The Indiana Pacers are back to work after the break and looking to get back into the groove when they face the Atlanta Hawks at home for the first time this season. The Pacers split their two road games in Atlanta earlier in the season but are now searching for that level of play that saw them jump out of the gate with a 16-1 record.
The Hawks continue struggling with injuries since losing Al Horford just after Christmas. Stretch center threat Pero Antic has been ruled out for the game tonight and forward DeMarre Carroll is a game-time decision as he tries to return from an ankle injury. So the Pacers should enjoy a depth advantage to go along some home coookin'.
Also, former Pike High star Jeff Teague returns to Indy to run the show for the Hawks while his name continues to surface in trade rumors with the trade deadline closing in fast on Thursday.
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