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Tyreke Evans out for Pacers vs. Warriors on Monday

Tyreke Evans, Pacers

The Indiana Pacers host the Golden State Warriors on Monday, and the team is going to have to try and defeat the back-to-back champs without the services of combo guard Tyreke Evans.

Tyreke Evans is dealing with lower back soreness and won’t be able to give it a go against Golden State:

The Pacers enter this matchup with a record of 32-16, good for third place in the Eastern Conference standings. Indiana just lost star shooting guard Victor Oladipo for the season due to a right knee injury.

In his first season with the Pacers, Tyreke Evans is averaging 10.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. The 29-year-old is shooting 39.5 percent from the field, 36.0 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free-throw line in 44 games.

Evans signed a one-year, $12 million free agent deal with the Pacers last summer. His absense on Monday will allow rookie guard Aaron Holiday to receive more playing time in the backcourt with Darren Collison and Cory Joseph.

Many believe now that Oladipo is done for the season, the Pacers are going to suffer a dramatic demise. While the team won’t be as lethal, Indiana still has a lot of good players on the roster, led by center Myles Turner and forwards Thaddeus Young and Domantas Sabonis.