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Raptors vs. Pacers, Game 4: Game thread, lineups, TV info and more

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The Pacers host the Raptors in Game 4 of their first-round NBA playoff series at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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The Pacers try to avoid playing their last game this season at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon when they host the Toronto Raptors in Game 4 of their playoff series.

A loss would be devastating to the Pacers, putting the Raptors up 3-1 with Game 5 in Air Canada Centre. The return of DeMarre Carroll to the starting lineup has Toronto playing like the No. 2 seed they are and has the Pacers scrambling for answers.

Expect a possible starting lineup change for the Pacers, most likely Myles Turner starting for Lavoy Allen. Will that move include a tightening of the rotation? Ty Lawson has not helped as hoped in a reserve role, and C.J. Miles' shooting touch should be listed on the injury report as questionable. Jordan Hill hasn't played, but with Lavoy not starting, Vogel may want to use JHill in Turner's former reserve role for a little front-court offense.

Regardless - players, effort, execution - something has to change for the Pacers in Game 4.

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2015-16 NBA Regular Season
Raptors
(2-1)
@
Pacers
(1-2)
April 23, 2016 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: TNT ---- Radio: AM 1070/93.5 FM The Fan
Probable Starters
Kyle Lowry PG George Hill
DeMar DeRozan SG Monta Ellis
DeMarre Carroll SF Paul George
Luis Scola PF Lavoy Allen
Jonas Valanciunas C Ian Mahinmi