UPDATE - The Pacers went on to win in overtime 115-106 over the Chicago Bulls. Oladipo ($6,000) didn’t play in the extra period because of his minutes restriction, but the Pacers have to be thrilled with what they got out of their All-Star guard. He finished with nine points, four assists and 17 DKFP in 21 minutes. If Dipo is fully healthy, Indiana could be a dark horse to make it out of the Eastern Conference. The Pacers are currently +2000 to make it to the NBA Finals.
Victor Oladipo hadn’t played for the Indiana Pacers since suffering a devastating ruptured quad tendon last January against the Toronto Raptors. Understandably, he’s on a restriction in his first game back, but is making the most of his minutes. He scored nine points and the most significant bucket came at the end of regulation. Trailing by three, Oladipo hit a deep shot to knot the game. Then he defended Zach LaVine at the other end of the court to force overtime. Here’s the shot Oladipo hit to extended the game.