Caris LeVert Ruled Out vs. Suns With Calf Injury

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Make it two straight games without Caris LeVert. The Indiana Pacers starting shooting guard remains out against the Phoenix Suns while he continues to resolve a calf injury. Tony East confirmed the news ahead of the Pacers’ Saturday night tilt.

LeVert has been a valuable offensive contributor for the Pacers this season. The sixth-year player is averaging 18.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists, ranking fourth on the team in Value Over Replacement Player and Win Shares, as per Basketball-Reference.

Chris Duarte started in place of LeVert last time out against the Golden State Warriors, his 26th start of the season. The former Oregon Duck put up a team-high 27 points while chipping in with seven rebounds and three assists. Duarte is expected to be back in the starting lineup against the Suns.

The 17-29 Pacers will have their hands full against the best team in the league, and that’s reflected in the betting line. FanDuel Sportsbook has Indiana listed as +13.5 underdogs for the inter-conference battle.

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