Aaron Nesmith, Tyrese Haliburton questionable in Pacers-Knicks Game 4, OG Anunoby out

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers had a few new additions to their injury report Saturday ahead of tomorrow's Game 4 against the New York Knicks.

Aaron Nesmith was not on the injury report during the series, but right shoulder soreness makes it questionable whether he will be able to play on Sunday. During Game 3, a Pacers win on Friday night, the wing fell hard to the ground after a touch in the second half and appeared to be in pain. He stayed in the game and played a key role in defending Knicks star Jalen Brunson throughout the night.

The other new addition to the Pacers' injury report is not a new player, but a new designation. Tyrese Haliburton, who was questionable for Indiana's last six postseason games, is questionable again. But this time it's not just his lower back spasms.

In addition to these ailments, Haliburton is dealing with a bruised sacrum and a sprained right ankle. He had a noticeable grimace while moving at times during and after Game 3, but stayed in the action and delivered an electrifying performance.

“It was my ankle, I twisted my ankle on that steal,” Haliburton said of what happened during the game. He noted that he had also injured his tailbone during the game. “Just the whole body… I'm hurting, but there are men who are hurting too,” he said of his injuries.

Bennedict Mathurin is still out for the Pacers. On New York's side, Mtichell Robinson, OG Anunoby, Julius Randle and Bojan Bogdanovic remain out. Robinson played in Game 1 before an ankle injury ended his streak, while Anunoby is dealing with a hamstring strain that puts his status in every game in question. What's notable is that Brunson is no longer listed on the injury report.

Game 4 takes place on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

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