What to expect as the Pacers travel to MSG

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Pacers’ Player to Watch

T.J. Warren continues to dominate the offensive side of the ball for the Pacers. Over the last seven games, Warren has scored 22.6 points on a dynamite 60.2/59.3/85.7 shooting slash.  The Pacers are 5-2 over the stretch and have outscored opponents by an average of 8.3 points per game while Warren was on the court. He will be trading blows with Marcus Morris Sr. tonight who is known for his physical defense. So far this season, it has not mattered who has been put on the former Suns forward the results have all been the same.

Jeremy Lamb will be the other man starting on the wing for the Pacers and could have similar success against the Knicks. He will be able to use a lot of the tricks he has picked up over his seven year career against rookie RJ Barrett. Since returning from injury against the Orlando Magic, Lamb has averaged almost 16 points per game and shot over 50 percent from the field.

Lastly, bench mob member Doug McDermott will look to continue his strong play in Madison Square Garden. The 8.8 points per game he scores don’t jump off the page, but his 43.9 percent from long-range is a top-20 in the entire league. Having a sharpshooter of McDermott’s caliber coming off the bench can keep a second unit afloat when other player’s shots aren’t falling. The Creighton product is also coming off back-to-back double figure games for the first time this season.