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

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Pacers return to action for the first time following a roster altering trade on Thursday when the visit the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.

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2013-14 NBA Regular Season
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(10-44)
February 22, 2014 - 8:30 p.m. ET
BMO Harris Bradley Center - Milwaukee, WI
TV: FOX Sports Indiana ---- Radio: AM 1070/107.5 FM The Fan
Probable Starters
George Hill PG Brandon Knight
Lance Stephenson SG Nate Wolters
Paul George SF Khris Middleton
David West PF Ersan Ilyasova
Roy Hibbert C Zaza Pachulia

The Pacers get a chance to shake off the sudden shock from the big trade deadline deal with they play the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night at BMO Harris Bradley Center.

The Pacers won't have Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen with them against the Bucks but the playing rotation should be fine with Rasual Butler aka Stay Ready, soaking up Granger's former minutes. The Pacers rolled past the Bucks in mid-November at the Fieldhouse, back when the Pacers were imposing their will on opponents. The struggling Bucks didn't have a chance that night which included a big effort from Roy Hibbert with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 8 blocks. Half of that would be a nice night from Hibbert of late.

The Bucks are also working through a roster change after the deadline with Ramon Sessions returning to where his NBA career started after Milwaukee traded Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour for Sessions and forward Jeff Adrien. The young Bucks saved some cash on the deal to use for better days ahead.

On the court, the nicest thing you can say about the Bucks is that that are 5th in the Central Division. With a 10-44 record, that's better than saying they are in last place in the Eastern Conference with the worst record in the NBA, even if all of those descriptions are accurate. Nope, 5th place in the Central sounds much better.

Another positive for Ol' Mil, is super long, Mr. Gadget/Plasticman rookie, Giannis Antetokounmpou (don't ask me to pronounce that name). The 19-year-old, 6'9 wing

Unfortunately for the Bucks, the get a salty Pacers team arriving to play after a stinging defeat in Minnesota on Wednesday which led to having to endure a stunning trade on Thursday. Not better time than the present for the Pacers to begin a winning streak.

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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