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Raptors vs. Pacers, Game 6: Game thread, lineups, TV info and more

The Pacers are on the edge of first-round playoff extinction as they host the Raptors for Game 6.

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The Pacers will try to keep their season alive on Friday evening when they host the Raptors at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

What looked like an extended post-season run in the third quarter of Game 5, quickly turned into sudden death situation after the Pacers let a double-digit lead slide away in Toronto. Once again, it is impossible to have any confidence that the Pacers will come up big at home in Game 6, which is usually when they are at their best, so yeah, these are your 2015-16 Pacers.

Paul George has been such a post-season star it has become unfair to expect another huge two-way performance out of him.That's just the way it is, though. Between games, PG was imploring everyone on his roster to give their best in Game 6, something that would surely be enough to push the Pacers to another win. The sad part is he had to search for those motivational buttons to push.

Motivation shouldn't be a problem for the Raps. They saw their 2015-16 season flash before their eyes in Game 5 and the sudden revival has to give them a feeling that this is their year to get over the hump.

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2015-16 NBA Playoffs





April 29, 2016 - 7:30 p.m. ET
Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: ESPNEWS/NBATV/FOX Sports Indiana ---- 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
Patrick Patterson PF Myles Turner
Jonas Valanciunas C Ian Mahinmi