The Pacers halted their three-game losing streak in Minnesota and on Monday they return to the Fieldhouse with sights on ending the Hawks' current six-game winning streak.
After a bumpy start, the Hawks have found their stride and after all the W's currently sit in second place in the East a game behind the Cavs. All of the key trouble makers for the veteran Hawks return with Horford and Millsap up front and Pike's own, Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver in the backcourt.
But the reserve unit has been huge for the Hawks (via NBA.com's John Schuhmann) during the winning streak with a net efficiency rating of +20.8 over the winning streak. Reserve big man Tiago Splitter is expected out for the next two games with a strained calf.
The Pacers will need a better overall effort than they delivered in Minnesota but the strong finish should give the Blue and Gold some momentum to build on.
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|December 28, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. ET|
|Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN|
|TV: FOX Sports Indiana ---- Radio: AM 1070/93.5 FM The Fan|
|Jeff Teague||PG||George Hill|
|Kyle Korver||SG||Monta Ellis|
|Kent Bazemore||SF||Paul George|
|Paul Millsap||PF||C.J. Miles|
|Al Horford||C|| |