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Trail Blazers vs. Pacers: Game thread, lineups, odds, TV info and more

The Pacers return home where they will hunt for a much-needed win against the Blazers on Saturday.

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Not only do the Pacers return home for the dreaded first home game after a road trip, but they do so on a back-to-back after falling flat in their final road game at Dallas on Friday.

Regardless of the circumstances the Pacers once again, find themselves trying to bounce back after a brutal loss to get back to .500 as nothing is coming easy for this crew so far this season.

In the past two games, Monta Ellis has not finished for the Pacers. One has to wonder if he will continue to start as his offensive output has turned impotent of late.

The Blazers are coming off a rough loss, as well after letting a fourth quarter lead slip away in Memphis on Thursday. Portland has adjusted their lineup since they ran all over the Pacers in their last meeting. Evan Turner is now starting along with Meyers Leonard which gives them another stretch big for the Pacers to defend on the perimeter.

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Pacers vs. Trail Blazers - 7:00 p.m. ET at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

TV: FOX Sports Indiana and NBA TV

Odds: Bovada has the Blazers at -1 favorites

Radio: 93.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan

Projected Starting Lineups

Pacers: Jeff Teague (PG), Monta Ellis (SG), Paul George (SF), Thaddeus Young (PF), Myles Turner (C)

Blazers: Damian Lillard (PG), C.J. McCollum (SG), Evan Turner (SF), Meyers Leonard (PF), Mason Plumlee (C)