NBA wrap: Pacers earn big win over Raptors; possibly lose Victor Oladipo for season

The Pacers got a big win but also suffered a big loss Wednesday.

Indiana took down Toronto 110-106 behind 23 points and 15 rebounds from Thaddeus Young, but it also may have lost star guard Victor Oladipo for the season.

Oladipo had to be taken off the court on a stretcher after sustaining a gruesome leg injury while attempting to chase down Pascal Siakam on a fast break.

The 26-year-old is coming off of an All-Star season and is leading Indiana in scoring in 2018-19 while tallying the second-most assists per game on the team.

According to ESPN, Indiana reportedly fears Oladipo is done for the year. He will undergo an MRI to confirm the extent of the injury to his leg.

The Pacers moved to 32-15 with the win and sit in third place in the Eastern Conference, 2 1/2 games back of the Raptors for second.

Studs of the Night

James Harden had 61 points on 17-of-38 shooting with 15 rebounds, four assists and five steals in the Rockets’ 114-110 win over the Knicks.

Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie had 29 points on 10-of-17 shooting with three rebounds and three assists in Brooklyn’s 114-110 win over the Magic.

Clippers forward Tobias Harris had 31 points on 12-of-19 shooting with seven rebounds and six assists in Los Angeles’ 111-99 win over the Heat.

Hawks forward John Collins had 35 points on 14-of-16 shooting, including a perfect four for four from beyond the arc and three for three from the line, in a 121-101 win over the Bulls.

Marc Gasol had a triple-double with 22 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists, but the Grizzlies fell to the Hornets 118-107.

Blake Griffin had 37 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in the Pistons’ 98-94 win over the Pelicans.

Duds of the Night

Cavaliers guard Rodney Hood scored three points on 1-of-9 shooting in a 123-103 loss to the Celtics.


Joel Embiid had 33 points and 19 rebounds while Ben Simmons tallied a triple-double with 21 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in the 76ers’ 122-120 win over the Spurs. This Simmons dunk helped Philadelphia mount a late comeback.

What’s Next

Warriors (33-14) at Wizards (20-26) 8 p.m. ET — The Warriors have DeMarcus Cousins back and are starting to become what they can truly be. And the Wizards are actually hitting their stride, as well, having won seven of their last 10 games while Bradley Beal is looking like an All-Star averaging 24.7 points, five rebounds and five assists, all of which are career highs. Don’t look now but Washington is just two games back of a playoff spot.