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

The Pacers look to bounce back at home when they host the Celtics at BLF on Thursday night.

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The Pacers and Celtics meet for the second time this season at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday, but this time will be different considering the key players absent in the last game.

The Celtics won 105-99 but the Pacers played without Paul George and Rodney Stuckey. Tonight they will play without Monta Ellis and Stuckey, but will have PG coming off a disappointing finish in New York on his home floor. That should help.

As for the C's, they are rolling after winning their last three, but face a tough schedule starting tonight. After playing the Pacers, the Celtics go home to play OKC on Friday and then down to New York for a Noon ET game against the Knicks on Christmas Day.

While the Pacers were short-handed in the last meeting, so were the Celtics who earned the win without Al Horford and Jae Crowder. Now Brad Stevens has his crew healthy and ready to roll.

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

TV: FOX Sports Indiana

Odds: Bovada has the Celtics at -1.5 favorites

Radio: 93.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan

Projected Starting Lineups

Pacers: Jeff Teague (PG), Glenn Robinson III (SG), Paul George (SF), Thaddeus Young (PF), Myles Turner (C)

Celtics: Isaiah Thomas (PG), Avery Bradley (SG), Jae Crowder (SF), Amir Johnson (PF), Al Horford (C)