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

The Pacers put their five-game winning streak to the test across the pond when they face the Nuggets in London.

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The Pacers will finally get to play some basketball again on Thursday when they face the Denver Nuggets for a "road game" at O2 Arena in London.

The team appears to have thoroughly enjoyed their time in London, getting the VIP treatment for all of the big ticket attractions. But all of that fun can turn sour in a hurry if they don't bring it on the court. As a team rolling along through a stretch of five consecutive games, they have to maintain an edge despite playing a struggling Denver team.

The Nuggs have lost five in a row and seven of their last nine games. But the teams Denver lost to in that stretch include: OKC, San Antonio, Golden State, Atlanta and the Clippers. Regardless of opponent, Denver's defense has been a problem, giving up over 120 points per game in their last five losses. The stretch has dropped the Nuggs to last in the league in defensive efficiency, while the Pacers rank right in the middle at 15.

The Nuggets also have several players listed as questionable including former HSE star, Gary Harris (groin) and Kenneth Faried (illness).

So the opportunity is there for the Pacers to seize another W and keep rolling by putting on a show on an international stage. Let's go!!!

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Pacers vs. Nuggets - 3:00 p.m. ET at O2 Arena, London, England

TV: FOX Sports Indiana, NBA TV

Odds: Bovada has the Pacers at -4.5 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)

Pistons: Emmanuel Mudiay (PG), Will Barton (SG), Danilo Gallinari (SF), Darrell Arthur (PF), Nikola Jokic (C)