The Indiana Pacers return to the Fieldhouse for their first home game in ten days when they host the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.
While on the road, the Pacers lost their first four games before rising up for a fourth-quarter comeback to beat the Orlando Magic on Sunday. Now the Pacers try to build a little momentum at home, looking for a quality win over the Raptors. George Hill remains on limited minutes which have been strong minutes for the Pacers in their last two games. C.J. Miles has been ruled out for another game while dealing with a groin strain.
Toronto remains a solid playoff team in the upper tier of the Eastern Conference. But after a hot start, the Raptors have been playing around .500 ball since Christmas while missing DeMar Rozan for half of that time and then working him back into the lineup after he missed six weeks with groin injury (sounds familiar).
While DeRozan remains a potential problem for the Pacers, Kyle Lowry and Lou Williams aren't far behind on the list of guys who could go off on Mo-Williams-esque binge to hurt the Pacers. Williams pumped in 26 when the Raptors ran past the Pacers in their mid-December game in Toronto. In that game, the Raptors' bench accounted for 64 of the team's 106 points.
|2014-15 NBA Regular Season|
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|January 27, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. ET|
|Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN|
|TV: Fox Sports Indiana ---- Radio: AM 1070/107.5 FM The Fan|
|Kyle Lowry||PG||C.J. Watson|
|Greivis Vasquez||SG||Rodney Stuckey|
|DeMar DeRozan||SF||Solomon Hill|
|Amir Johnson||PF||David West|
|Jonas Valanciunas||C||Roy Hibbert|