Bucks vs. Pacers: Game thread, lineups, TV info and more

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Pacers host the Bucks on Saturday night in a Central Division matchup.

2012-13 NBA Regular Season
January 5, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: Fox Sports Indiana ---- Radio: AM 1070 The Fan
Probable Starters
Brandon Jennings PG George Hill
Monta Ellis SG Lance Stephenson
Luc Mbah a Moute SF Paul George
Ekpe Udoh PF David West
Larry Sanders C Roy Hibbert

The Indiana Pacers host the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in the first of four consecutive games at the NBA's finest arena.

The Pacers should be excited to play this back-to-back after showing up so poorly against the Boston Celtics on Friday night. Once again, the Pacers hope to have George Hill available which is critical for the Pacers as the schedule strengthens this week.

It is even more important against Milwaukee since they rely on a pair of potent guards in Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis. Sam Young will likely be out for the Pacers again with an ankle injury which could bring a little intrigue to the playing rotation.

Orlando Johnson looked solid and full of confidence while playing out the mess in the fourth quarter in Boston. Considering how badly Gerald Green is struggling, Frank Vogel may want to find some minutes for Johnson. The pair are not similar players since Green is more of a backup small forward and OJ would be limited to shooting guard, but Johnson showed he knows what to do on the court which can't always be said of Green.

But forget the bench, the Pacers need a return to solid play from David West and Paul George after to pair made just eight of 36 shots in Boston. Time for some home cookin'!

For more on the Bucks, check out Brew Hoop. Also, leave your thoughts and observations on the game in the comments.

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