The Pacers make their first regular season trip to Philips Arena to play the Hawks which has been a house of horrors for the Pacers in the recent past. The Pacers lost two regular season games and their first two playoff games in Atlanta last year before finally getting over the hump and closing out the Hawks in the playoff on their home floor.
Much has changed since then for the Hawks, though. Josh Smith is gone and Paul Millsap is in for the Hawks. While Atlanta sits in third place in the East they are currently struggling to deal with the loss of center Al Horford and bring a three-game losing streak to the game tonight.
The Pacers have won three consecutive games and will try to make it four while gutting through their fourth game in the past five days. Four of the team's six losses have come on the second night of a back-to-back, so the Pacers will have to find a way to bring some energy to grind out another road win.
Also of note, the all-Indy point guard matchup with Broad Ripple's George Hill going against Pike's Jeff Teague.
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