|Decmber 31, 2011 - 6:00PM EST|
|Palace at Auburn Hills|
|Radio: 1070AM The Fan TV: Fox Sports Indiana|
|Darren Collison||PG||Rodney Stuckey|
|Paul George||SG||Ben Gordon|
|Danny Granger||SF||Tayshaun Prince|
|David West||PF||Greg Monroe|
Anyone else feeling a little queasy about this one?
The Indiana Pacers visit the Palace at Auburn Hills on New Year's Eve to take on the Detroit Pistons for the second time in six days. The Pacers earned a win the first time around thanks to a strong front court effort with double-doubles by David West, Roy Hibbert and Tyler Hansbrough. The trio repeated that feat last night in an overtime win over Cleveland and might need to do it a third time unless the Pacers can find a way to minimize the rebounding opportunities by making more shots on the first try.
This game has trouble written all over it though as the Pacers embark on a four-game road trip over the next six days. The Pistons have yet to win and will be hungry for that first W in front of the home crowd. Don't forget, this game tips early at 6:00 p.m. which should help accommodate your New Year's Eve plans. Hopefully those plans include celebrating another win and a 4-0 start by the Pacers.
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