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Pacers’ Tyreke Evans missed Knicks game for personal reasons

Tyreke Evans

Tyreke Evans missed the Indiana Pacers’ Tuesday night matchup against the New York Knicks due to personal reasons, per J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star.

While there is no official word at this time on Evans’ reason for sitting out, the absence makes it his fourth one this month.

He was also sidelined with a stomach illness during Sunday’s blowout loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, where guards Wesley Matthews and Cory Joseph saw a nice bump in playing time.

Evans is playing out the remainder of his one-year, $12.4 million since signing with Indiana in the offseason. It’s likely he’ll return to form with a double-digit slate of games left to play before the playoffs. The Pacers’ loss to the 76ers set them back a tad, as they plopped to the Eastern Conference’s four-spot.

The Pacers still found a way to respond from the rugged ending to their weekend, however, defeating the Knicks 103-98. In spite of the victory, the standings remain unaltered due to Philly edging the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Tyreke Evans is in his tenth NBA campaign, and his putting the wraps on his first stint with the Pacers – currently owning averages of 9.9 points (second-lowest in career), 2.7 rebounds, and 2.3 assists on a career-worst 38.2 shooting percentage from the field.