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

The Pacers return home after a rough road loss in Brooklyn to face the Houston Rockets on Sunday evening.

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The Pacers, playing of late with no intent on making of crusing into the post-season, face a challenge at home to remain on Sunday evening when they host James Harden and the Houston Rockets.

Both teams are in a similar state, lingering around the edges of playoff spots in their respective conferences although struggling to gain much positive momentum with the end of the regular season closing in.

The Rockets beat the Raptors in their last game to halt a three-game losing streak which had them outside the playoffs in the West. The win bumped them up to seventh, just like the Pacers in the East.

The Pacers keep stepping to the edge and then step up to win and remain in playoff position. A loss tonight won't knock the Pacers out of the top eight spots but it would bump them down to eighth, a half game below the idle Pistons.

For more on the Rockets, check out The Dream Shake. Also, please add your thoughts and observations on the game in the comments.

2015-16 NBA Regular Season
March 27, 2016 - 6:00 p.m. ET
Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: FOX Sports Indiana ---- Radio: AM 1070/93.5 FM The Fan
Probable Starters
Patrick Beverley PG George Hill
James Harden SG Monta Ellis
Trevor Ariza SF Paul George
Donatas Motiejunas PF Myles Turner
Dwight Howard C Ian Mahinmi