Pacers’ Hill, West to Play Against Kings

As reported earlier, the Indiana Pacers are dealing with a couple minor injuries.

David West, the veteran and 6-9 starting power forward, has been nursing a right hand/wrist injury for a few days. Also of note is starting guard George Hill and his left thigh injury, which team officials are calling a bruise.

Candace Buckner of The Indianapolis Star confirms via Twitter that both starters are active and will play tonight in Sacramento versus the Kings:

West left the Pacers’ game Wednesday in Phoenix to get some extra attention on his right hand. He returned to action shortly after the locker room visit.

Hill’s injury is a day-to-day thing, but has not missed any game time because of the bruise.

Both players currently average double-figures in scoring for a strong Indiana Pacers starting lineup. The Pacers hold the best record in the NBA and are in the midst of a five-game Western Conference road trip. Tonight’s game at Sacramento is the third of the trip for Indiana, having defeated Golden State on Monday and losing to the Phoenix Suns Wednesday.

They search for the second win of the road trip, with games remaining at the Denver Nuggets tomorrow (Saturday) night and at the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night at the Staples Center.

A healthy combination of Hill and West bodes well for Indiana, although depth is not much of a concern. CJ Watson and Luis Scola back up Hill and West, respectively.

Topics: Indiana Pacers

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