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

The Pacers try to begin a fresh winning streak when they host the Blazers.

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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
Probable Starters
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

The Indiana Pacers return the the Fieldhouse for the first time in what seems like forever when they play the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

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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