(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) – The Pacers got a 110-106 win over the Toronto Raptors but it may have been at a devastating price as All-Star Victor Oladipo may be lost for the season.
Oladipo scrambled to defend an outlet pass to Toronto’s Pascal Siakam when his leg buckled underneath him and he hit the floor. Oladipo yelled out in pain and medical staff immediately ran out to assist him and he eventually needed to be stretched off the court.
While nothing is official, multiple reports as well as the postgame reactions by teammates and head coach Nate McMillan all indicate that they are planning on their leader to be out the remainder of the regular season.
Thaddeus Young led the Pacers with 23 points and 15 rebounds while Darren Collison added 17 points but all anyone could talk about after the game was the status of Oladipo.
“It is a serious injury and we’ll know more after Thursday’s MRI,” McMillan said. “We’ve got to come together and play inspired basketball,”
Myles Turner said, “it’s emotional, but we have to overcome it and play.”
The Pacers end their five-game homestand with a 4-1 record but now head into a hazy next 24 hours as they await the final word on Oladipo’s injury. They’ll take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.