Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE
The Pacers try to begin a fresh winning streak when they host the Blazers.
|2012-13 NBA Regular Season|
|December 5, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. ET|
|Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN|
|TV: Fox Sports Indiana ---- Radio: AM 1070 The Fan|
|Damian Lillard||PG||George Hill|
|Wesley Matthews||SG||Lance Stephenson|
|Nicolas Batum||SF||Paul George|
|LaMarcus Aldridge||PF||David West|
|J.J. Hickson||C||Roy Hibbert|
After playing 14 of their first 18 games on the road with an even up 9-9 record, the Pacers now have a chance to take advantage of a little more home cookin' on the schedule. But that means winning games like tonight against a rebuild-on-the-fly Portland team. While the Pacers were up in Chicago playing the Bulls, the Blazers practiced at the Fieldhouse yesterday before resting the remainder of the evening to wait for the Pacers to play tonight.
Rookie point guard Damian Lillard should be worth the price of admission, although hopefully he doesn't give fans their money's worth. The Nic Batum vs. Paul George matchup will be equally intriguing. With PG scoring 34 points in Chicago, history tells us to look elsewhere for answers. But PG is trying to grow and backing up a big game with another solid effort would show some strides. So, we'll take 17 points and making things challenging for Batum, ok PG?
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