Oladipo got a bit tied up with Pascal Siakam on a fast break opportunity, as the two players were going for a ball that was thrown up court. Oladipo went straight down after mild contact with Siakam, and seemingly went knees-first to the court. The injury looked so bad that the EMTs had to cover his knee with a towel before taking him out of the arena.
The All-Star underwent an MRI Thursday to confirm the injury, and now the three-seeded Pacers will have to do the rest without him. That will be a major task, as Oladipo leads the team with 19.2 points per game. The Pacers did improve a bit without Oladipo on the floor compared to last season, where they went 0-6 without him. The shooting guard did miss 11 games earlier this season, and Indiana went 7-4 in those contests while he dealt with a sore right knee in November and December. The Pacers' win over the Raptors on Wednesday was their third in a row and first in the past six contests over the East leaders.
Indiana's first test without Oladipo will come on Saturday night when they visit the struggling Memphis Grizzlies.