The Pacers were oozing energy and effort in Minnesota on Thursday night and left the Target Center with a quality road win, similar to the feeling they had ten days earlier when they left Sacramento after rallying to beat the Kings, 106-100.
The Pacers now face the Kings at home on Friday night which should help diminish the impact of the bad half of a back-to-back. Regardless, that energy and effort delivered in Minny will have to surface, again. Maybe the Hickory Pacers uniforms will help as the team honors the mid-’60s Washington High School powerhouse teams.
The Kings remain without Rudy Gay who injured his leg against the Pacers. Monta Ellis and Aaron Brooks both played off the bench in Minnesota, but Rodney Stuckey remains out. Kevin Seraphin is also questionable with a sore knee.
Kings vs. Pacers - 7:00 p.m. ET at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Odds: Bovada has the Pacers at -4 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)
Kings: Darren Collison (PG), Garrett Temple (SG), Arron Afflalo (SF), Kosta Koufos (PF), DeMarcus Cousins (C)