Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
The Pacers try to keep pace with the Eastern Conference playoff contenders and win their third consecutive game when they take on the Pistons.
|2012-13 NBA Regular Season|
|December 15, 2012 - 7:30 p.m. ET|
|The Palace at Auburn Hills - Auburn Hills, MI|
|TV: Fox Sports Indiana ---- Radio: AM 1070 The Fan|
|George Hill||PG||Brandon Knight|
|Gerald Green||SG||Kyle Singler|
|Paul George||SF||Tayshaun Prince|
|David West||PF||Jason Maxiell|
|Roy Hibbert||C||Greg Monroe|
The Pistons also traveled to Auburn Hills for the game following a double-overtime loss against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night. The Pistons are 1-4 in their last five games but none of those four losses were by more than 10 points and all to respectable teams (Chicago, Philadelphia, Denver and Brooklyn). So the Pacers will have to be ready for a 48 minute battle for the win.
Roy Hibbert will try to back up a solid 19 and 13 effort on Friday against fellow Hoya Greg Monroe. Monroe has been a rock solid presence in the middle for Detroit, leading the team with 15 points and more than nine rebounds per game.
The Pacers are currently in 8th place in the Eastern Conference after beating Philly on Friday. The muddled middle of the East has the Pacers within a game of Boston, Chicago and Milwaukee.
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