No limitations,” said Brogdon.
Indiana is 6-4 on their last 10 games, but have lost three of their last four — now riding a two-game skid that they’re hoping to shake off. A win over the struggling Sixers should help them narrow the gap, putting them even in the regular season after a 119-116 loss around this time in November.
The Pacers can leapfrog the Sixers for fifth place with a win and put themselves right back in contention for one of the coveted top four spots, despite missing franchise star Victor Oladipo, who is still nearing a return.
Brogdon has been nothing but a stud when he is on the floor, averaging 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 7.6 assists per game this season. The guard had been scuffling shooting the ball, making less than 45% from the floor in each of his last five outings and failing to reach the 20-point mark since Dec. 11 against the Boston Celtics.
Following a week of rest, Brogdon should have the legs to finish out the calendar year strong and keep up a career-best display of his abilities.