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The Pacers look to cool off the streaking Hawks, winners of their last six games, and at the same time gain a little ground in the Eastern Conference standings.

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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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Hawks

(20-12)

@
Pacers

(17-12)

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
Probable Starters
Jeff Teague PG George Hill
Kyle Korver SG Monta Ellis
Kent Bazemore SF Paul George
Paul Millsap PF C.J. Miles
Al Horford C
Ian Mahinmi