What Victor Oladipo's injury means for the Pacers

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With All-Star guard Victor Oladipo out for the season, can the Indiana Pacers still compete in the Eastern Conference?

Oladipo suffered a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee during the second quarter of Wednesday's game against the Toronto Raptors and left the court on a stretcher. He will require season-ending surgery.

After going winless in the seven games Oladipo missed in 2017-18, Indiana went 7-4 earlier this season when he sat out 11 games because of a sore right knee. Is that success sustainable for the Pacers, or will Oladipo's abscence make it impossible for Indiana to maintain a top-four seed in the East?

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