Granger to play for Pacers, Nets’ Williams out
Pacers forward Danny Granger is expected to start Thursday
against New Jersey.
Indiana lost its top scorer with a sprained left ankle in the
first quarter of Tuesday’s loss to Miami. Granger also sat out
Wednesday’s loss at Cleveland. About 75 minutes before tipoff,
coach Frank Vogel said Granger would start.
The Pacers have lost a season-high five straight.
New Jersey, however, will be without forward Shawne Williams for
the second straight game. Williams was originally listed as out
with a sprained left shoulder. But before Thursday’s game, the team
said that Williams also has a sore left foot and knee and will be
Williams has started six games this season and was originally
drafted by the Pacers in 2006, No. 17 overall.