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The Pacers try to gain ground on the sixth spot in the East when they host the Bucks on Thursday night.

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The Indiana Pacers catch the Bucks on the second night of a back-to-back and the effort by Milwaukee on Wednesday night, makes winning this game even more important for the Pacers as they try to chase down the Bucks and the sixth spot in the East. The Bucks rallied in the second half at home to beat the Orlando Magic on Wednesday and remain four games ahead of the Pacers in the loss column (4.5 overall).

The Pacers can cut that number in half with two games remaining against the Bucks which included the Thursday matchup at the Fieldhouse. The two teams split their first two matchups earlier in the year, with the road team winning both times.

The first game at the Fieldhouse was back in November when both teams were much different. The Bucks now have Michael Carter-Williams starting at point guard instead of Brandon Knight and Jabari Parker is out for the season. As for the Pacers, they were without George Hill, David West and c.J. Watson the first time around.

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2014-15 NBA Regular Season
(34-30)
@
Pacers
(29-34)
March 12, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: Fox Sports Indiana ---- Radio: AM 1070/107.5 FM The Fan
Probable Starters
Michael Carter-Williams PG George Hill
Khris Middleton SG C.J. Miles
Giannis Antetokounmpo SF Solomon Hill
Ersan Ilyasova PF David West
Zaza Pachulia C Roy Hibbert