Will Kevin Durant & James Harden Play Tonight? Brooklyn Nets vs Indiana Pacers: Predictions, Injury Updates, and Lineups

Published 04/29/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
Feb 13, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) talks with forward Kevin Durant (7) during a free throw attempt by the Nets against the Golden State Warriors in the third quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports


The Brooklyn Nets had a rather comfortable win against the Raptors in their last game. With a record of 42 wins and 20 losses, the Nets continue to be the first seed in the Eastern Conference.

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After winning three games in a row, the Pacers lost their latest game against the Blazers. They now have a record of 29 wins and 32 losses, and are the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference.

The Brooklyn Nets face off against the Indiana Pacers tonight at 7:00 PM EST. Take a look at the predicted lineups and the injury updates.

Predictions

The Nets are in fantastic form and have two out of the big three, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, available with them, while the Pacers will be missing some key players in this matchup. Given their recent form, the Nets are clear favorites to win this game.

Indiana Pacers injury updates and lineup prediction

Indiana Pacers have had a mixed bag of a season so far. After winning three wins in a row, the Pacers lost their latest game against the Blazers, who barraged them with multiple three pointers. The Blazers ultimately defeated them 133-112.

Mar 15, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Indiana Pacers head coach Nate Bjorkgren with center Myles Turner (33) and guard Malcolm Brogdon (7) and guard Caris LeVert (22) and forward Domantas Sabonis (11) and guard Aaron Holiday (3) during a timeout in the third quarter against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Pacers have some major injury concerns ahead of their game against the Nets. TJ Warren is out for the season with a foot injury. Centers Myles Turner and Goga Bitadze are sidelined with a toe and ankle injury, respectively.

Forward Domantas Sabonis is out with a back injury while guard Jeremy Lamb is sidelined with a knee injury. The Pacers will have to at their best if they want to pull off a massive victory against the Nets.

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Probable Lineup

Malcolm Brogdon (G)

Caris LeVert (G)

Edmond Sumner (F)

JaKarr Sampson (F)

Oshae Brisset (C)

Brooklyn Nets injury updates and lineup prediction

The Nets continued their fantastic run of form with a blowout victory against the Raptors 116-103. While Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant did play the game, role players like Jeff Green and Blake Griffin put on a show against the Raptors.

Apr 25, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) drives past Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) in the third quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The Nets will miss some key players through injuries. Guard Spencer Dinwiddie is out with a partial ACL tear, rotational guard Chris Chiozza is sidelined with a hand injury. James Harden is out indefinitely as he recovers from a hamstring injury, while Nicolas Claxton and Alize Johnson are also out due to the league’s medical protocols. Even Bruce Brown is sidelined with a knee injury.

The Nets face a rather short-handed Pacers side, and will look to maintain their form and keep hold of their first seed in the Eastern Conference.

Probable Lineup

Kyrie Irving (G)

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Landry Shamet (G)

Joe Harris (F)

Kevin Durant (F)

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Jeff Green (C)

Who do you think will win between the Indiana Pacers and the Brooklyn Nets?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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