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

The Pacers return home after a winless road trip to play the Hawks. Kind of like returning from a business trip to realize no one mowed the lawn. Gotta get back to work.

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The Indiana Pacers are back at the Fieldhouse to face the Atlanta Hawks which is never a fun tasks. While the two teams have taken turns frustrating one another over the past couple of year, the Hawks always present a grind for the Pacers.

A quick look at the matchup on paper reveals all kinds of problems as the Pacers enter the game on a four game losing streak, while a win tonight will extend Atlanta's win streak to seven games. That actually should give the Pacers a mental edge. The Blue and Gold have had a couple of days at home to work off the road and work on some details which should put them in good shape for a desperation level of effort to get a win.

The Hawks are rolling but this will be their third game in four days which included a win at home last night against Denver. Health has been a big factor for the Hawks, as they've had the bulk of their key rotation players available this year with Pike grad, Jeff Teague doing a nice job of running the show from the point. The Pacers have had no such luck and will play on Monday without reserve center, Ian Mahinmi.

For more on the Hawks, check out Peachtree Hoops. Also, please add your thoughts and observations on the game in the comments.

2014-15 NBA Regular Season
December 8, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: Fox Sports Indiana ---- Radio: AM 1070/107.5 FM The Fan
Probable Starters
Jeff Teague PG Rodney Stuckey
Kyle Korver SG Solomon Hill
DeMarre Carroll SF Chris Copeland
Paul Millsap PF David West
Al Horford C Roy Hibbert