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Malcolm Brogdon exits with sore lower back

Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon exited Friday night’s game in Houston in the first quarter with a sore lower back and did not return.

The Pacers were already without Myles Turner and Jeremy Lamb because of injuries.

“That’s a big loss when you’re going up against guys like Harden and Westbrook,” coach Nate McMillan said after the game. “Not only do you need him offensively but you need his size defensively.”

Brogdon has been spectacular for the Pacers this season, averaging 20.7 points, 8.5 assists and 5.2 rebounds in his first 11 games.