The Pacers are hunting for a bargain win on Black Friday after losing their last two games at home. To do so, they will have to beat the Brooklyn Nets at BLF which may appear a given on the surface, but a quick scratch reveals otherwise.
For one, the Nets have four wins, but one of those was against the Pacers in Brooklyn. Plus, after struggling against Dwight Howard on Wednesday, Myles Turner has to face another big veteran center in Brook Lopez.
Turner will need help and from a broader view, the Pacers will have to get more serious about attacking the glass after the Hawks wore out the Pacers by collecting missed shots.
Note that the game tips off at 8 pm ET as usual on the Friday after Thanksgiving to accommodate the Circle of Lights festivities in downtown Indy.
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Netsvs. Pacers - 8:00 p.m. ET at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Odds: Bovada has the Pacers -8.5 favorites
Radio: 93.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups
Pacers: Jeff Teague (PG), Monta Ellis (SG), Glenn Robinson III (SF), Thaddeus Young (PF), Myles Turner (C)
Hawks: Isaiah Whitehead (PG), Bojan Bogdanovic (SG), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (SF), Trevor Booker (PF), Brook Lopez (C)