October 20, 2017, 6:38 pm
The Pacers’ centers were dominated in Friday’s home loss, with new starter Domantas Sabonis posting just three points, eight rebounds and a block in 29 minutes and Al Jefferson posting eight points, two rebounds and a block in 16 minutes of his own.
The elder statesman Jefferson is the only true center on the roster besides the injured Myles Turner, and Sabonis will have trouble with bigger bodies down low. That played out tonight as Portland won the rebounding battle by a 51-39 margin. Neither player will be of huge fantasy concerns, though Sabonis might have very low-end value if Turner is facing an extended absence.